Melissa Helvey

  • The Assessment “Engagement Ring”

    The Assessment “Engagement Ring”

    There are certain indicators I have found to be good measurements of assessment success on campus: A clear understanding of assessment, an office dedicated to assessment and its findings, support...

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  • For me, the accreditation journey began with the first (correct) step…

    For me, the accreditation journey began with the first (correct) step…

    It is very easy for institutions of higher learning to become consumed by the requirements of our accrediting bodies. Whether they are regional or specialized, the requirements to maintain...

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  • You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato: Are Student Performance and Student Learning Outcomes the Same Thing?

    You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato: Are Student Performance and Student Learning Outcomes the Same Thing?

    There seems to be a lot of buzz these days about student learning outcomes on campuses, from regional accreditors, and in publications such as Inside Higher Education or The Chronicle. It appears...

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  • Student Learning: It’s All in the Evidence

    Student Learning: It’s All in the Evidence

    Mr. /Ms. Site Visit Accreditor: “May I see your student learning evidence?” Me: “Sure! Here you go. Here are my student learning results for each of my programs.” [Feeling pretty proud of myself...

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  • Sunny Side Up: My Personal Experience with Taskstream’s Mentoring Services

    Sunny Side Up: My Personal Experience with Taskstream’s Mentoring Services

    Like many of you, I’ve heard companies and organizations rave about their customer focus and wonderful client support. I can’t say I blame them – stellar customer service, especially when it comes...

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