Contest Winner – Course Evaluation Spring 2015 #1

The USAO Office of Institutional Research and Office of Assessment asked for the student body’s thoughts on their courses for the semester. After collecting the responses and picking two random winners from each class rank we presented Lexi with a $25 gift certificate to Interurban. Congratulations!

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Contest Winner – Student Satisfaction Survey Spring 2015 #1

The USAO Office of Institutional Research and Office of Assessment asked for the student body’s thoughts on their overall satisfcation with the university. After collecting our responses and picking a random winner we presented Angelica with an Amazon Fire streaming device that she can use with her TV to watch online videos.

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Grant Writing 101

For graduate school I was asked to write a fake grant proposal as if I were going to apply for one. I struggled with the assignment, did anything except it, and tried to hide from the deadline. Any time any one ever mentions grant writing it is nearly always followed by “Ugh my life” so I was afraid of it as well–untill now.

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Assessment Tools – Assessment Matrix

There is never an end to paperwork (screenwork?) in the Assessment Office. This isn’t so much a bad thing as it is just the nature of the metaphorical beast. Each semester needs certain reports created, documents drawn up, and files stored safely away. Because unlike a business model where projects open and then close, education is a revolving door of (hopefully) never ending service to the student body.

The real problem is keeping up with all those different exams, surveys, and day-to-day work sheets. Enter the Assessment Matrix! Now when I first learned about the assessment matrix I was a little let down that I didn’t learn kung fu from it, however it has a similar effect on your workload.

I know stats-fu!
I know stats-fu!

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Our winner for the Student Satisfaction Survey Contest!

Contest Winner – Student Satisfaction Fall 2014

The USAO Office of Institutional Research and Office of Assessment asked for the student body’s thoughts on their overall satisfcation with the university. After collecting our responses and picking a random winner we presented Leerisa with a gift certificate to the USAO Book Store for $300.00!

Our winner for the Student Satisfaction Survey Contest!

Our winner for the Student Satisfaction Survey Contest!

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NSSE 2013 Results: Learning With Peers

Today I review the NSSE 2013 results for the Learning With Peers sub scale. This section of the survey asks students to rate the extent to which their university offers opportunities to work with their classmates as part of the learning experience. The sub scale is divided into two (2) dimensions: Collaborative Learning and Discussions With Diverse Others.

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Figure 9 displays the average Collaborative Learning score for USAO and each of our comparison groups (for more information about these groups, visit NSSE 2013 Results: Academic Challenge). Analysis failed to uncover any statistically significant differences between these groups. In fact, the same can be said for senior scores for this dimension (see figure 10). Across classifications and comparison groups, students report having opportunities for collaborative learning at about the same rate. Placing these scores in the context of the full scale, we can see that all these are clustered at around the scale midpoint– halfway between sometimes and often.

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What is the CLA+

The CLA+ or Collegiate Learning Assessment (plus) is a new assessment geared toward graduating bachelor degree students. It was developed by the Council for Aid to Education (or CAE). It was made as a pre/post examination to be given to students before they started college and after they finished.

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