Accreditation

Assessment Resources

Publications

Allen, M. J. (2006). Assessing general education programs. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.

Banta, T. W., Jones, E. A., & Black, K. E. (2009). Designing effective assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Engelmann, D. (2007, August 14). Inside higher ed. Retrieved August 15, 2007, from Assessemnt From the Ground Up:

Ferris, S. P., & Cilliberti, A. (2009). Assessing learning literacies. In T. W. Banta, E. A. Jones, & K. E. Black, Designing effective assessment (pp. 66-74). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Golden, D. (2006, November 13). Colleges, accreditors seek better ways to measure learning. Retrieved November 13, 2006, from The Wall Street Journal

Nichols, J. O. (1995). Assessment case studies: Common issues in implementation with various campus approaches to resolution. New York: Agathon Press.

Nichols, J. O., & Nichols, K. W. (2001). General education assessment for improvement of student academic  achievement: Guidance for academic departments and committees. New York: Agathon Press.

Nichols, J. O., & Nichols, K. W. (2005). A road map for improvement of student learning and support services through assessment. New York: Agathon Press.

Pusateri, T. P. (2009). Assurance of learning initiative for academic degree programs. In T. W. Banta, E. A. Jones, & K. E.

Black, Designing effective assessment: Principles and profiles of good practice (pp. 50-54). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Swanson, D. A. (2009, Fall). Towards a comprehensive quality assurance system for degree programs in higher education. The Montana professor, 20(1), 13-20.

Volkwein, J. F. (2009). Assessing student outcomes: Why, who, what, how? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wehlburg, C. (2010, December). Creative ways to assess student learning. National Education Association, 28(2), p. 7.

Wehlburg, C. M. (2010, December). Assessment, teaching, and learning. NEA Higher Education ADVOCATE, 5-8.

Presentations and Handouts

Learning Objectives Workshop, MSUB faculty and deans, October 21 and 29, 2010.

Assessment Workshop, faculty and staff of Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, MT, October 21, 2010.

Assessment Cycle
Basics of Learning Objectives
Creating Effective Learning Objectives and Measures
Using Bloom’s Taxonomy
The Process of Developing Learning Objectives
Writing Effective Goals and Learning Objectives

“International Outcomes Assessment”, Rocky Mountain CIBER Conference, Billings, Montana, October 1, 2010.

“Creating Effective Learning Objectives”, MSUB College of Technology, September 2, 2010.

“Achieving AACSB International's Initial Accreditation: The Montana State University Billings Assessment Experience”, Sorrell College of Business, Troy University, Troy, Alabama, August 6, 2010.

“Demystifying Outcomes Assessment”, 2007 Back-to-School Conference at Montana State University-Billings, August 21 and 23, 2007.

Additional Handouts

Getting Started
Developing Assessment Plans
Developing Program Goals
Developing Program Objectives
Selecting Measurable Outcomes
Measurement, Evaluation, Reporting

Templates

Assessment Plan
Assessment Report

Rubrics

Creating a Rubric
Example Rubrics
Rubric to Assess a Rubric
Rubric to Assess an Assessment Program


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