Professional Development for Co-Curricular and Functional Programs/Units

The assessment working team (AWT) is offering the following opportunities for co-curricular and functional assessment contacts to engage with other co-curricular and functional programs/units colleagues who are responsible for assessing student learning/operational outcomes and operational objectives respectively.  The aim of these sessions is to develop a support network, learn best practices, and offer feedback on how the AWT can support co-curricular and functional programs/units assessment activities. Please note that Dean’s Offices and University Senate Committees are included as functional units.

Special Fall 2021 Session

Equity in Assessment

Friday, November 12, 2021

  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Zoom

Session Description:

“Assessment, if not done with equity in mind, privileges and validates certain types of learning and evidence of learning over others, can binder the validation of multiple means of demonstration, and can reinforce within students the false notion that they do not belong in higher education” (Jankowski & Montenegro, 2017, p.5). In this session, we will explore equity-minded assessment practices such as the importance of directly involving students in program-level assessment efforts, meaningful data disaggregation and using the data for subsequent reflection and action.

Sources: 

Montenegro, E., & Jankowski, N. A. (2017, January). Equity and assessment: Moving towards culturally responsive assessment. (Occasional Paper No. 29). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

Montenegro, E., & Jankowski, N. A. (2020, January). A new decade for assessment: Embedding equity into assessment praxis (Occasional Paper No. 42). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

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Past Co-Curricular Program/Unit Presentations and Materials

It’s Time to Revise! Part 1: Goals and Outcomes

On March 26, 2021 staff engaged in conversations about revising the foundation of a plan to ensure goals and outcomes align well with your mission and divisional priorities.

It’s Time to Revise! Part 2: Creating Strong Criteria

On April 9, 2021 staff learned about different types of measures that can be used and how to establish strong criteria, providing an opportunity to fully develop this final piece of the plan’s foundation.

Past Functional Unit Presentations and Materials

It’s Time to Revise! Part 1: Goals and Objectives

On March 26, 2021 staff engaged in conversations with the Assessment Working Team and  colleagues about revising the foundation of a plan to ensure goals and objectives align well with your mission and divisional priorities.

It’s Time to Revise! Part 2: Creating Strong Targets

On April 9, 2021 participants learned about developing effective target statements.

Other Workshop Presentations and Materials

Several workshops have been offered on campus over the last few years. Presentation materials are provided below. We are in the process of creating these resources as accessible documents. If you have questions, please contact the assessment working team at assessment@syr.edu.

Moving Beyond Phase 1

On May 22, 2018, Gavin Henning conducted four workshops to support co-curricular and functional areas in enhancing assessment efforts. Please find the materials from those workshops below:

        • Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment
        • Maximizing the Assessment Toolkit
        • Putting Assessment into Action
        • Using the CAS Standards for Program Assessment

Outcomes-Based Assessment to Support Student Learning and Development

On February 14, 2017, Marilee Bresciani conducted a workshop at Syracuse University on how to do outcomes-based assessment for co-curricular units. Find below the slides from the presentation:

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Understanding and Using Assessment Results

On November 18, 2016, Linda Suskie conducted a workshop at Syracuse University on how to use the assessment results obtained during the assessment annual cycle. Find below the slides and handout from the presentation:

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Introduction to Rubrics

On September 23, 2016, Dannelle D. Stevens conducted two workshops at Syracuse University on rubrics as assessment tools. There was a morning and afternoon session that covered rubrics to use at the course as well as at the program level. Find below the presentations and handouts:

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