In this four-part recorded webinar series, Dr. Erica Eckert, Asst. Dean for Assessment & Accreditation at Kent State University, shares insights and best practices around outcomes and objectives, curriculum mapping, measures, and informing decisions with data.

These sessions are now available on demand.

Assessment Foundations: Developing Quality Outcomes & Objectives

  • Differentiate outcomes and objectives
  • Learn best practices for soliciting themes for outcome development
  • Generate clear objectives focused on measurable actions and consequences

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Assessment Foundations: Curriculum Mapping

  • Understand the purpose of curriculum mapping
  • Select an approach (levels of mastery, assessment identification, etc.)
  • Create outcomes with clear wording, focused on measurable actions/consequences
  • Troubleshoot common problems experienced during this process

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Assessment Foundations: Direct & Indirect Measures

  • Understand the properties of direct and indirect measures
  • Grasp the benefits of direct versus indirect measures
  • Discover the pros and cons of specific measurement tools

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Assessment Foundations: Making Data-Informed Decisions

  • Best practices for organizing data for impactful reporting
  • How to best present data for stakeholder review and evaluation
  • Collaborating and engaging with colleagues to evaluate the assessment cycle

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About your instructor

Dr. Erica Eckert is Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation and an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. She is a member of the Association for Institutional Research, NASPA, OCPA, and the Society for College and University Planning, and serves on the leadership team of NASPA’s Assessment, Evaluation, and Research knowledge community.