Assessment of the total student learning experience at Lake Superior State University encompasses the aspects of both academics and operational support.
- Academic assessment is an ongoing, 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, program and university 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.
- Operational support assessment is an ongoing, open, evaluative process focused on improving university culture and services. It requires the University to make its service and cultural expectations clear to its stakeholders, and to establish appropriate outcomes at each level of operation. It helps determine how well performance matches the expected outcomes. The resulting information is used to inform changes at the unit and university levels for the improvement of the student learning experience
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Lake Superior State University’s Institutional Learning Outcomes
The Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) at LSSU describe the knowledge, abilities, and attitudes that our graduates are expected to have acquired while attending LSSU. The following faculty developed ILOs help guide University departments in constructing student learning outcomes for programs, courses, and student services:
Students will develop and clearly express complex ideas in written and oral presentations.
Use of Evidence
Students will identify the need for, gather, and accurately process the appropriate type, quality, and quantity of evidence to answer a complex question or solve a complex problem.
Analysis and Synthesis
Students will organize and synthesize evidence, ideas, or works of imagination to answer an open-ended question, draw a conclusion, achieve a goal, or create a substantial work of art.
Students will demonstrate the ability to apply professional ethics and intercultural competence when answering a question, solving a problem, or achieving a goal.
- LSSU Mission Vision 2017-11-03
- LSSU Strategic Direction & Implementation Plan 12 2 17
- Status Report on Strategic Planning, assessment and program review 01JULY2018
- Planning Unit Template Jan2018.PDF Planning Unit Template Jan2018.DOC
– blank form for building unit goals, includes list of ILO and CAFE goals (Planning Unit Template sample.DOC)
- Final – Program Review Templates 2-19-18 – template for both Academic and Operational/Student Support Program Review
- COLLEGE Goal development worksheet – guide for development of college goals
- College Program Review worksheet – guide to evidence collection related to Academic program review
- LSSU Guidelines for University-Wide Definition of Course Levels January 2018
- Writing-Measurable-Learning-Outcomes – a resource credited to S. Osters – TAMU
- Academic Program Assessment 17April2018 – Guide to course and program assessment, Deadlines May 8, June 1, and December 1, 2018
Institutional Learning Outcomes
- Faculty evaluation and the practice of assessment
- Frustrated with Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Grades as Assessment
- Is Assessment a Distraction
- Meaningful Assessment Matters
- To Tracdat or Not to Tracdat – now called “Nuventive Improve(TM)”
- Why Care about Assessment
- The END of TRACDAT – now called “Nuventive Improve(TM)”
- SURVEY RESULTS on the perceptions of Assessment
- Assessment Activity Log – a four-column table to document assessment results
The University demonstrated its student-learning focus through its voluntary participation in the HLC Academy for Assessment of Student Learning. Through this the university has elevated our focus on course and program assessment activities through a four-year sequence of events and interactions that are focused on student learning, targeted at accelerating and advancing efforts to assess and improve student learning, and designed to build institution-wide commitment to assessment of student learning. The University entered the Academy in the summer of 2012, ending in the summer 2016.
- LSSU Academy Project Website