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Fall 2015 Assessment

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Information Literacy
Courses Selected:  HIST 101, NUTR 104, PSYC 209, PSYC 241, ENGL 102, ENGL 207, EXSC 102, PHIL 200, PLGL 101, CVT 100, EDUC 180, HUMS 120, BIOL 103, CIS 110, BUSI 201, MKTG 201, HUM 201

Methods: Information Literacy was assessed through the collection of samples of student work. Seventeen courses were selected for assessment, which comprised 268 individual classes. Two students from each of the classes were randomly selected for assessment, for a total of 536 students. Instructors for the selected courses were sent an email notification within the first month of classes with instructions for submitting pieces of student work and the names of their selected students. Instructors were asked to send samples of work from the selected students that demonstrated the ability to locate, evaluate, integrate, and credit information effectively. Attached to the email notification was a copy of the rubric that would be used in the assessment to better assist instructors in selecting appropriate pieces of student work. Instructors were also asked to submit a copy or brief description of the assignment in order to assist the assessors in evaluating the student work. Work could be submitted electronically or in paper form. If work could not be submitted, instructors were asked to indicate the reason for the lack of submission, such as the student dropped the course or did not complete the selected assignment. Based on early instructor feedback, it was determined that PLGL 101 did not require an assignment that met the criteria for assessment, and it was replaced with PLGL 102. A reminder email was sent to all instructors of selected courses approximately two weeks before the due date for submissions.  

Quantitative Literacy
Courses Selected: MATH103, MATH 119, MATH 104, MATH 122, MATH 111, BIOL 221, CHEM 101, CHEM 204, METR101, NUTR 104, EXSC 203, ECON 202, ENGR 213

Methods: Quantitative Literacy was assessed through the collection of samples of student work from 13 courses. The 13 courses consisted of 182 individual classes. Two students were randomly selected from each of these 182 classes, resulting in a sample of 364 students. Instructors for the selected courses were sent an email notification within the first month of classes with instructions for submitting pieces of student work and the names of their selected students. Instructors were asked to submit work from the students that demonstrated the selection and application of mathematical tools to draw conclusions from quantitative data. Attached to the email notification was a copy of the rubric that would be used in the assessment to better assist instructors in selecting appropriate pieces of student work. Instructors were also asked to submit a copy or brief description of the assignment and an answer key in order to assist the assessors in evaluating the student work. Work could be submitted electronically or in paper form. If work could not be submitted, instructors were asked to indicate the reason for the lack of submission, such as the student dropped the course or did not complete the selected assignment. A reminder email was sent approximately two weeks before the due date for submissions.

 

 

    

 

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