Assessment in Action

Ideas: Powerful Assessment for Student Life?

I have been recently thinking a lot about the connections between assessment of student academic learning and that of student co-curricular activities, as well as student life programming. As the University is moving away from more limiting educational frameworks based…

Resume Review Project Part 1/4

Resume Review Project Part 1/4

by Samantha Hartlen This is part one of a four-part series sharing insight into a resume review project at the Career Centre. I will be submitting posts in real-time sharing details of each phase. Step 1: Planning the Project What…

What is a rubric?

What is a rubric?

by Erin Clifford When I think of a rubric the first thing that comes to my mind is the report cards I received as a child.  There would be a list of dimensions down the left side of the table…

A Quick Look at Long-Term Learning

A Quick Look at Long-Term Learning

by Libby Whittington-West and Ainsley Goldman the challenges: Like many folks working in student life, we have a lot of data about student learning that takes place during our programs but are unsure of the long-term impact of our programming…

Assessment and Social Media: Extending our Digital Reach

Assessment and Social Media: Extending our Digital Reach

by Jonathan Vandor I was asked quite recently what I thought about the intersection of social media and higher education. I replied, in full honesty, that while I recognized social media technologies (SMT) like Facebook and Twitter to be powerful…

Interactive Assessment: Focus Groups

Interactive Assessment: Focus Groups

by Svitlana Frunchak Throughout the past academic year, focus groups were my favorite assessment activity. In comparison with surveys – especially the long annual ones that tend to take much time to design and even more to analyze – I…

Collecting Student Demographic Information

Collecting Student Demographic Information

by Janelle Joseph, PhD   The word demographic comes from demo (meaning people) and graphics (meaning describing). Students can be described based on their gender, ethnicity, grad/undergrad status, program of study, or living on or off campus. Let’s face it,…

Finding Common Ground: The Language of Learning Outcomes   

Finding Common Ground: The Language of Learning Outcomes  

by Jennifer Radley I recently participated in a webinar which explored the importance of terminology and the value of creating a common language when designing and assessing learning outcomes. Writing learning outcomes in a consistent manner is very important a…