TECHNOLOGY:
A Pillar for Strengthening &
Sustaining Assessment Culture
Pamela K. Shay, DBA – Associate Provost, Franklin University
Yuerong Sweetland, PhD – Assessment Coordinator, Franklin University
National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning 2010: Future Visions
Presentation Overview
• Institutional Context and Background
• Establishing an Assessment Culture
• Using Technology to Sustain & Strengthen
Assessment Culture
• Questions & Answers
Serving Adult Students….
Average Age
35
Graduate
Total Head Count
Average Age
1,731
33
Undergraduate
Total Head Count
9,874
Online vs. F2F Trend (1)
Number of Credit Hours
Online vs. F2F
35,000
32,098
29,060
30,000
26,633
24,548
Credit Hours
25,000
21,357
21,818
F2F
20,000
19,382
15,000
10,000
5,000
0
18,526
18,463
18,260
16,815
15,744
Online
Online vs. F2F Trend (2)
Number of Seats
Online vs. F2F
10,000
8,958
9,000
8,204
8,000
7,103
6,520
7,000
Seats
6,000
5,000
4,000
3,000
2,000
1,000
0
7,489
5,795
5,934
5,224
5,148
4,999
4,627
4,424
F2F
Online
Current University Information (1)
Number of Undergraduate Programs: 23
Number of Graduate Programs: 3
Number of Locations: 5 (4 Domestic, 1 International)
Current University Information (2)
•Centralized Academic Model
•Curriculum Development Approach
Assessment
Assessment - the “systemic collection, review and use of
information about academic programs for improving
student learning and development.”
Each Academic Program has an Assessment Plan, which
identifies assessment methods for each outcome
• Direct Assessment ↔ Indirect Assessment
Technology
Five Areas in which Technology is used for Assessment
• Assessment Artifacts Collection
• Assessment Evaluator Training
• Assessment Progress Tracking
• Assessment Information Sharing
• Online Testing Services
Assessment Artifacts Collection
https://dropbox.franklin.edu/dropboxasmt/login.jsp
Assessment Evaluator Training
FranklinLive: Franklin University’s Online
Synchronous Communication Tool
Information Technology Program Outcome Assessment Training 2009
http://live1.franklin.edu/play_recording.html?recordingId=1242827898009_1243601494894
Assessment Progress Tracking (1)
Template
Assessment Progress Tracking (2)
Dashboard
Assessment Progress Tracking (3)
Basics
Assessment Progress Tracking (4)
Snapshot
Assessment Information Sharing
https://community.franklin.edu/community/academics/ac_quality/ac_assess
Online Testing Services
Online Tests/Quizzes Administered via
Testcraft
25,000
20,424
Number
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,981
5,000
3,510
0
2006-07
2007-08
Academic Year
2008-09
TECHNOLOGY:
A Pillar for Strengthening & Sustaining
Assessment Culture
Questions or Comments?
Dr. Pamela K. Shay
and
Dr. Yuerong Sweetland
Office of Academic Quality & Accreditation
[email protected]
[email protected]
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A Pillar for Strengthening And Sustaining Assessment Culture