The University Assessment Committee is comprised of faculty and
administrators from all schools, colleges and divisions of the
University. Its purpose is to share assessment strategies and results
with the larger community and to help the University meet its assessment
goals and objectives. Meetings are held several times each semester,
are open to everyone across the campus, and lunch is served.
The University Assessment Committee met on September 27, 2013.
Michael Vigorito, Director of the University Assessment Center (UAC),
provided a brief overview and status of the spring 2013 Student Learning
Outcomes assessment reports that were due at the end of the 2012-2013
academic year and he discussed "What assessment is and what it is not".
The UAC supports a commitment to assessment that is focused on student
learning. The academic programs at Seton Hall University are committed
to a yearly cycle of assessment of Student Learning Outcomes. The UAC
will begin sending feedback on the spring 2013 reports to all program
directors by the end of October. All programs should be engaging in an
assessment activity this semester or planning one for the spring.
Reports on the assessment of Student Learning Outcomes for the 2013-2014
academic year will be due in June 2014. View the presentation »
Jane Ko, chair of the Biology Department, reported on the results of
the Learning Outcomes of students in the Biological Sciences programs
and Edward Tall reviewed the impact of low-stakes online assignments on
the outcomes of students completing the beginning General Biology
courses. Wendiann Sethi from the Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science and Director of Developmental Mathematics reviewed her
analysis of data on the effectiveness of the mathematics placement
policy for new freshman during the 2007 – 2013 academic years.
The next meeting of the University Assessment Committee is Friday
October 25, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Walsh Library Beck Room ABC.
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