Presentation on theme: "Portfolio Assessment: Pleasure and Profit in Self-Evaluation Star A. Muir, Director Learning Support Services George Mason University MS 5E7, Fairfax,"— Presentation transcript:
Portfolio Assessment: Pleasure and Profit in Self-Evaluation Star A. Muir, Director Learning Support Services George Mason University MS 5E7, Fairfax, VA (703) Copyright Star Muir, This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.
Initial Considerations Engaging portfolios positively as useful activities for collaborative unit assessment Ongoing data collection: Critical support but not trivial pursuit Packrat Habits Time for drafts and iterations Tapping unit skills and strengths
Tips on the Portfolio Process Build prep time into annual calendar Communicate needs, timeline, coordinator Assemble, review evaluation data before brainstorming accomplishments, future goals Brainstorming with staff: Bracket judgments and generate full list of ideas Select material and organize for clarity
IRC Portfolio Table of Contents Overview Mission, Staff and Services IRC Mission Staff Organizational Chart Services Accomplishments Top 5 Accomplishments, Progress Toward Goals Technology Integration via TAC and TAP Course Management System Upgrades Support Prince William and Arlington Campuses Increasing the Faculty Voice in the IRC Improve Lab Assistant Procedures Development of IRC Services Instructional Design Faculty Development and Support Teaching/Classroom Support Lab Support Advocacy Infrastructure Support for University and DoIIIT Events Outreach, Networking and Advocacy Awards and Recognitions Evaluation Use and Service Statistics Workshop Feedback Kudos Vision for the Future Goals Areas Needing Improvement Appendices Prince William and Arlington Support IT Training and WEMS Workshops Offered
STAR Portfolio Overview Mission and Staff Organizational Chart Mission Statements Evaluation Statistics Workshop Evaluations Client Feedback Other Quality Indicators Accomplishments Awards and Recognitions Outreach and Networking Goals Areas for Improvement University Event and Project Support STAR*Services Completed Projects Top Five Accomplishments, Future of STAR Challenges Goals Specific Areas for Improvement Appendices Staff Resumes Mentor Expertise CCUMC Award In-Class Requests Report MRC Inventory Other Supporting Materials
Integrating Portfolio Assessment Aligning institutional and unit goals/mission Two models (STAR & IRC): –One “Publication Director” –Supervisor Centered and Controlled Developing feedback mechanisms Quarterly or mid-year “check points” Adopting positive attitudes toward both validation and criticism