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2017-18

ULO: Writing
  • PLC Chair, Dr. Lars Soderlund
  • Instructor Guidance:  What if W is the primary ULO for a course I teach?
  • Writing rubric
  • FAQ on Fall 2017 Submission of Materials from W courses
  • Please submit Fall 2017 course materials by December 15, 2017 — via Moodle
ULO:  Inquiry & Analysis
  • PLC Chair, Dr. Melinda Shimizu
  • Instructor Guidance:  What if IA is the primary ULO for a course I teach?
  • Inquiry & Analysis rubric
  • FAQ on Fall 2017 Submission of Materials from IA courses
  • Please submit Fall 2017 course materials by December 15, 2017 — via Moodle
GLO: Analytic Inquiry
  • The Graduate Committee will review Analytic Inquiry in student work on December 1, 2017.  Student work has been randomly assigned to committee members, and is in TK20.  The expectation is that the work will be read and scored before the December 1 meeting.
GLO: Applied & Collaborative Learning
  • Tentative plan is for assessment of Applied and Collaborative Learning to happen within the context of the Graduate Committee in 2017-18
TK20
  • TK20 is WOU’s new system for managing our assessment and accreditation processes.  We are easing into using this in 2017-18.
  • At this time, we are using TK20 to review submitted student work, but work will be submitted to Moodle and moved over to TK20 by the Academic Effectiveness staff.
  • To get into TK20, go to the WOU portal and click on the TK20 icon in the right hand column.  If you don’t see the icon, but need to get into TK20, please contact Sue Monahan (smonahan@wou.edu).  Once in TK20, if there are reviews for you to do, it will be listed in “pending tasks.”

2016-17

ULO:  Quantitative Literacy Professional Learning Community

Goals

  • Alignment and assessment:  Examine the level of quantitative literacy among WOU undergraduates by collaboratively reviewing student work in courses aligned with the Quantitative Literacy outcome.
  • Curricular innovation and collaboration:  As an interdisciplinary group, develop, pilot and assess a new college mathematics course to satisfy BS requirements and serve students in natural sciences, social sciences and pre-professional fields who will not take calculus.

Updates

  • General education MTH and CS courses, Q-designated courses, and courses that choose Q as primary ULO’s will be added to the Quantitative Literacy Moodle page so instructors can submit two samples of student work from an assignment that gave students the opportunity to demonstrate quantitative literacy skills.
  • Supporting documents:  TimelineQuantitative Literacy at WOU (Faculty Senate Presentation, Spring 2015), PLC 9-23-16 Minutes, PLC 10-21-16 Minutes, 12-2-16 Open House for QL PLC
  • In Winter and Spring meetings, QL PLC refined its process and reviewing student work submitted from almost 60 courses with Quantitative Literacy as the primary ULO.
  • Report from 2016-17 QL PLC (September 2017)
GLO:  Writing

Goals

  • Collaboration and assessment:  A pilot to examine the level of writing skills among graduates of WOU’s graduate programs by collaboratively reviewing student exit projects and other written work aligned with the Graduate Writing standard.
  • Innovation and improvement:  Identify and pilot cross-disciplinary strategies to strengthen writing abilities of WOU graduate students.
  • Supporting documents: Review of student work (6/14/17), Background, TimelineDegree Qualifications Profile
GLO:  Analytic Inquiry 

Goal

  • Collaboration and assessment:  A pilot to examine the level of analytic inquiry skill among graduates of WOU’s graduate programs by collaboratively reviewing student exit projects and other work that reflects student ability to “disaggregate, reformulate and adapt principal ideas, techniques or methods at the forefront of the field of study in carrying out an essay or project”  (Degree Qualifications Profile).  The working group agreed upon this rubric for Analytic Inquiry.  The group collected student work on Analytic Inquiry and that work continues in 2017-18.
  • Supporting documents:  Timeline
 

CONTACT US

Sue Monahan, Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

503-838-9216 | or e-mail: smonahan@wou.edu  | Location: ITC 205C