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Related pages: Institutional Assessment - Assessment Committee

  • Schedule and "Assessment Bee" for your School or administrative unit.
    • Bee(bē) 1.Any of numerous winged, hairybodied, usually stinging hymenopteran insects 2. A social gathering where people combine work, competition, and amusement :a quilting bee, or an assessment bee. (
    • The Assessment Committee is holding a series of "assessment bee"events with school faculty. In this time block, ranging from 2-4 hours, members of the Assessment Committee will be present to assist with refining course-level student learning outcomes, identifying realistic measures of student learning, documenting evidence of student learning and of the school's use of that learning evidence. We can also help with Tracdat entry if that is needed.
    • Please notice that Tracdat comes LAST. We want to emphasize that the focus is on documenting our use of assessment data to improve student learning. Assessing student learning does take time, and we know that is time not spent in instruction, grading and so forth. However, instruction, if it doesn't lead to learning, is of questionable value. And assessment, if not a meaningful measure of student learning, is also of questionable value. Finally, assessment doesn't improve instruction unless and until we use what we learn to improve student learning.
    • To schedule an "assessment bee" for your unit contact David Myton (
  • Assessment Presentations
  • Customized Training events and Professional Development are available at the school or departmental level - contact David Myton x2349

Quick-start Tracdat Tutorials Tracdat Jumpstart Tracdat Overview

Academic Assessment

Sample Action Words for Stating Learning Objectives (Bloom's Taxonomy)


Guidesheet for the ASSIGN tool in course assessment
Custom Roles - design the how you want to grant access to data
Data Tools - integrated tools for group project assessment
Academic Unit Quick Reference Guide questions to guide the development of assessment plans from ECU
Stepwise Guide for Course Assessment


Instructions for writing student learning outcomes - from Chico State
Sample Academic Report from Sample 4-Column Reports from Foothill includes course, program and unit

Video Training:

TheCourses: Overview - getting started with course assessment
TheCourses: Assessment Planning
TheCourses: Findings and Reports
Program Assessment: Overview
Program Assessment - planning Part1 and Part 2
General Education Assessment in Tracdat
Digital Shoebox - a tutorial in creating a google site for assessment

Strategic Plan Assessment


List of Administrative Assessment Units who's who in administrative units
Strategic Planning Assessment Flow-chart graphical organizer


Sample Administrative Report from Administrative Reports from Foothill
Support Unit Quick Reference Guide - questions to guide the development of assessment plans

Video Training:

Strategic Plan Assessment


Index of Other Assessment Resources

Professional Development Sessions: Fall 2012, Fall 2013



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