Improved delivery of online course evaluations using a universal url and single sign-on for students.
Improved reporting of online course evaluation results allows us to more quickly produce reports for current users this spring.
Fall semester, 2011
Contact us starting in July if your college or department would like to start using online course evaluations this fall. We’ll provide templates; consult on course evaluation design; and train a staff member from your college or department on logistics for delivering course evaluations and retrieving reports.
Improvements are in development to streamline access to secure reports in fall.
The Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning works with colleges and programs on assessment of student learning and continuous improvement of undergraduate academic programs.
The Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning works with colleges and programs to:
Develop and implement useful, sustainable, effective assessment systems and interpret results.
Develop and deploy best practices in assessment to improve teaching and learning.
Design, manage and interpret web-based course evaluations and surveys.
Meet assessment requirements for regional accreditation and academic program review
The Office also:
Provides technical operations and support for WSU’s assessment system (web-based course evaluations, surveys and rubrics, currently in Skylight Survey System).
Facilitates sharing assessment resources among the colleges and programs, including best practices in learning outcomes assessment, interpretation of student data, and faculty professional development.
Serves as the central unit to compile and synthesize undergraduate academic assessment reports to contribute to WSU’s regional accreditation requirements (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities) and align reporting with academic program review (Higher Education Coordinating Board for the State of Washington).
The Office of Assessment and Innovation is undergoing reorganization and revisioning, in accordance with WSU’s plans to meet the university-wide budget reduction announced in December 2010. OAI’s website will soon be transitioning to our new mission and providing related information.
We will be in contact with college leadership and undergraduate program assessment liaisons about moving forward with assessment to usefully inform the institution and programs, and look forward to the year’s first Liaisons Council meeting scheduled for January 11.
Director, Office of Assessment and Innovation
In June 2009 the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) reaffirmed WSU’s regional accreditation. At that time, WSU was asked by the Commission to provide responses to three recommendations, which it did in October 2010. (Find the Progress Report and more information about WSU’s 2009 NWCCU accreditation at accreditation.wsu.edu.)
In the process of developing part of WSU’s response, The Office of Assessment and Innovation worked with 58 undergraduate programs to develop and assess reports of each programs student learning outcomes assessment activities.