Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts
PKAL F21 reports and perspectives:
Key findings - Occidental College undergraduate research assessment
– Chris Craney, Associate Dean of the College and Professor of Biochemistry- Occidental College
A PKAL Essay - Creating a community dedicated to the assessment of student learning
A community's commitment to assessment is demonstrated in many ways: assembling people with expertise in how students learn, providing opportunities for faculty to explore different assessment tools, providing opportunities for faculty to explore different assessment tools, alerting the campus community to external resources and ensuring that departmental budgets reflect the institution's commitment.
– Anne McElwee Reeve, Associate Professor of Chemistry- Lynchburg College
Faculty and administrators need quantitative data about whether or not what they are doing every day is effective and long lasting. Reeve demonstrates that an institution-wide assessment program can have a profound effect on what faculty do in the classroom.
Linking departmental and institutional mission: The Morehouse Experience
- J.K. Haynes, David Packard Professor & Dean of Science & Mathematics - Morehouse College
Building a strong department from the foundation of a solid vision that drives all planning and assessment is the key to the success of the biology department at Morehouse College.
Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics offers a vision for systematic evaluation of teaching practices and academic programs, with recommendations to the various stakeholders in higher education about how to achieve change.