Faculty have ultimate ownership over assessment, and all departments are responsible
for developing/selecting and implementing assessment tools in their area. It is up to
the department chair to determine which individuals will be responsible for specific
assessment assignments for courses and programs. Because multiple faculty are involved in
teaching specific courses or programs, however, it is essential that departments or units
collaborate on assessment activities. Each department also has an assessment liaison who
serves as a resource person and who communicates regularly with the Assessment Steering
Committee on assessment activity, progress and problems. The Assessment Steering Committee
is available to assist in choosing or developing a tool, analyzing data, and providing feedback.
Above all, faculty are responsible for examining the resulting data and using it where appropriate
to validate changes that may be made to improve student learning. If you don't know who your
liaison is you can contact us.
Assessment and its Importance
Find out what assessment encompasses and why it is important for our
academic institution to participate in the process.
A brief description of the Assessment Committee, as well as an archive
of meeting agendas and minutes. Go directly to the
Assessment Committee meeting minutes.
Assessment vs. Grades & Evaluation
Discover the difference between assessment and evaluation. Information
on the use of both assessment and evaluation is provided.
Course, Program, & General Education Assessment
Contains information on each of the three types of assessment that are conducted
on a regular basis at Washtenaw Community College.
The Assessment Responsibility section provides information regarding
the responsibility of each faculty member and the institution as a whole with respect to assessment.
Steps to Developing an Assessment Plan
Provides a step-by-step set of guidelines for developing an assessment plan for
an individual course or program.
Outlines information on appropriate assessment tools as well as sample assessment
Creating a Scoring Rubric
Provides a description of a scoring rubric as well as a link to a downloadable
Analyzing and Using Data
Find out what to do with your data once it has been collected.
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