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CERI, Professional Practice

Year 3: 2006/07

Activity Goal Evaluation / Measurement Group
Fall
Curriculum teams to agree upon specificchanges in curriculum as second more refined curricular reform cycle. Refine and further develop framework for implementation of new learning processes based upon previous cycle. Documentation of implementation framework of new learning processes. SC
CT
ESC
Develop revised syllabi for specific classes. Create individual course framework for implementation of new learning processes as more refined cycle. Expert assessment of proposed syllabi; FORMATIVE REPORT. CT
ESC
Regular discussionsbetween leaders of different teams responsible for different academic programs. Transfer of ideas and concepts between academic programs under revision. Minutes of meetings ofsteering committee and brainstorming sessions. SC
CT
ESC
Winter
Implement curricular changes in classroom teaching. Create upgraded student learning outcomes with regards to documented strengths and deficiencies. Change documented in syllabi and detected in classroom, and student class assignments. CT
ESC
Spring
Assess student work term performance using instruments I and II. Obtain specific information of the nature of defined studentperformance strengths and weaknesses. Obtain 90 % survey return rate. SC
PPIT
CT
ESC
EAC
ACCE 
Summer
Analyzeassessment data using focus groups among employer supervisors, faculty and students; ESC will process data. Compare results to previous year. Determine direction of change in area under development. Check effect on other parameters. Attain a 0.125 point increase in strengths and a 0.25 point increase in the grading of weaknesses on a 1 – 5 point scale. Generate SUMMATIVE reportdocumenting results. Data covering 4 majors under scrutiny analyzed using relevant statistical methods (parameter average, standard deviation, reliability, and validity). SC
PPIT
CT
ESC
EAC
Compare results of different curricular teams; Validate practices. Look for best practice. Determine best practices. Create SUMMATIVE report documenting results and best practices. SC
CT
ESC
EAC
Make decision onapproach for next year among project teams. Present results to other UC programs that were not part of the project. Institutionalization of process at the University of Cincinnati. Documentation of results presented to other UC programs. Creation of Web based Handbook for dissemination purposes. SC
CT
ESC
Finalize formal instruments to easetransferability of process to other schools. Develop a highly transferable process that can be disseminated to other institutions with strong cooperative education or experiential learning programs. Expert assessment of proposed instruments. Creation of Handbook for dissemination purposes. SC
PPIT
CT
ESC
Invite ACCE representatives to campus for formative meeting and planning for continuation of the project after end of funding. Dissemination of process to other institutions having the structure in place to utilize it. Evaluation by ACCE representatives as beginning of planning for larger dissemination project SC
ACCE
Fee based conference to disseminate results. Invite ACCE institutions, attribute subscribers and others. Wider dissemination group designed to maximize information distributed to the largest possible audience. Conference evaluations to provide input for planning of dissemination project to wide audience. SC
ACCE
Generate progress report for FIPSE. Follow FIPSE reporting guidelines on resource allocation and achievements. SUMMATIVE Final Report approved by FIPSE. SC
CT
PPIT
ESC
EAC