Assessment at Utica College
Assessment Processes at Utica College
The college’s five (5) intellectual skills—communication, critical analysis and reasoning, synthesis, quantitative reasoning, and social awareness—are assessed through Core program offerings, the academic major, and the co-curricular experience. Programs/departments and co-curricular units document results on an annual basis in their assessment reports.
The five (5) intellectual skills have been assessed regularly using different processes. Most recently, the Oversight Committee for Core (OCC) is responsible for managing student learning assessments in Core courses. These assessments include, but are not limited to, the 5 intellectual skills. Faculty who teach classes in the Core program, coupled with faculty who served in cadres that had assessed these intellectual skills in prior years, constitute Core Leadership Groups. These faculty manage the assessment plan for the Core program. Specifically, they design the methods, conduct the assessments, review the results and determine an action plan. The results and action plans are then shared with the Faculty Senate.
The director of Core is a full-time, tenured member of the faculty and reports directly to the Provost.
Indirect assessments of student learning and institutional effectiveness are additionally conducted by the Office of Institutional Research. Such measures include the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI), and the Student Opinion of Teaching survey. The NSSE and SSI results may be found at http://www.utica.edu/ir/studentsurveys.cfm.
Resources and Handbooks
- Assessing Institutional Effectiveness
- Guide to Academic Assessment
- AACC Handbook
- Guide to Using TaskStream, the Assessment Management System
- Annual goal report template
- Content outline for program reviews
- Curriculum map checklist
- Curriculum map template
- Assessment Methods
- Direct versus Indirect Evidence
- Glossary of terms
- AAC & U Value Rubrics
- Bloom’s Taxonomy
- AAC & U, "On Solid Ground"
- AAC & U, "A Brief History of Student Learning Assessment"
- Middle States Accreditation Standards
- NILOA, "Assessment That Matters"
- "Measuring Assessment Climate"
- "Counting & Recounting: Assessment and the Quest for Accountability"
- AAC & U Value Rubrics
- Cultural Knowledge & Effectiveness
- Discussion Rubrics
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
- Intercultural Competence
- Intercultural Competence & Language
- Intercultural Competence & Social Diversity
- Indiana U's General Education Rubrics
- Health Studies Critical Appraisal Skills
- General Rubric for Lab Notebooks
- Lab Notebook Rubric 1
- Lab Notebook Rubric 2
- Lab Notebook Rubric 3
- Literature Review
- Online Discussions
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Responding to Literature
- Rubrics for Reflection
- Student-Faculty Collaborative Research
- Synthesis & Integration: Disciplinary Perspectives
- Technical Report
- Technical Report & Writing
- Writing, Critical Thinking & Information Literacy
- Writing About Literature
- Writing a Review of Literature
- Universal Rubric for Bio Lab Reports