OSPIRE March 2014 Newsletter Volume 4 | Issue 1
OSPIRE Putting it all Together
Water is a compound with the chemical formula H2O. A water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms that are connected by covalent bonds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water). What if those two & three little atoms did not come together? It would not be a lot of fun going to the beach. What beach you say? OSPIRE works daily to bring together composites called data. From all over the Shaw University System (remember from your DISH Session—we have a Gestalt perspective of the University's Assessment System), we collect data every hour of the day to produce a complex compound similar to H2O - life giving information. You use that information to engage in continual improvement of your academic and student support areas. Water is compound; Success is a compound too. Working together as a unified team, we will continue to develop a compound for our students called SUCCESS. That is putting it all together in a nutshell.
Some highlights in this issue of the OSPIRE INSPIRE Newsletter are as follows:
- Spring Assessment Day-Give us your three cents worth.
- A summary of our standardized assessments - Click and Click
- The fifth year report and you - SACSCOC is the place to be!
- Rubrics and the expansion of the industrial educational complex.
- From the Mod Squad - Link and his assessments
- Make Rooms for Blooms
Spring Assessment Day is April 16th
What is in it for you? Learn more about your institutional assessments
- Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)
- Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT)
- Major Fields Test (MFT)Putting
Happening Right Now
Fifth-Year Interim Report
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is one of only a few accrediting commissions that conducts a comprehensive review of its institutions every ten years. Most accrediting agencies conduct such reviews every 5 to 7 years. The Commission has developed a Fifth-Year Interim Report.
Learn More | Download Fifth-Year Report Brief Overview
Linking Learning and Assessment in a Heterogeneous Environment
Win Win, for lack of a better word, is good.
Learn more about learning and assessment in an heterogeneous environment, download " A Hybrid Nomothetic/Idographic Approach to Positive Student Learning Outcomes"
We are all looking for better ways to assess student learning outcomes, check out these additional resources: