The Tri-C Outcomes Assessment Institute: A Faculty Learning Community
Join Tri-C's Very First Outcomes Assessment Institute!
In Fall 2021, the College is launching its first Outcomes Assessment Institute. Participants in the institute will be trained in student learning outcomes assessment, serving as faculty ambassadors of outcomes assessment. As a part of the institute, faculty assess artifacts each semester, design and offer assessment-related training to non-institute faculty members, and attend all meetings. Our goal? For graduates of the program to ignite interest in college-wide assessment efforts and foster a culture of student outcomes assessment.
This is an intensive one year training for the internal assessment processes here at the College. Participants in the Faculty Assessment Training Institute will receive 1.5 ESU's per semester (3 ESUs for the year). All faculty, including adjunct faculty, are eligible to participate. Compensation will cover release time from workload, assessment of artifacts, training of other faculty, regular attendance at all institute meetings, and work on projects.
Course topics are listed below
All meetings will be held on one Friday a month from 10am-12pm at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center, 2500 East 22nd St, Cleveland 44115
August: Introduction to Assessment (this session runs to 1pm)
Session Outcome: Explain Assessment basics (terms, why, and how)
September: Essential Learning Outcomes
Session Outcome: Apply Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO) knowledge to assignments, courses, and assessments
October: Assignments and Rubrics
Session Outcome: Create assessable assignments and rubrics for an ELO
November: Course-level Assessment
Session Outcome: Build and explain course-level assessments and assessment plans
Session Outcome: Identify and communicate with areas of Co-Curriculars/Athletics in need of assessment
February: Program-level Assessment
Session Outcome: Explain the importance and processes of Program Level assessment
March: Faculty Outreach and Communication
Session Outcome: Create communication for sharing assessment knowledge
April: Closing the Loop
Session Outcome: Create a college-wide plan for using assessment results to inform faculty decision making. Utilize knowledge to assist fellow faulty in all levels of assessment
May: Presentations and Graduation
Session Outcome: Present findings to peers at graduation