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Nicole Anderson

Exposure to different experiences at Lake Superior State University helped me to learn and decide what I wanted to do with my life. There were many opportunities to help my learning experience, including day and weekend trips to various geological sites. It wasn’t all travel though; there was lots of hands-on experience that helped demonstrate what we learned in lectures.

Nicole Anderson
Geologist
NAEVA Geophysics, Inc.

Shared Governance Assessment is an iterative process

Assessment Committee

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The Assessment Committee is one of the Strategic Committees of the University, charged with assessment oversight, promotion and support for both academic and instutional support operations. Academic assessment is an on-going, open, evaluative process focused on improving student learning.  It requires the University to make its learning expectations clear to students and to establish appropriate learning outcomes at the course and program levels.  It helps determine how well student performance matches the expected outcomes.  The resulting information is used to inform changes in courses and programs for the improvement of student learning.

TracDat is LSSU's choice of a relational database to aggregate assessment data

Tracdat is our centralized assessment database, designated to archive assessment findings and provide reporting tools for instituitonal analysis and action. http://lssu.tracdat.com

Assessment Committee Activities

Activities

Resources

Assessment Resources

  • Targeted Assessment Projects (TAP) website - an assessment mini-grant program.
    • TAP Application in Word format.
    • 2012 - Three Targeted Assessment Project mini-grants were funded for 2012, with the specific aims of enhancing and supporting school assessment activities.  Each project director will make a presentation on their project success during spring semester 2013.
    • 2013 - Two activities were funded, presentations will be scheduled during the spring 2014.
      • Assessment Examinations for Physical Sciences (American Chemical Society Examinations), Werner, $1000. Proposal, and Final Report
      • Psychology Assessment (California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory), Searight, $442. Proposal and Final Report
    • 2014 - Four projects were funded, presentations will be scheduled during the spring 2015.
      • Environmental Science - $1000 to pilot a major field test for seniors. Proposal - Final Report
      • Education - $250 for a faculty assessment retreat. Proposal - Final Report
      • Psychology - $411.50 Impact of Service Learning. Proposal - Final Report

Assessment 2011-2012

Assessment 2012-2013

Assessment of Student Learning


Questions, contact the Assessment Committee chair:
Dr. David Myton, Assoc. Provost dmyton@lssu.edu

Psychology Driven...

Mary-Ellen

Mary-Ellen
Psychology

"LSSU is a relatively small school and I believe for this reason I have received a better education. The close atmosphere as opposed to a larger university has provided me with an opportunity to become acquainted with my professors. The professors therefore have an opportunity to assist with problems fairly easily, especially in upper level classes. The classes are fairly small also which provides one on one conversations which is very helpful."

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