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NIU’s ninth annual Assessment EXPO will showcase 11 outstanding NIU program assessment practices during an informal poster session from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 1. The Office of Assessment Services invites students, faculty and staff to “Celebrating Continuous Improvement,” which will take place in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Light refreshments...
NIU student collaborate in the Founders Memorial Library
It’s an opportunity to celebrate the present, reflect on the past and improve the future – together. Participants in the eighth annual NIU Assessment Expo, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, will learn more about 10 university programs and their outstanding assessment practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to view posters, talk...
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Most human beings often wonder whether what they say counts or whether anyone even hears them. Not members of the Student Advisory Council on Learning Outcomes (SACLO). The group began looking into NIU sylabbi two years ago, eventually creating “a clear rubric” for faculty to follow when creating each syllabus: Students want information on exactly...
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What do NIU’s Campus Child Care, residential computer labs and Themed Learning Communities have in common? Hint: It’s the same thing shared by bachelor’s degree programs in early childhood studies, management, meteorology and nursing – not to mention master’s degree programs in school business management and chemistry and First Year Composition Program ePortfolios. The answer...
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Are you a proactive problem solver who wants to help shape the teaching and learning experience at NIU in an open and inclusive forum? NIU’s Student Advisory Council on Learning Outcomes needs you! The group provides students a voice in every level of the assessment process and to deepen the conversation about assessment practices at...
Chris Parker
Chris Parker has been appointed as the new associate vice provost for Academic Outcomes Assessment. He will start in his new position Monday, July 1. As an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, he brings extensive research and assessment skills to this position. Parker has served as the director of graduate studies and as...
Sherrill Morris and Christopher Parker
The two candidates who are interviewing for the position of associate vice provost for academic outcomes assessment at NIU will hold open forums Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7, for the campus community. Sherrill Morris will talk and take questions from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, in Altgeld Hall 203. Chris Parker...
Assessment Expo 2013
Seventy-three NIU faculty, staff and students attended the sixth annual Assessment Expo, held March 1. The Assessment Expo provides a forum for the campus community to discuss program assessment and highlight best practices. This year’s theme:  “Using Assessment Results to Improve Student Learning.” Based on the theme, the University Assessment Panel selected 10 programs to...
Department of English instructor Stephanie Kummerer discusses assessment tools at the 2010 expo.
NIU’s Office of Assessment Services will host Assessment Expo 2013: Using Assessment Results to Improve Student Learning at from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 1. The sixth annual expo takes place in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Registration is available online. Call (815) 753-8659 or email [email protected] for more information.
Assessment Expo 2012
Some thing never would have happened without the first steps provided by assessment forms. NIU students, faculty and employees frequently are asked to fill out those forms to turn their opinions into action. Fix a sports field. Add an academic program. Drop an outdated rule. Last week, those very forms and the assessment process received...
Toolkit - The Nuts and Bolts Newsletter from Office of Assessment Services
NIU’s Office of Assessment Services has posted the Spring 2012 issue of Toolkit, its quarterly “nuts and bolts” e-newsletter. This issue offers a sneak preview of Assessment Expo 2012, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 2, in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. Brief explanations are provided about the four roundtables planned for...
Department of English instructor Stephanie Kummerer discusses assessment tools at the 2010 expo.
NIU’s fifth annual Assessment Expo is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 2, in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. The Assessment Expo is designed to highlight successful assessment practices on campus. “This expo will be a celebration of the successes of NIU Assessment Services,” said Carolinda Douglass, assistant vice provost for Academic Outcomes and Assessment....
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