Now that University-wide Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes have been adopted, the University will undertake a process to develop rubrics for assessing the outcomes, as well as a plan for collecting artifacts of student work. This process will involve faculty, staff, and students. From there, the University will be able to assess regularly for achievement of the outcomes and to draw on what we learn from this process to improve student learning across the University. The timeline for immediate next steps is as follows:
Spring-Summer 2013: Rubric development for each of the four Outcomes.
Fall 2013-Spring 2014: Pilot testing of rubrics using student work and other artifacts, with revisions as needed.
Call for Nominations for Rubric Development Teams
At this time, we are no longer collecting nominations for rubric development teams. During the open nomination period, we received over 65 nominations. We are currently working to finalize the membership of rubric development teams. In selecting group members, we will consider these factors: broad representation (collectively, across the four teams) from a cross-section of educational programs, both curricular and co-curricular; experience with and knowledge of content areas related to the Outcomes, to rubric development and assessment, and/or other relevant topics; and availability to participate in the five-day retreat during which rubrics will be drafted.
Thank you for your interest in this important stage of the process.