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1 Assessment Plans Discussion Career Services Julie Guevara, Accreditation & Assessment Officer February 6, 2006

2 ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING  Assessment is a component of Strategic Planning  Assessment Plans follow the University Assessment Committee (UAC) format  The assessment plan is “designed to improve student learning and development”

3 Assessment Plan Components 1. Schedule for periodic unit-wide faculty/staff assessment discussions 2. Goals that reflect mission and values 3. Objectives that are measurable (derived from goals) 4. Means for achieving objective. 5. Assessment measures. How will you measure each of the objectives? 6. Procedure for data collection. 7. Responsible for collection. 8. Analysis of data. 9. Anticipated use of findings, including curriculum/program revisions

4 Missions Student Services: Engaging students in meaningful learning that enhances a vibrant educational community. GVSU: educates students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship and public service.

5 1. Schedule for periodic unit-wide faculty assessment discussions o Consider convening a subcommittee to write the plan o Report back to department/unit and get feedback o Edit plan if needed o Submit to Dean o Submit to UAC

6 2. Objectives are measurable (derived from goals) o Student Learning Objectives Establish connections with career services earlier in their college career. o Student Objectives Establish connections with career services earlier in their college career. o Staff Objectives TBA o Programmatic Objectives Expand positive relationships with employers in West MI, the Midwest, and other strategic regions of the country. Expand positive relationships with community organizations in West MI.

7 3. List of measures to evaluate objectives. Direct measures - evaluation of exams, papers, projects, national exams, interaction with client/internship, artistic performances, etc. Best if done using a rubric (scoring guide). Indirect measures - student surveys, alumni surveys, grad school or job placement, structured focus groups, employer surveys, etc.

8 4. Procedure for data collection and analysis  From which class(es)or activities will you collect assignments for evaluation?  If you’re using a test, survey, how will you administer it (which students, alumni, employers when)?  Who will do the evaluation?  Where will you get other data from?  Who will summarize the findings?  What do the findings mean?

9 5. Anticipated use of findings, including curriculum/program revisions  how will you use information to improve curriculum/program by:  changing curriculum/program if appropriate  providing faculty/staff development resources  making budgetary requests  informing strategic plans and self study

10 Student Learning Goals Student Services Goal(s) GVSU Goal(s) NCA Criteria Objectives What will the student know or be able to do? Means for Achieving Objectives Assessment Measures How will you measure each of the objectives? Collection Cycle B.1. May 2008 B.2. May 2008 #2 Increase student engagement in the career development process. #8 Provide career planning, internship and post-graduate employment assistance to all students and alumni desiring services. #1 To support high quality, student-focused, undergraduate and graduate education provided by a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching, scholarship and professional service. #2 To create a broad educational experience that is guided by a philosophy supporting liberal education in all academic programs. Criterion #3 The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission. Core component 3a The organization’s goals for student learning outcomes are clearly stated for each program and make effective assessment possible. Establish connections with career services earlier in their college career. Introduce a course focusing on internship and job-search strategies for Fall B. 1. Student course evaluations. B. 2. Evaluation of student course portfolio by student and instructor. Responsibility for Collection B. 1. Course instructors. B. 2. Director of Career Services Hypothetical Case – Career Services – Student Learning Outcomes

11 Student Goal(s) Student Services Goal(s) GVSU Goal(s) NCA Criteria Objectives What will you do to achieve the goal? Means for Achieving Objectives Assessment Measures How will you measure each of the objectives? Collection Cycle 1.A/B. End of each semester. 2.A. Annually Summer #2 Increase student engagement in the career development process. #8 Provide career planning, internship and post- graduate employment assistance to all students and alumni desiring services. #1 To support high quality, student-focused, undergraduate and graduate education provided by a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching, scholarship and professional service. #2 To create a broad educational experience that is guided by a philosophy supporting liberal education in all academic programs. Criterion #2 The organization allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrates its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. Core component 2d. All levels of planning align with the organization’s mission, thereby enhancing its capacity to fulfill that mission. Establish connections with students earlier in their college career. Introduce department and resources into first year experience program (Admissions, Orientations, LIB 100, etc.) by May 1, A Survey students regarding usefulness of resources in the first year experience program (admissions, orientations, LIB 100). 1.B. Survey instructors regarding usefulness of recourses in the first year experience program (admissions, orientations, LIB 100). 2.A. Compare # of student responses annually. Responsible for Collection 1 & 2 Department Assessment Committee Hypothetical Case – Career Services – Student Goals

12 Staff Goal(s) Student Services Goal(s) GVSU Goal(s) NCA Criteria Objectives What will the staff know or be able to do? Means for Achieving Objectives Assessment Measures How will you measure each of the objectives? Collection Cycle Responsible for Collection. Hypothetical Case – Career Services – Staff Goals

13 Program Goal(s) Student Services Goal(s) GVSU Goal(s) NCA Criteria(on) Objectives What will the program know or be able to do? Means for Achieving Objectives Assessment Measures How will you measure each of the objectives? Collection Cycle End of Summer semester annually. Increase the awareness and usage of office services and resources, and employer recruitment of GVSU students and alumni. #8 Provide career planning, internship and post-graduate employment assistance to all students and alumni desiring services. Goals #3 To build partnerships and collaborations between the university and external entities which contribute to the enrichment of society in the region, the state and beyond. Goal #7 To enhance the visibility of the university and its work. # 5. As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in way both value. Core component 5a. The organization learns from the constituencies it serves and analyzes its capacity to serve their needs and expectations. Expand positive relationships with employers in West MI, the Midwest, and other strategic regions of the country. Expand positive relationships with community organizations in West MI. Establish relationships with key W.MI employers to develop additional job and internship opportunities for students and alumni. Initiate and establish relationships with employers in key Midwestern cities to develop additional job and internship opportunities for students and alumni. Ten or more viable relationships identified by GVSU and West MI partners. Ten or more viable relationships identified by GVSU and Midwestern partners. Responsible for Collection Employment Liaison. Hypothetical Case – Career Services – Program Goals


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