Streamlining Assessment at Westmont presented by Tatiana Nazarenko, Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness Program Review Committee: John Blondell,
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Streamlining Assessment at Westmont presented by Tatiana Nazarenko, Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness Program Review Committee: John Blondell, Alister Chapman, Ray Rosentrater, Rick Pointer, Bill Wright, Tatiana Nazarenko, Tim Wilson, Debra Quast General Education Committee: Thomas Jayawardene, Frank Percival, Greg Spencer, Tatiana Nazarenko, Bob Kuntz, Debra Quast 01.13.2010 January 13, 2011
Six Learning Standards Nine Learning Principles Eight Institutional Learning Goals Christian OrientationChristian UnderstandingChristian Understanding, Practices and Affections Christian Practices and Affections Critical-Interdisciplinary ThinkingBroad Interdisciplinary and Critical Competence Critical Thinking DiversityDiversity and Global Awareness Active Societal and Intellectual Engagement Written and Oral CommunicationCompetence in Written and Oral Communication Research and TechnologyResearch and Technological Skills Information Literacy Creative Expression Physical and Emotional Health Institutional Level Assessment
Six-Year Assessment Cycle 6 LS ▶ 9 LP: 35 Institutional Outcomes: 22 GE areas: 68 outcomes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________ Total: 103 Major Program Outcomes: 3-18 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________ Grand Total: 106-121/6 17-20 per year Original Assessment Plan: Ooops! Here is the problem...
Six-Year Assessment Cycle 6 LS ▶ 9 LP: 35 Institutional Outcomes: 22 GE areas: 68 outcomes ▶ 68 Certification Criteria ▼ 22 outcomes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Total: 57 Major Program Outcomes: 3-18 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________ Grand Total: 60-75/6 10-13 per year Revised Assessment Plan: The problem is still here …
Six-Year Assessment Cycle: 11 Institutional Learning Outcomes 9 GE Learning Outcomes ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________ Total: 20/6 = 3 per year Major Program Outcomes: 3-5 outcomes per six-year cycle aligned with institutional outcomes and GE outcomes ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________ Grand total: 23-25/6 4 per year Proposed Assessment Plan: Here is a solution!
Graduates of Westmont College will know the content of the Bible and the central doctrines of the Christian faith and be able to relate this to other fields of inquiry (Christian Understanding) demonstrate commitment to Christian service (Christian Practices/ Affections) accurately evaluate the strength of evidence in support of a claim (Critical Thinking) write effectively in various contexts (Competence in Written Communication) effectively communicate orally in various contexts (Competence in Oral Communication) access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources in ethical and legal ways (Information Literacy) analyze a topic or human experience using the categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, social status and disability (Diversity) analyze globalization from at least two different perspectives (social, cultural, economical, political, religious, technological or educational) (Global Awareness) engage effectively in life-long learning and civic responsibilities (Active Societal and Intellectual Engagement) identify healthy lifestyle practices and articulate effective strategies that attain these practices (Physical and Emotional Health) display accomplishments in one area of artistic creation, performance or production (Creative Expression) Total: 11 outcomes for 8 goals Institutional Learning Outcomes
Students will know the content of, and understand interpretive approaches to, Christian scripture, Christian doctrine, and Christian history (Biblical and Theological Canons) articulate major philosophical ideas and describe their bearing on the Liberal Arts from a Christian perspective (Philosophical Reflections on Truth and Value) acquire basic literacy in world history and reflect on the importance of world history for the Christian (World History in Christian Perspective) apply relevant methods to analyze and solve problems (Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning) effectively communicate in written form for a variety of purposes and audiences across the curriculum (Writing for the Liberals Arts) articulate how a particular topic is approached at least in two different cultures or distinct geographical areas (Thinking Globally) display appropriate accomplishments in artistic production and expressiveness (Performing and Interpreting the Arts) communicate cross-culturally and adapt effectively to new cultural environments (Communicating Cross-Culturally) thoughtfully evaluate their service experiences (Serving Society; Enacting Justice) Total: 9 outcomes GE Learning Outcomes