Well, today is the day – the last day of fall quarter! Although I’m hesitant to say things slow down for faculty over winter break, in comparison to fall quarter there is more time (and potentially brain space) for faculty to reflect on the quarter and pay more attention to program needs instead of class needs.
For OIA, winter break is an opportune time for us to discuss assessment upkeep. For programs planning proposals for curriculum council in Winter 2011, OIA can schedule some time over winter break to update program/course goals and outcomes. For those planning to collect assessment data in winter and spring quarters, the winter break is a perfect time for assessment to schedule the collection and evaluation of data and to create or update assessment rubrics. For those going through program review this year, the assessment office is happy to use time over winter break to revise program review self-study reports.
Even if you do not have a specific need at this time, the assessment office is happy to meet with you to reflect on the program as it stands and discuss how potential plans for the future of the program may affect student learning. So please drop us a line – you can find all of our contact information on the contact/bios section of this blog.