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Learning Outcomes and Assessment: Academic Calendar 2007-2008

August 2007

September 2007

  • Discipline chairs and conveners compile feedback and discussion comments from 8/27 and report them to lead discipline Dean and chairs for distribution to faculty
  • Disciplines encourage adjunct faculty to begin developing course strategies for reinforcing the Learning Outcomes
  • Curriculum mapping workshop by Dr. Peggy Maki, external consultant, for Chairs and Discipline Conveners (Sept. 28)

October 2007

  • Current Assessment Tasks and rubrics 1 and 2 modified and new ones developed by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Students and course sections for Fall administration of Assessment Tasks identified and communicated to the faculty involved
  • Disciplines internally identify and communicate ways to incorporate and assess Learning Outcomes in their courses for full-time and adjunct faculty
  • Processes for curriculum mapping established

November-December 2007

  • Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 and the Computer Skills Placement Test administered to identified course sections
  • Faculty incorporate Learning Outcomes into syllabi for Spring Term 2008
  • Syllabus template developed within departments for adjunct faculty
  • Beginning of a phased implementation process of discipline curriculum mapping (November-April), including Conference Day

January 2008

  • Assessment Tasks scored from Fall administration by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Current Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5 and rubrics modified and new ones developed by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Students and course sections for Spring administration of Assessment Tasks identified and communicated to the faculty involved

February 2008

  • Results of CSP and Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 communicated to disciplines
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment Team continues work on Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5

March-April 2008

  • Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5 administered to identified course sections
  • Conference Day discussion about curriculum mapping within disciplines and results of Assessment Tasks1 and 2 administration

May-June 2008

  • Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5 scored from Spring administration by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Results of Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5 reported to the disciplines
  • Discipline discussions and suggestions for future assessments
  • Annual Discipline Reports contain status of Learning Outcomes integration into course content and progress toward curriculum mapping

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