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CERI, Professional Practice

Year 1: 2004/05

Activity Goal Evaluation / Measurement Group
Fall
Analyze accumulated assessment datacollected using Assessment Instrument I during W, Sp & Su 2004. Establish performance profile baseline (strengths, weakness, averages). Document baseline results; FORMATIVE REPORT. 100% of collectable data covering 4 majors under scrutiny analyzed using relevant statistical methods (parameter average, standard deviation, reliability, and validity) and hypothesis testing, 3< or >3. SC
PPIT
ESC    
Winter
Design Assessment Instrument II targeting detailed evaluation of curricular strengths and weaknesses using internal and external expertise. Create an Assessment Instrument that is focused on specific skills that are identified in the Baseline analysis; survey is piloted with Students, Faculty and Employers. Implement second assessment instrument as part of online professional practice survey system. Instrument accessible online. SC
PPIT
CT
ESC 
Present results at ACCE Board Meeting. Give ACCE members view of project development. Qualitative data collected from ACCE Board members through informal interview process to get external validation of the overall process. SC
ACCE
Spring
Assess student work term performance using instruments I and II. Obtain specific information of the nature of defined student performance strengths and weaknesses. Obtain 90 % survey return rate. SC
PPIT 
Summer
Analyze assessment data using focus groups among employer supervisors, faculty and students; ESC will process data. Determine nature of strengths and weaknesses in student performance as beginning of curricular reform. Generate SUMMATIVE reportdocumenting results. Data covering 4 majors under scrutiny analyzed using relevant statistical methods (parameter average, standard deviation, reliability, and validity). SC
PPIT
ESC
EAC
Correlate curricular content with documented assessment outcome data. Identify sections in curriculum having high correlation to measured strengths and weaknesses. Determine new performance goals. Generate FORMATIVE report on curricular areas susceptible to rapid upgrade.  SC
PPIT
CT
ESC 
Prioritize and identifyfeasible curricular upgrade goals for individual programs. Define pedagogic approach that can be changed in order to achieve  desired learning outcome. Generate FORMATIVE report on pedagogic approach proposed to enhance curricular areas targeted for rapid upgrade.  SC
CT
ESC 
Invite ACCE liaisons to campus for formative meeting and hold teleconference call with ACCE Board. Gather formative data designed to align project with ACCE institutional needs and to inform ACCEof project development. Written correspondence between ACCE and project representatives and minutes of teleconference. SC
ACCE
Generate progress report for FIPSE. Follow FIPSE reporting guidelines on resource allocation and achievements. SUMMATIVE Progress Report approved by FIPSE. SC
CT
PPIT
ESC
EAC