Life Preserver on Board: Rescuing Assessment Efforts When It’s Not Business as Usual
March 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lessons Learned Webinar Series: Presentations by MSCHE Member Institutions
The abrupt move to remote learning during the spring 2020 semester caused assessment efforts at many institutions to founder. Messiah University’s streamlined assessment processes became a life-preserver for analyzing learning data and developing improvement plans. We share how we “shaped the path” (Heath & Heath, 2010) to create an automated assessment workflow. This enabled faculty and administrators to continue the essential elements of assessing learning despite the challenges of COVID. Our assessment plans, data collection, department analysis, and reporting is all contained in one cloud-based system. Additionally, we have an automated workflow to trigger dean review and departmental action needed. This automated workflow streamlines processes and communication to support effective, efficient decision-making (Staisloff, 2020). Having this structure in place prior to COVID-19 enabled data collection and review processes to continue despite the pandemic causing an impromptu remote spring semester and a tenuous fall semester.
Cost: This presentation is part of an on-going series where you get access to eight events for one price: $225 Institutional Member/ $325 Non-Member*
*If you register after the Lessons Learned Webinar Series has begun or unable to attend a webinar, you will be given access to the videos and any materials to webinars you miss. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Space is limited and registration will close when the event is full.
- Articulate assessment work flows throughout an academic year.
- Identify common obstacles for completion of annual work flow.
- Brainstorm ways to streamline assessment processes while facilitating faculty reflection and collaboration.