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 Results  - Assessment Day  - April 9, 2008

Lewis College of Business

Program

2008

2009 2010 2011 2012

Accountancy & Legal Environment

Faculty discussed AACSB accreditation for accounting with students.

Students were assigned professional development advisors

Students were provided with assembly instructions and outlines to help them construct their Communication Portfolios.  They also were provided with examples of rubrics their advisors will use to assess these portfolios. 

Finance / Economics

No Report Submitted        

Management / Marketing

As a result of student feedback, the division plans to continue the in-basket exercise, to revitalize the questionnaire and to gather more direct data to quantify the assessment activities in the future for the annual assessment report.

College of Education and Human Services

School of Education

Program

2008

2009 2010 2011 2012

Elementary Education

No Report Submitted        

Secondary Education

No Report Submitted        

College of Human Services Division of Adult and Technical Education

Adult and Technical Education

No Report Submitted        

Adult and Technical Education

No Report Submitted        

Counseling

No Report Submitted

Family and Consumer Sciences

No Report Submitted      

Family and Consumer Sciences

No Report Submitted      

Division of Exercise Science, Sport and Recreation

Park Resources and Leisure Services

No Report Submitted

Physical Education

No Report Submitted      

Sports Administration (Physical Education)

No Report Submitted      

Exercise Science

No Report Submitted      

College of Fine Arts

Program

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Art & Design

Evaluated Student Portfolios

Music

No Report Submitted        

Theater

Conducted area assessments.  Scores ranged from 75% in dance to 93% in carpentry.
       
College of Health Professions

Program

2008

2009 2010 2011 2012

Clinical Laboratory Science

No Report Submitted        

Communication Disorders

Conducted Focus Groups

Dietetics

Will used information from student interviews to expand or alter classroom assignments and activities and improve the delivery of information.

Nursing

Administered three surveys, one dealing with programmatic issues, one with technology issues, and the third with university issues.  Are still studying data. 
Respiratory Care No Report Submitted
Social Work No Report Submitted

College of Information Technology and Engineering

Program

2008

2009 2010 2011 2012
Computer Science No Report Submitted
Engineering No Report Submitted

Environmental Science

No Report Submitted

Information Systems

No Report Submitted        

Safety Technology

Worked on revising the MS degree program and the comprehensive assessment for graduate students        

Technology Management

No Report Submitted
College of Liberal Arts

Program

2008

2009 2010 2011 2012

Communication Studies

No Report Submitted

Criminal Justice

No Report Submitted        

Economics

No Report Submitted        

English

Based on student feedback, the faculty proposed developing one additional "gateway" course (there is currently only one, so the addition of the proposed course would make two) taken by all graduate students before they declare their area of concentration. 

Proposal to establish an Assessment Committee for English.

Geography

No Report Submitted

History

No Report Submitted

Humanities

No Report Submitted        

International Affairs

No Report Submitted        
Latin During the Town Hall meeting, faculty shared with students the changes that had been made based on last year's assessment.

Latin majors completed a self-assessment.  Results will be used as part of the program's overall assessment.

Modern Languages

Appointed an Ad-Hoc Committee to develop specific benchmarks of achievement for each level of the target language.

Explored the possibility of offering more programs abroad.

Psychology

No Report Submitted

Political Science

No Report Submitted

Sociology/Anthropology

No Report Submitted

College of Science

Program

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Division of Biological Sciences

Biology

No Report Submitted        

Division of Mathematics and Applied Science

Mathematics

No Report Submitted

Environmental Science

No Report Submitted

Integrated Science and Technology

The department is developing a technology exam for core courses. 

Division of Physical Sciences

Geology

No Report Submitted        

Chemistry

No Report Submitted

Physics

No Report Submitted        

Physical Sciences

No Report Submitted        

W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Program

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

All Units

No Report Submitted

Graduate School of Education and Professional Development

Program

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

All Units

Based on Assessment Day Feedback from students, all units plan to:

*Monitor the
  incorporation of
  technology
  skills in each licensure
  area.
*Advise students to
  take CI 559,
  Multiculturalism.
*Integrate 21st Century
  skills training within
  courses.
*Develop a strategy to
  insure that students
  are prepared to
  communicate with
  various constituent
  groups. 

