The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA) will host a One University Virtual Assessment Celebration on Friday, May 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Zoom.

The event will recognize and celebrate the efforts of faculty and staff who delivered learning experiences and services through innovative modalities and reflected on learning and operations in their 2019-20 assessment and action plans. Awards will be given in three categories:

– Outstanding Assessment, recognizing a distinguished academic program within each school/college, co-curricular program/unit and functional unit for an overall robust assessment and action plan.

– Best Engagement Strategies, recognizing programs/units for engaging faculty, staff and students associated with the program/unit to participate and contribute to the assessment process.

– Best Use of Results, recognizing academic programs, co-curricular program/unit and functional units for how results from the assessment process are used in making decisions

“We are grateful for the efforts that faculty and staff have put forth to assess student learning and operations,” says Chris Johnson, associate provost for academic affairs. “These efforts are important in the University’s mission to provide students with an unsurpassed learning experience.

The 2021 awardees are:

Outstanding Assessment category

B. Arch., School of Architecture

Arabic minor, College of Arts and Sciences

Educational Leadership C.A.S., School of Education

Bioengineering B.S., College of Engineering and Computer Science

Nutrition Science B.S., David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Applied Data Science M.S., School of Information Studies

Law J.D., College of Law

Real Estate B.S., Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Public Administration MPA, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Broadcast and Digital Journalism M.S., S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Fashion Design B.F.A., College of Visual and Performing Arts

English Language Institute, University College

Office of Student Living (Co-curricular program/unit)

Center for Disability Resources (Functional unit)

Best Engagement Strategies category

Department of Human Development and Family Science, Falk College (academic programs, faculty engagement)

Office of Multicultural Affairs (co-curricular programs/units, staff engagement)

College of Law Dean’s Office (functional units, staff engagement)

Shaw Center for Public and Community Service (co-curricular programs/units, student engagement)

Best Use of Results category

Social Work B.S., Falk College (academic programs)

Dean of Students Office (co-curricular programs/units)

Office of Admissions (functional units)

The 2021 honorees were chosen by the Assessment Working Team, which reviewed the 2019-20 annual progress reports and referenced the feedback rubrics describing University expectations for each phase of the assessment process.

By Kelly Homan Rodoski
This article was originally published May 4th, 2021 here