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Dec 05 2014

Assessment Committee Meeting, December, 4, 2014

Assessment Committee - Meeting Minutes

December 4, 2014

Attending:  Bill Palmore, Dan Quigley, David Cirella, Eleni Nikitopoulos, Frank Murk, Jason Van Nest, Jea Ahn, Hattie Arnone, Lisa Sparacino, Mathew Ford, Niharika Nath, Olena Zhadko, Paolo Gasti, Patricia Burlaud, Ranja Roy, Shifang Li, Steve Billis, Stan Silverman, Veneta Sotiropoulos

1.   The committee reviewed and discussed members’ recommendations for improving assessment at NYIT.  They agreed to propose the following (and amend the Annual Report to reflect these additions):

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Nov 11 2014

Assessment Committee Meeting - October, 16th, 2014

The 2014-2015 academic year’s first assessment committee meeting was held as scheduled on October 16th, 2014.

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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:

  • Sections 1 & 2. Student Learning Assessment by NYIT Faculty and Use of Assessment Results to Improve Student Learning Outcomes – suggest we make the link stronger between improved institutional outcomes (e.g., graduation rates, retention) and actions faculty have taken in response to assessment results
  • Section 3. External Assessments – committee members supplied some specific (missing) information related to program accreditations
  • Section 4. Developing an Assessment Culture – Add material about assessment on global campuses; add material on faculty attending assessment workshops off campus; add mention of “house calls” made by assessment coordinator to help faculty design, implement and report on assessments of student learning.

Jan 16 2014

January, 2014 Assessment Day Leadership Program

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:

  • Input from current students
  • Advisory Boards
  • Feedback from internship supervisor
  • Alumni/Employer surveys

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, for further information.

Dec 19 2013

Assessment Committee Meeting - December 5th, 2013

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.

Oct 17 2013

2013 Assessment Committee Meeting

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

Sep 03 2013

NYIT Assessment Day - August 28th, 2013

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

Apr 25 2013

Annual Assessment Report

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:

  • Did the program identify learning outcomes to assess or do they have a focus of assessment for 12-13 academic year?
  • Did the program analyze students’ work?
  • Did the program come to any conclusions based on analysis of students’ work?
  • What actions or steps are the programs to take to improve students’ learning based on the assessment?
  • Are accountability and a timeline specified for the actions or interventions?
  • Did the program have an assessment plan for 2013-2014 academic year?

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.

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