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Program Levels

Expand Assessment Knowledge

Program Structure | Level 1 Purple | Level 1 Gold | Level 2 Purple | Level 2 Gold

CORE REQUIREMENT*:

Must attend Campus Labs webinar:

“Introduction to Baseline: Assessment Fundamentals”**
  • Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:00-2:00, UNH 200
  • Friday, April 20, 2012, 1:00-2:00, UNH 200

* Please note – if you have already utilized the Campus Labs Baseline system and/or engaged in one-on-one training from the assessment team, please notify the Education Working Group Chair so you may be given a waiver for this requirement.

LEVEL 1: PURPLE

  • Request and create a “Campus Labs” login/account.
  • Attend any combination of at least 5 webinars or seminars regarding assessment. These could include the following:
    • Any of the approved “Core” or “Tools, Methods, and Findings” track webinars offered by Student Success (click here for a list of spring 2012 webinar offerings)
    • Any workshops or other seminars on assessment, offered by any University unit (such as Student Success, Academic Affairs, or Institutional Research)
    • Any webinar, workshop or seminar on assessment offered by an entity external to the University (such as other institutions or professional associations)
  • Identify, by title, at least 4 assessment projects in Campus Labs/Baseline account (active or completed), created by either yourself or another colleague.
  • Identify 2 types of assessment tools AND 2 key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with these four assessment projects.
    • Tools may include comparison reports, rubrics, surveys etc.

Click here to submit for level completion credit

LEVEL 1: GOLD

  • Achievement of all Level 1 Purple requirements.
  • Develop an “indirect measure” assessment tool*. To learn more about indirect measures, consider attending the following Campus Labs webinars (to view descriptions and to register for any of these webinars, please visit the Campus Labs website):
      • “Developing an Assessment Project: From Start to Finish”
      • “Survey Design and Questionnaire Writing Guidelines”
      • “How to Write an Effective Learning Outcome Statement”
      • “Survey Administration”
  • “Basic Statistics & Quantitative Analysis I & II”

* Please note – You should work with your Unit’s Assessment Coordinator to develop this tool to ensure that it is in line with your Unit’s assessment plan and projects.

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LEVEL 2: PURPLE

  • Achievement of Level 1.
  • Implement the indirect measurement tool*. This could be the tool created in the Level 1 Gold tier or through another project.
  • Identify some of the key findings of this assessment project (to be reported during the submission process).
  • Develop a “direct measure” assessment tool*.  To learn more about direct measures, please consider attending the following Campus Labs webinars (to view descriptions and to register for any of these webinars, please visit the Campus Labs website):
      • “How to Write an Effective Learning Outcome Statement”
      • “Rubrics 101: A Tool to Assess Learning”
      • “Strategies for Developing a Rubric Instrument”
      • “Adding Focus Groups to Your Assessment Plan”
      • “Qualitative Data Analysis”

* Please note – As in Level 1, you should work with your Unit’s Assessment Coordinator to implement and develop any tools to ensure that it is in line with your Unit’s assessment plan and projects.

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LEVEL 2: GOLD

  • Achievement of Level 1 and Level 2 Purple.
  • Implement the direct measure tool (again working with your Unit’s Assessment Coordinator). This could be the tool developed in the Level 2 Purple tier or through another project.
  • Report the findings using an approved Student Success reporting tool (visit the Student Success Assessment webpage to review these options).
  • Present at any academic and/or professional conference, program, webinar, workshop or other comparable arena on a topic related to assessment.

Click here to submit for level completion credit


Resources:

Student Success, Assessment website:
www.albany.edu/studentsuccess/assessment/

CampusLabs/Baseline website:
www.campuslabs.com/support/training