Enhancing Outcomes-Based Assessment For Student Affairs: A 3-Part Workshop
This webinar is a 3-part workshop designed to facilitate your campus teams learning as you design programmatic assessment plans. The ultimate intention of this workshop is for you and your institutional team to walk away with a refined assessment plan and/or report, depending on where you are in your assessment process. Each session is designed to be highly interactive with activities that you complete and share with colleagues and other participants. This process offers a unique opportunity to share ideas and solutions across institutions.
- Session 1: History and Importance Of Outcomes-Based Assessment & Components Of An Outcomes-Based Assessment Plan & Report (2 hours)
- Session 2: Mapping SLOs To Programs & Services & Designing Evaluation Tools & Criteria (2 hours)
- Session 3: Q&A & Closing The Loop (1 hour)
Note about activity: Participants will be able to post their completed activities on a website and view the activities of the other participants. A criteria checklist will be provided so that participants can self-evaluate their learning and review the work of their peers. Although the speaker will not be able to provide individual feedback, she will review all completed activities and base the following sessions content on the progress/learning that is reflected in the activities.
Session 1 Objectives
- Describe the history of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA)
- Explain the purpose for OBA
- Explain why OBA practice and documentation is so important
- Identify the necessary components of an Outcomes-Based Assessment Plan and report (OBAP)
- Align components of the OBAP with program review, annual planning, strategic planning, and budgeting processes
- Explain the importance of evaluating student learning
- Distinguish between learning goals and outcomes
- Identify characteristics of measurable and meaningful outcomes
Session 1 Activity
- Draft a conceptual framework for assessment
- Identify a common language for Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA)
- Draft a template for OBA
- Draft mission/purpose, goals, and outcomes
- Self-critique outcomes
- Peer evaluate at least two other sets of outcomes
Session 2 Objectives
- Explain the mapping process
- Identify at least two different ways to evaluate each outcome
- Identify how outcomes need to be refined
- Explain the most systematic place to evaluate learning
- Explain the difference between methods and tools
- Identify evaluation method/tool limitations
- Articulate expectations for performance level for each evaluation method
- Identify appropriate criteria for each evaluation method/tool, as appropriate
Session 2 Activity
- Map their Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) to their programs and activities
- Self-critique five current student learning outcomes and their mapping
- Peer evaluate at least two other sets of learning outcomes and their mapping
- Self-critique evaluation methods and criteria
- Peer evaluate at least two other sets of evaluation methods and accompanying criteria
- Determine how decisions can be made with this type of data
Session 3 Objectives
- Determine how decisions can be made with this type of data
- Identify some documentation solutions that will aid decision-making
- Questions and Answer
- Student Services/Affairs
- All Student Services Staff
- Directors of Assessment
Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D. serves as Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership at San Diego State University, where she coordinates the postsecondary educational leadership program, the mindfulness-based integrative inquiry program, and the NASPA Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment Certificate offered through National University. Marilees most recent research focuses on using translational neuroscience to inform the design and evaluation of workshops and curriculum to decrease students, faculty, and administrators stress and anxiety and increase their attention, emotion, and cognitive regulation, as well as enhanced critical thinking, compassion, and creativity. Marilee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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