School of Extended Education

Program

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

All Units

No Report Submitted

Mid Ohio Valley Center

Program

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

All Units

Based on Assessment Day Feedback from students, all units plan to:

*Hire another Graduate
  Assistant for tutoring.
*Work with departments
  and colleges to add
  additional courses and
  degree programs.
*Work with Career
  Services to provide
  opportunities and
  recommend that
  students visit campus.
*Do more Freshmen
  courses, such as UNI
  101, through handouts
  and speakers.

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Program

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

All Units

No Report Submitted
University-Wide Areas

Activity/Department

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Student Development Students' major concerns were regarding relationships.

Results will be used to help develop Student Development Strategic Plan for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Results will also be used when planning programs, advertising and scheduling training for the staff.
Alcohol Survey Results from this survey, which suggest that students do not drink excessively, will be taken into consideration when developing BASICS (alcohol education) programming for the UNI 101 classes and other campus presentations.

Results will also be used to evaluate current programming and to aid in marketing.

Data will be used during alcohol education to debunk myths that students may have about alcohol issues on campus.  For instance, students may believe that most Marshall students drink alcohol on a frequent basis.  The results of this survey, as well as previous surveys, do not back up these beliefs. 
       
Tobacco Survey Majority of students do not smoke and would like a smoke-free campus. 

The data from this survey will be used to plan programs for the 2008-2009 school year, and for marketing and anti-tobacco campaigns.
       
Sodexho Gave online survey - no results reported.
Bookstore Gave online survey - no results reported.
Women's Center Gave online survey - no results reported.
Career Services Gave online survey - no results reported.        
Student Health Services Plan to work with a treatment provider to offer students an option that will extend the hours of available health care and offer it closer to campus.  This would be a voluntary enrollment for an additional fee.

Student Health personnel will address some of the specific issues raised in order to improve services.

Plan to make the Student Health Services webpage more informative and accessible.
Student Government Gave online survey - no results reported.
University College - Tutoring Services (Users) Gave online and paper surveys - no results reported.
University College - Tutoring Services (Non-users) Gave online and paper surveys - no results reported.
University College - Student Advising Survey Gave online survey - no results reported.
Registrar Based on overwhelming student response, the Registrar's office will continue to print hard copies of the course schedule.
Bursar Gave online and paper surveys - no results reported.        
Financial Aid Gave online and paper surveys - no results reported.        
Residence Services Gave paper surveys - no results reported.        

Common Question Results and Student Feedback Regarding Assessment Day

Issue

2008

2009 2010 2011 2012
Number of Participants: 323 - Faculty

1,579 - Students
       
Common Question:
If you could change one thing about the facilities at Marshall, what would it be? 
Better temperature control in the classrooms (by far the most responses).

Smart classrooms

White boards

Bigger Desks
Student Feedback:  Most students participated to have the opportunity to provide feedback and to win prizes.

Most students liked the ability to provide feedback and the free lunch.

Most students learned about Assessment Day from an instructor and from email.

Thirty-eight percent of students responding to the survey thought Assessment Day events were well organized and worthwhile, 30% thought they were well organized, but not especially useful, while 28% thought they were worthwhile, but could have been better organized.
       
When asked what they liked best about Assessment Day (open-ended comments), the following thoughts were shared: Ability to provide
feedback (20 students)

Free lunch (10 students)

Prizes (6 students)

Online surveys (5 students)
       
When asked what they liked least, comments varied quite a bit.  They included:  Poor organization (3 students)

Poor publicity (2 students)

Field tests (2 students)

Not enough prizes (2 students)
       
Suggestions for future Assessment Days included:
 Report results and changes being made due to feedback - (5 students)

Better publicity (5 students)

More/better prizes (4 students)

Better organization (3 students)

Make it more interesting (3 students)
       

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