Assessment - College Assessment Review Committee (CARC)

Assessment is a wide variety of methods to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, and skill acquisition of students.

Date: Friday, March 25, 2016

Time: 9:00 A.M

Location: Calvin Hall 100

Agenda: CARC Agenda 03.04.16

Minutes: Assessment Minutes 01.29.16 - CARC Program Assessment Matrix

Cancel until further notice due to Good Friday

Date: March 25, 2016

Time: Program Reporting: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and UNM CORE Course Reporting: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Calvin Hall CH152

Information: Two Sessions: Training session to provide guidance and support for Program Assessment Coordinators and Course Level – General Education Assessment faculty with Assessment Reporting. This is a hands-On training to help with collection of data and using the UNM Gallup Assessment templates. Please feel free to email the CARC for any questions at GAassess@unm.edu. Thank you.

UNMA Program Assessment Deadline: Institutional deadline for submitting the initial draft of the program assessment report is October 1st and the final draft of the program assessment report is due in December 23rd.

UNMG Program Assessment Deadline: Program Assessments will be DUE September 11, 2015. The UNMG internal deadlines will be adjusted to ensure reviewing, providing feedback and collecting of final drafts on the program reports occur before submitting in accordance with the two UNMA institutional deadlines.

UNMA and UNMG General Education/Core Program: The institutional deadline is February 1st. Keep in mind that the assessment cycle for the Core has shifted from the calendar year to the academic year. The NM HED deadline for institutional Core assessment reports are due in October.

UNMG NMHED REPORT: GEAS representative for Gallup needs to begin collecting or have access to all of the 2014-2015 Core course level assessment reports by February 1st in order to start summarizing them and including them as appendices for the institutional Core comprehensive assessment report. UNMG Branch will determine which Core courses and Core areas to collect course level assessment reports. As we proceed in standardizing the SLOs for the Core, the GEAS will work this fall and spring on developing an intuitional assessment plan for the Core that spans all campuses. This plan will outline which Core courses and/or Core areas will be reported on each year across all five campuses over the next 3 years starting, summer 2016.

What: UNM Institutional Assessment Day (IAD). Refer to Brochure for more information.

Date: October 20-21, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 am

Location: TBD


Program Assessment

Program-level assessment gives members of academic departments or programs the opportunity to ask: What and How is our program contributing to the learning and development of our students as a group? It's a systematic process for looking at student work or other evidence of student achievement across courses or and entire program.

The UNMG faculty responsible and teach in their degree and certificate programs area of expertise. Contact your Division Chair if you have questions.

This Academic Program Assessment Plan template is a guideline for creating assessment plans to assess academic program-level student learning outcomes. An assessment plan can span one, two, or three assessment cycles. Alternative formats (e.g., those used by specialized accreditors) may be acceptable; please check first with the Office of Assessment.* Assessment plans should include clear differentiations between degrees (i.e., concentration, certificate). UNM Generic Academic Programs Assessment Plan Template

Assessment plans should be reviewed and approved at the by the UNMG College Assessment Review Committee (CARC) by September 11, 2015.

Existing academic program assessment plans (including changes to SLO's) are required to submit and update the Academic Program Plan Template attached above for approval by UNMG CARC committee by sending email to GAassess@unm.edu.

The UNMG CARC committee is delighted to assist program coordinators in creating their Academic Program Assessment plans and can be great resource for other assessment needs and questions. Please send email to GAassess@unm.edu to address your assessment matters.

UNMG CARC will have monthly meetings and will send an official email message stating the recommendations and approval information no later than the required academic date listed on the plan due date.

You will see the academic program assessment plans attached below.

At the end of the academic year, you are required to complete and submit the UNM Generic Annual Program Assessment Report using the link template. Let CARC know if you would require us to add your plan to tk20 or if you will complete that task yourself. UNM Generic Annual Program Assessment Report Template

UNMG CARC will review and notify the program coordinator and division chair with any recommendations or approval by email. The program coordinator will need to add/update tk20 with your results or request CARC to complete the task by emailing GAassess@unm.edu.

Course Level
Assessment - General
Education Assessment (NMHED)

UNM Course-Level Assessment Plan/Report is at the UNM Course-Level. Since there are assessments of the UNM Core happening at the institutional level, it is important to distinguish between the assessment planning and reporting that is happening at the course and institutional levels.

All UNMG faculty teaching a general education course.

You complete two files. The First is planning out which course you will assess. Next is reporting the course results. You will begin with downloading and saving the "UNM General Education Core Curriculum Course-Level Assessment Plan Template" . You will complete the template for each Core course the college offers in the UNM General Education Common Core Curriculum. The template helps guide and determine how you will tie and report your assessment and SLOs to the UNM CORE competencies. Next, you will save and download "General Education/Core Course-Level Assessment Report Template" which helps you report your assessment results.

The "UNM General Education Core Curriculum Course-Level Assessment Plan Template" is due Fall 2015, ASAP. IMPORTANT NOTE: The UNM Course-Level Assessment Plans should be reviewed and approved by the UNMG College Assessment Review Committee (CARC) by January 22, 2016. Once you submit your plan, you can start gathering your data for the course-level assessment report.

The UNMG CARC committee is delighted to assist Faculty in creating/completing their UNM Course-Level plans/reports and can be great resource for other assessment needs and questions. Please send email to GAassess@unm.edu to address your assessment matters.

UNMG CARC will have monthly meetings and will send an official email message stating the recommendations and approval information no later than the required academic date listed on the plan due date.

You will see the plans and report attached below.

"UNM Core Curriculum Common SLOs by Area" (tentative)
Note: Common SLOs for each Core course will be finalized and approved for implementation by the Summer of 2016.

UNM Core Curriculum Reports, Documents, & Templates

TK-20 (TK-20 is the new campus-wide assessment software)

UNM TK20 Login link is at url https://unm.tk20.com .
Tk20 HelpDesk url link at http://helpdesk.tk20.com/ includes Quick Guides, Under Guides and FAQ.
UNM Internal step-by-step documentation: FYI - documents linked below and attached as well.