Academic Assessment Series

  • Assessment Foundations Badge

    The Office of Assessment invites you to participate in the Academic Assessment Series, a professional development series intended to strengthen your understanding and skills relating to academic assessment and continuous improvement. While the series is designed with faculty in mind, it may be applicable to some staff.

    Congratulations Kadian!

    Dr. Kadian Callahan (Assistant Dean for Faculty and Student Success in the College of Science and Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics Education) was the first person to complete the entire series and receive the Assessment Foundations badge. She had this to say about the series:

    From "Student Learning Outcome Essentials" to "Using Data for Improvement," the Academic Assessment Series provided a manageable process to walk people through different aspects of academic assessment. The structure of the modules engaged participants in different ways as we worked asynchronously -- reviewing the articles, watching short videos, completing practice quizzes, and having discussions with colleagues.  

    The variety of activities helped us to understand and apply the information to our individual contexts, while also helping us to understand applications in other contexts. This made for relevant and interesting conversations during synchronous meetings with others working through the series.  

    I appreciated the conversations with colleagues across different units and was able to gather additional ideas for thinking about and conducting academic assessment. Thank you for designing such a well-organized and helpful series!


    Module Information:

    • The series consists of five modules focusing on foundational aspects of academic assessment and continuous improvement.
    • Each module entails two weeks of asynchronous online material, with a corresponding 1.5 hour synchronous session for collaborative discussion and hands-on application (either virtual or face-to-face).
    • Participants who complete one module will earn a professional badge. Participants who complete the full series will earn the Assessment Foundations badge.

    Click below for more information or to register for one or more modules. Please email assessment@kennesaw.edu with questions.

      • Student Learning Outcomes Essentials Badge

        Module 1: Student Learning Outcome Essentials

        Topics:

        • What are student learning outcomes?
        • Deciding what students need to learn
        • Characteristics of effective learning outcomes
        • Uses of student learning outcomes

        Online material: October 18 - 29, 2021

        Synchronous session (choose one date below):

        • October 28, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
        • October 29, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

        Registration is closed.

        You will be contacted via email with more information.

        • Curriculum Map Design Badge

          Module 2: Curriculum Map Design

          Topics:

          • What is a curriculum map?
          • How to create a curriculum map
          • How to create a course map
          • Using curriculum maps to guide curriculum changes

          Online material: November 8 - 19, 2021

          Synchronous session (choose one time below): 

          • November 18, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
          • November 18, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
          • November 19, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

          Note: Times differ from Module 1.

          Registration is closed.

          You will be contacted via email with more information.

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          • Rubric Design Badge

            Module 3: Rubric Design

             Topics:

            • What is a rubric?
            • Types of rubrics
            • How to develop a rating-scale rubric
            • Equitable scoring

            Online material: January 31 - February 11, 2022

            Synchronous session (choose one date below): 

            • February 10, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
            • February 11, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

            Click here to register.

            You will be contacted via email with more information.

            • Validity and Reliability Essentials Badge

              Module 4: Validity and Reliability Essentials

               Topics:

              • What are validity and reliability?
              • Factors affecting validity and reliability
              • Evidence of validity and reliability
              • Improving validity and reliability

              Online material: February 21 - March 4, 2022

              Synchronous session (choose one date below): 

              • March 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
              • March 4, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

              Click here to register.

              You will be contacted via email with more information.

              • Data Informed Improvement Badge

                Module 5: Data Informed Improvement

                 Topics:

                • Analyzing assessment data
                • Sharing and discussing results
                • Possible improvements
                • Innovative and novel solutions

                Online material: April 4-15, 2022

                Synchronous session (choose one date below): 

                • April 14, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
                • April 15, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

                Click here to register.

                You will be contacted via email with more information.

                 

               

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