Highlights and Updates:
A project which began in 2008, blossomed in 2012. The nationally developed AAC&U Information Literacy (IL) rubric was adapted by URI faculty librarians, with help from instructional development and assessment staff. It was then tested by faculty in courses across several colleges with hopes of developing a tool for general use by faculty and students, and to [...]
Faculty from Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) recently came together in a retreat sponsored by a mini-grant from the Office of Student Learning, Outcomes Assessment, and Accreditation and the Davis Foundation. Jody Lisberger, GWS Director, delivered a presentation entitled, “Building on Assessment: Teaching Analysis,” which started from the assessment work of the Gender and Women’s [...]
On July 13, 2012, University library faculty, in collaboration with SLOAA, shared the morning of their retreat to focus on assessment. The goals for this workshop were to assist library faculty in the development of more focused assessment of subject-specific instructional sessions, including the development of collaborative techniques for working with faculty to create student [...]
The Office of the Provost has provided funding to support the development of Learning Outcomes Assessment Plans by graduate programs. The Graduate School and SLOAA are collaborating in this effort. Mini-grants of $1000 were granted to a number of graduate programs to develop models and methods of assessment aimed at developing and documenting graduate student learning outcomes, in [...]
An assessment showcase was hosted for faculty presenters, all recipients of a Davis Educational Foundation undergraduate assessment mini-grant last spring, to highlight their assessment work funded by the grant. This showcase was well attended by faculty, administrators, and students from across the campus. Every presentation exemplified the hard work and dedication of faculty who are using evidence from programmatic [...]
Graduate programs join the University-wide two-year assessment reporting cycle: Program-level learning outcomes assessment at URI is entering a new phase as we incorporate graduate programs into a routine cycle of student learning outcomes assessment. Undergraduate programs have been reporting on learning outcomes since 2006. Each program has received their assessment reporting schedule which is based [...]
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