Assessment Report 1998 Appendix A

1998 Annual Report

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
July 1999

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Appendix A
Mid-Cycle Review Document & Schedule

 

Mid-Cycle Assessment Review

Below is an outline of the activities expected to take place during a mid-cycle assessment review. Because this is the first year for such reviews, this is just a suggested structure that I think will accomplish the objectives. Feel free to suggest alternatives that would work better for your program.

At the College Level

  1. The Dean's office provides the University Assessment Coordinator with a copy of this year's college assessment report, if not previously submitted to the vice chancellor's office.
  2. If college-level assessment activities occur, the Dean's office should inform the University Assessment Coordinator of a faculty member or administrator willing to act as a contact person to discuss the details of these activities.
  3. The contact person should forward to the University Assessment Coordinator copies of any instruments used at the college level.

At the Department Level

  1. The department chair asks a minimum of 2-3 faculty members active in their area's assessment activities to agree to meet with the University Assessment Coordinator. (Because responsibility for assessment activities may change often, be sure that this group includes someone who can provide perspective over the past several years.) The time commitment will probably be no more than two hours, with the possibility of some minimal follow-up if additional information is required. One faculty member should serve as a contact for coordinating documents and setting up the meeting described below.
  2. The faculty contact provides University Assessment Coordinator with copies of all instruments currently used to collect data: surveys, interview questions, rating forms (e.g., scoring schemes used for exhibitions, portfolios, papers, etc.).
  3. The University Assessment Coordinator reviews previous APR or accreditation self-study, annual assessment reports, and assessment instruments.
  4. The University Assessment Coordinator meets with faculty members identified in 1). The purpose of this meeting is to allow the assessment coordinator to obtain more detailed information about selected aspects of the reported assessment activities. It is also an opportunity to discuss issues that often are not addressed in assessment reports, such as how the assessment process is working in the department, faculty interest in questions they have not yet addressed, and perceived needs (resources, developmental activities) related to assessment.
  5. The University Assessment Coordinator analyzes the department's assessment plan and activities in light of the recently proposed framework (see Strengthening the Role of Student Outcomes Assessment in Academic Program Review and Accreditation, May 1998; criteria from that document are attached). A written report that will include suggestions for strengthening the plan will be forwarded to the department.
  6. The University Assessment Coordinator will meet with department faculty to discuss the written report and to develop a plan for desired follow-up activities, such as workshops or other assistance in developing or refining tools.

Questions should be directed to:

Jessica L. Jonson, University Assessment Coordinator
208 Administration 0420
472-3899
jjonson2@unl.edu

 


 

Tentative Schedule for Mid-Cycle Reviews (May 1999)

 

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

A&S

Sociologyc Anthropology
Chemistry
Classics
English
History
Math & Statistics
Psychology
Geosciences
Biological Science
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Philosophy
Geography
MLL
Physics
Pol Science

Arch

 

Architecture

Interior Design

CASNR

 

Ag Leadership
Ag Economics
Biochemistry
Entomology
Plant Pathology
Biometry
Agronomy
Horticulture
Animal Science

CBA**

 

Accountancy
Economics
Finance
Management
Marketing

 

 

Accountancy
Economics
Finance
Management
Marketing

ENGR*

      Biological Systems
Chemical
Civil
Construction Mgt
Electrical
Industrial
Mechanical

FPA*

    Art
Music
Theatre

HRFS*

Fam&Consumer Sci
Nutrit Sci & Dietetics
Textiles, Clothing & Designc

 

 

 

 

JOURN*

      Advertising
Broadcasting
News-Editorial
   

TC*

       
C&I
Ed Admin
Ed Psych
HHP
SECD
Voc&Adult Ed

 

* simultaneous reviews to be coordinated through the college
** two reviews scheduled because of 10-year accreditation cycle
c mid-cycle review completed

The following programs are missing from the tentative schedule because of insufficient information about how their APRs are handled. In cases where a program has been incorporated into a larger program, it will not need to be reviewed separately. For small, interdisciplinary programs that may not have a formal Academic Program, the University Assessment Coordinator and program chair will arrange an assessment review timed to best serve the developmental needs of the program.

Arts & Sciences: Environmental Studies
European Studies
Great Plains Studies
International Affairs
Latin American Studies
Women's Studies
CASNR: Agricultural Meteorology
Food Science and Technology
Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife
Vet and Biomedical Science
Engineering: Construction Engineering Technology (Omaha campus)
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Omaha campus)