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1 ROUNDTABLE SESSION # 4 JANUARY 28, :30 PM OHIO ROOM Planning for Our Future 1

2 1. Where We Are a) YSU’s Strategic Plan b) Evidence Inventory 2. Discussion Session 2

3 Planning for Our Future Where We Are YSU 2020: The Strategic Plan of YSU 2011–2020 3

4 Planning for Our Future Based on 4 “cornerstones”: 1. institutional accountability and sustainability, or good stewardship of the institution’s financial, physical, and human resources; 4

5 Planning for Our Future Based on 4 “cornerstones”: 2. student success; 3. transition to the urban research university mission; and 4. regional engagement. 5

6 Planning for Our Future Based on 2 “guiding principles”: 1. commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, in the broadest sense; and 2. commitment to “continuous quality improvement,” or a “culture of assessment.” 6

7 Planning for Our Future “Commitment to assessment” defined: “... applies not only to teaching and learning but also to every initiative, activity, and Division of the University. By defining outcomes, evaluating how well we meet them, and using the results to adjust course if necessary, we can align budget with priorities, make informed budget decisions, and facilitate positive change.” 7

8 Planning for Our Future Major theme under Accountability and Sustainability is Culture of Shared Responsibility—based on assessment Priorities under Student Success and Urban University Transition relate to assessment 8

9 Planning for Our Future Word assessment appears 17 times in the body of the plan All items are measured by “metrics” 9

10 Planning for Our Future Evidence Inventory Purpose Structure 10

11 Planning for Our Future Structure: Key Meetings to attend during mentors’ visit: 1. Thursday Feb pm for Assessment Council & General Education Committee, Tod Hall, President’s Conference Room 2 nd floor 2. Thursday Feb 3, 3-4 pm College-wide assessment committees, student representatives from SGA, CTL Ohio Room 3. Friday Feb 4, am Presentation by mentors with question/answer session 11 to 11:30 Presidential Suites. 4. Friday Feb 4, 2:30-3 pm Overview of key findings to faculty, staff, students (open to all) Presidential Suites 11

12 Planning for Our Future Past and current participation in and quality of Assessment processes: Academic Non-Academic/Non-College Academic 12

13 Academic Program Assessment submissions of 141 (103 Reports/6 Plans): 77% Participation Rate submissions of 142 (72 Reports/60 Plans): 93% Participation Rate Planning for Our Future 13

14 Academic Program Assessment Quality: 39% Exemplary (43) 43% Proficient (47) 9% Progressing (10) 3% Inadequate (3) 6 % Plans not scored (6) Quality: 27% Exemplary (36) 22% Proficient (29) 6% Progressing (8) 7% Revisions requested (9) 38% Late submissions (50) Planning for Our Future 14

15 Non-Academic & Non-College Academic Assessment submissions of 39 (31 Reports/0 Plans): 78% Participation Rate submissions of 38 (25 Reports/6 Plans): 82% Participation Rate Planning for Our Future 15

16 Non-Academic & Non-College Academic Assessment Quality: 26% Exemplary (8) 58% Proficient (18) 16% Progressing (5) 0% Inadequate (0) Quality: 32% Exemplary (10) 16% Proficient (5) 0% Progressing (0) 32% Revisions Requested (10) 19% Late submissions (6) Planning for Our Future 16

17 Planning for Our Future Conclusions 1. Quality of reports/plans is improving a. Stricter criteria b. Clearer expectations c. Plans include revamped assessment processes d. Reviews and revised submissions still pending 2. Participation rates are higher a. Increased visibility b. College-wide assessment committees 17

18 Patterns Noted in Patterns noted in Need to f ocus efforts (LO, one project) 2. Need to connect LO, data, & action steps to improve programs 1. Yes; addressed 2. Yes; addressed Planning for Our Future 18

19 Patterns Noted in Patterns noted in Need to translate disciplinary accreditation materials 4. Need to involve students in active ways 5. Need to demonstrate the impact of changes on student learning 3. Yes; addressed 4. Positive steps but needs improvement 5. Positive steps but needs improvement Planning for Our Future 19

20 Planning for Our Future Myths: Assess all classes, every semester, every year. Qualitative data are unacceptable. Action step is required every year for every program. 20

21 Planning for Our Future Next steps: 1. Establish ongoing forums for sharing conversations about student learning & effective teaching 2. Improve internal focus/internal drivers 21

22 Planning for Our Future Next Steps: 3. Use of Data Chart (Academic, Non-Academic, and Non-College Academic) 4. Mini Grant Applications 5. Luncheon in February forum for mini-grant recipients faculty/staff/students to share information about what they are learning 22

23 Discussion How is Assessment going on our campus? What are our successes? What are our challenges? What are realistic changes for assessment improvement? 23

24 Discussion What is your perception of faculty/staff/student engagement in assessment? What strategies are working to increase engagement? What strategies for engagement have not worked? 24

25 Discussion For students: What would you recommend for your major/program to help document improvements in student learning? How would you like to become involved? 25

26 Discussion Sharing Strategies and Results Discuss changes in your programs/projects that are working as a result of assessment. How are the changes in your programs/projects impacting student learning? 26

27 Other? 27


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