University Studies gathers information on students’ learning and experiences in UNST courses and uses the assessment data to understand and take action on inquiry-based learning experiences and student learning and success. The UNST Assessment page includes links to the UNST Assessment Plan and Reports.
Shelly Chabon conducted an assessment of the quarterly "Town Hall" meetings held by the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department. Town Halls are held to facilitate departmental assessment and allow students to voice concerns, provide feedback on department related issues, and gain information in a safe and open forum. The purpose of Chabon's project was to assess the effectiveness of the Town Hall meetings. A poster session outlines the results.
The Graduate School of Education held a first annual assessment fair in May 2012, in which programs selected one aspect of their work on program assessment and shared it in a poster session. GSE programs are asked every year to identify questions to guide their program assessment, to identify data collection methods, collect data, and review and use data for program improvement. Many programs chose to share their posters electronically, via PowerPoint slides, and were available during the poster session to discuss their work and answer questions. The event was attended by GSE faculty and external GSE advisory groups, and PSU administration and advisory groups were invited. The GSE plans to hold this event each spring so that faculty can continue to share and learn assessment practices from each other. The PowerPoint presentations and a summary of the feedback on the event can be found here.