Thursday April 20, 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Track 1: The Mission of Student Learning
Track 3: Faculty Engagement and Mission Fulfillment
Jyenny Babcock
Sr. Assessment and Research Analyst
California State University, Fullerton
Use of Feedback Template by Faculty Directors on Yearly Assessment Reports

Faculty Assessment Directors utilized a “Feedback Template” in their written responses to department chairs on Yearly Assessment Reports. This tool was useful to Faculty Directors and increased consistency of feedback. Department chairs found the feedback useful and reported increased faculty engagement with assessment.

June Clausen
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of San Francisco
Alexandra Amati-Camperi
Professor of Performing Arts and Social Justice
University of San Francisco
Suparna Chakraborty
Associate Professor of Economics
University of San Francisco
John Lendvay
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
University of San Francisco
Mark Meritt
Professor of Rhetoric and Language
University of San Francisco
Facilitating Use of Assessment Results for Program Improvement

Using the assessment process and results for program improvement make program assessment meaningful. Through interactive activities, the facilitator will introduce major ways for results to be used and guide participants to practice three facilitation strategies for collaborative faculty discussion on use of results.

Yao Zhang Hill
Assessment Specialist
University of Hawaii at Manoa
What We Learn When We Focus on Learning: UDLA's Assessment Experiences

What have we learned from focusing on learning? There are many important lessons, but more than anything else, we have learned to examine and engage learning in partnership with students. We have begun to move beyond the A-B-C-D barrier to awareness and understanding represented by letter grades. And we are increasingly focused on the assessment cycle: planning, communication, evaluation, reflection, analysis, adjustments -- and repeat. Along the way we have also learned something we try to help our students develop -- to work together in a collaborative learning community and share best practices.

Gabriela Romo
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Manager
Universidad de Las Américas