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blog posts - February 2018

Blog posts February 2018

Intentionality: Entering the Assessment Cycle

Intentional (adjective): done with intention or on purpose; intended; deliberate; planned.

A term we frequently start with when hosting assessment trainings or workshops. While we teach about assessment as being most effective when its integrated into the day to day work of our roles, what we oft…

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Cultivating Curiosity to Build Assessment Culture

 

Simon Sinek is known for his philosophy of starting with why. When writing this post, we thought through our why. Why do we do assessment work? What makes us tick in this field? How do we help others engage with assessment practice in meaningful ways, even in the face of limited resources …

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Making a New Hat out of a Few Old Ones

I still have many notebooks stored in my office with weekly “Work To-Dos” with subheaders of “Events,” “Advising,” “Assessment,” and “Diversity & Dialogue.” In my role within an Office of Student Activities, I coordinated and led the department’s assessment processes, and additionally created and fa…

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Equity and Assessment

Student learning is messy. Developing a culture of evidence and effectiveness can be messy. Assessment is messy. Our cycles and double-looped spirals make is seem so tidy, but assessment is not research. We are not bound by the Scientific Method many of us learned growing up. For many, what we hope …

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