Mar 05 2014
Assessment Committee Meeting, February, 27, 2014
Assessment Committee Minutes: February 27, 2014
Attending: Veneta Sotiropoulos, Youjeong Kim, Frank Mruk, Jason Van Nest, David Cirella, Paolo Gasti, Fran Glazer, Nick Bloom, Olena Zhadko, Hattie Arnone, Pat Chute, Patty Wongpakdu, Patricia Burlaud, Mike Uttendorfer, Tobi Abramson, Emily Restivo, Jea Ahn, Francy Magee, Shifang Li, Zehra Ahmed, Gioia Ciani, Dan Quigley, Babak Beheshti, Selene Loughlin.
In its role as working group on Standard 14 (Student Learning Outcomes Assessment) for NYIT’s Periodic Review Report, the committee was asked by the PRR Steering Committee to review and offer comments on the relevant section of the PRR draft document.
The overall organization of the document was discussed and, one section at a time, committee members contributed suggestions:
Involving All Stake Holders in the Process of Assessment
On January 15, 2014, the Assessment Day Leadership Program was held on both NY campuses. All deans, associate deans, program chairs, and assessment/accreditation coordinators participated the meeting linked via DL. The purpose was to help academic leaders to share and learn from each other about how to involve stakeholders in the process of program assessment- one of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s criteria set for meaningful academic program assessment.
Four methods were discussed in depth in the meeting, including:
Participants: Hattie Arnone, Babak.Beheshti, Bonnie Granat, Daniel Quigley, Diamando Afxentiou, Francine Glazer, Frank Mruk, James Murdy, Jess Boronico, Jeahyeon Ahn, John Hyde, Judy DiMaio, Michael Uttendorfer, Nada Anid, Patricia Burlaud, Patricia Chute, Selene Loughlin, Anna Silverstein, Anthony Piazza, Carol Dahir, David Hogsette, Donald Fizzinoglia, Elaine Brown, Frank Lee, Gioia Ciano, Hui-Yin Hsu, Karen Friel, Katherine Williams, Lakhdar Amara, Lawrence Herman, Leslie Schuster, Lisa Runco, Luis Navia, Maria Lapadula, Martha Siegel, Matthias Altwicker, Maya Kroumova, Meryle Kohn, Mindy Haar, Nicholas Bloom, Olena Zhadko, Ranja Roy, Robert Cody, Shiang-Kwei Wang, Shifang Li, Steven Lu, Susan Neville, Terry Nauheim Goodman, Yoshikazu Saito, Zehra Ahmed, Corri Wolf, Emily Restivo, Fang Li, Jason Van Nest, Rajendra Tibrewala, Robert Koenig, Rozina Vavetsi, Stan Silverman, Tobi Abramson, Zennabelle Sewell, Ziqian Dong
Locations: Old Westbury, HSH -DL1, Manhattan – EGGC- 701
Please find the discussion notes Here.
Please contact Shifang Li, email@example.com for further information.
Assessment Commitee Meeting, Held on December 5th, 2013
Attending: Steve Billis, Veneta Sotiropoulos, Patrick Love, Fran Glazer, David Cirella, Youjeong Kim, Olena Zhadko, Frank Mruk, Jason van Nest, Hattie Arnone, Patricia Burlaud, Selene Loughlin, Tobi Abramson, Shifang Li, Francy Magee, Jess Boronico, Sue Neville, Nada Anid, Zahra Ahmed
The purpose of the meeting was to plan for the Leadership Session on the January 15, 2014 Assessment Day.
After reviewing the powerpoint used at last year’s session, the committee discussed potential themes. Dean Boronico suggested that the group discuss ways to engage external communities in assessing the quality of student learning (one of the best practice items on the Middle States rubric for assessing assessment processes: “Involve all stakeholders in assessing student learning” ). The goal would be to share ways of engaging stakeholders in meaningful ways; the outcome that chairs and deans would develop plans and timetables for improving in this respect in their programs/schools.
Suggestions for discussions/presentation topics on January 15 include: Juries reviewing/commenting on student work; advisory boards; focus groups of employers; various methods for keeping faculty current (roundtables, conferences, other faculty development); alumni surveys, roundtables, exit interviews and surveys with graduating student; feedback from “clients” meeting our students through academic service learning, internships, etc.; doing these things at global locations.
Assessment Committee Meeting, Held on October 15th, 2013
The Assessment Committee met on October, 15th, 2013, with all members having been assigned several annual assessment reports to read and comments on before the meeting. Members 1) provided comments on all programs' annual assessment reports including (1) strengths and weakness of assessment activities and improvement plans, 2). reviewed programs' process improvement reports, and 3) provided clarification for the Summary Report to Academic Senate (12-13 AY), and recommendations for continuous improvement on NYIT’s learning outcome assessment processes … read more
New York, N.Y. (August 28, 2013) - The Assessment Day was held on both NY campuses. The focus of the Assessment Day was on “global competency,” one of NYIT’s core learning outcomes. 123 undergraduate faculty members participated in the event … read more
The 2012-2013 annual assessment report and plan is due Jun 30th, 2013.
Please schedule a meeting with your faculty members to discuss the assessment findings for the current academic year, and decide what “actions” you are going to take to improve students learning. Your report and plan for next academic year will be reviewed based on the same set of criteria we used before:
In addition to the annual assessment report, we expect each academic program to submit a follow up report on “Improving the quality of assessment process” as a results of the January, 2013, Assessment Day Leadership Program, where each chair and (or) assessment coordinators identified areas to improve.
On Monday, April 8, 2013, SOM held the Executive Council / Business Advisory Board Spring Workshop focusing on student learning outcomes assessment. This well-planned event involved all stakeholder including the SOM Executive Council and Advisory Board and industry partners, student representatives, and faculty, including BSBA core course leaders. The council and board members and industry partners each received small samples of student work – based on their areas of domain expertise – prior to the meeting for their review against a Master Syllabus and its stated course goals. They came prepared with questions and comments…read more
Assessment Committee Meeting, March 15, 2013
Attending: Francy Magee, Lisa Runco, Selene Loughlin, Jea Ahn, Satasha Green, Patricia Burlaud, Shifang Li, Fran Glazer, Olena Zhadko, John DiDomenico, Nada Anid, Roger Yu, Hattie Arnone
The (rescheduled) Assessment Committee met on March 15, 2013. Members reviewed and discussed outcomes from the January Assessment Day morning Leadership Session: (1) Deans’ worksheets summarizing the priority areas each program would focus on in order to improve its assessment processes and (2) Survey responses giving feedback on the session provided by attendees. They then worked on refining the format to be used by program chairs when reporting on the specific changes to assessment processes made this year in their programs (as well as reporting on their plans for 2013-2014).
Click here to find the revised reporting guide document.
Understand Middle States Commission’s Expectation and Improve the Assessment Process
On January 16, 2013, the Assessment Day Leadership Program was held on both NY campuses, linked via DL. The purpose of the program was to help academic leaders understand clearly the Middle States Commission's expectations for program-level student learning outcome assessment and to have those leaders self-identify areas that need to be improved in their own areas to meet the accreditation standard (Standard 14. Assessment of Student Learning).