From 0 to 60 in Academic Assessment:
Developing a University Process to Help Establish Program Level Assessment on your Campus
Accreditation Coming Up? Campus Behind on Assessment Matters? Need a Plan to Move Quickly to Real Results? Our session will outline a successful method to move a campus from 0 to 60 in a matter of months. Learn how to build a common campus vocabulary for assessment, how to coach rather than police assessment work, how to develop a time line and step-by-step assignments for departments, and how to use limited funding to change your campus assessment culture.
This session is appropriate for any group struggling with the need to establish campus-wide assessment practices, deal with accreditation requirements for assessment, ensure manageable, sustainable, and useful assessment practices across disciplines, and establish a reporting process to keep assessment vital over time.
· Participants will master skills in developing useful vocabulary for campus-wide assessment.
· Participants will learn to develop a multi-year time line for establishing a campus-wide assessment process.
· Participants will receive concrete examples of step-by-step assignments for campus programs.
· Participants will receive suggestions and examples of how to coach programs in developing useful and manageable assessment processes.
· Participants will receive concrete examples of reporting mechanisms and data storage solutions to help manage the assessment data that is produced.
Dr. Sarah Blackstone has served as the Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at California State University, Chico since 2002. She has been a member of Chico State’s All University Responsibility for Assessment Committee for two years, and serves as the assessment coach for her college.
Gail Corbitt is a full professor at California State University where she is currently the Department Chair of Accounting and MIS and coordinator for Business Information Systems assessment. Her teaching specialty is software development and ERP systems and includes 19 years in the California State University system. Her Ph.D. in Management Information Systems is from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She also has over 15 years of experience working in systems environments plus several consulting engagements that have offered students real world experience or research opportunities. Areas of research and/or consulting include SAP/ERP implementation, Business Process Redesign, and collaborative group technology. Gail has worked for several organizations including Hewlett Packard, Chevron, U.S. Navy, Intel, BASF, Simpson Paper Company, California Prison Authority, and the Huber Company. She had faculty internships at both Chevron (1997, 2002) and Hewlett Packard (10 months in 1999-2000) where she worked on SAP implementation projects. She was an SAP Distinguished Scholar for 3 years and currently serves on the Advisory Boards for the SAP Academic Alliance in the Americas and for International Programs.
Charles “Chuck” Worth, Ph.D.
Chuck has worked in Institutional Research at Chico State for 33 years—the last 18 as Director--and as an occasional Lecturer in Psychology. He sits on the university-wide Assessment Committee and the Council for Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability. Areas of specialization include survey research, database development and enrollment forecasting/management. He has been involved with Chico’s WASC accreditation efforts since 1973. He received his doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee.