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Washington State University Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning

Supporting Student Success in a Capstone Course (School of Molecular Biosciences)

In which areas do students tend to succeed when doing senior capstone projects and in which areas do they struggle? How can we support their preparation for senior level coursework? These are some of the questions faculty in the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) sought to answer with a program assessment project over the last year. The results have helped target their efforts to support student success.  » More …

Assessing Students’ Research and Creative Activities: Revising and Applying a Rubric across Disciplines (SURCA)

On March 28th, more than 100 judges (faculty, staff, and outside experts) evaluated the oral and poster presentations of 192 undergraduate students at SURCA, the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. Undergraduates from all years, majors, and campuses shared the results of work conducted in partnership with a mentor and competed for awards. » More …

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