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Additional Power BI Training Available

The Office of Assessment and Office of Planning & Analysis are hosting workshops for faculty and staff on how to use Power BI to create and use dashboards and reports.  Three different training sessions will be offered:

Hands-On Power BI Creator Training

  • This workshop will be a step-by-step, hands-on walkthrough demonstrating how to connect to data sources, transform and model datasets, and create interactive data reports.  It is suitable for someone who wants in-person guidance on how to use Power BI.

Zoom Power BI Creator Training (recording will be made available)

  • This will be a live demonstration on how to use Power BI.  The session will cover the same topics as the hands-on training but will not provide assistance to attendees as they walk through the creation process.  It is suitable for those who are familiar with data manipulation tools and want to try the creation process on their own.

Zoom Power BI User Training (recording will be made available)

  • This workshop will demonstrate how to use Power BI dashboards to view, analyze, and export data. It is suitable for someone who has access to Power BI dashboards and wants to know how to use them to their fullest.

Sessions

  • Hands-On Creator Training Apr 16, 8:30-Noon, 3042 Business (Full)
  • Hands-On Creator Training May 3, 1-4:30, 3042 Business (Full)
  • Zoom Creator Training April 23, 9:30-10:30 (sign up to receive the link and the recording)
  • Zoom User Training April 23, 2:30-3:30 (sign up to receive the link and the recording)

The workshops are free and open to faculty and staff.  Registration is required using the link below. If sessions are full, you can sign up for a waitlist to be the first to register for the next available session.

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Direct any questions to assessment@ksu.edu

Power BI Training Available

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The Office of Assessment and Office of Planning & Analysis are hosting a workshop for faculty and staff on how to use Power BI to create dashboards and reports.  This workshop will be a step-by-step, hands-on walkthrough demonstrating how to connect to data sources, transform and model datasets, and create interactive data reports.  The session is meant for report creators–it will not cover how to use reports that others have created to view and analyze data.

To fully participate, attendees need to bring a laptop with the free Microsoft Power BI Desktop client (Windows only) installed.

The workshop will be held on:

  • Apr 16, 8:30-Noon, 3042 Business

The workshop is free and open to faculty and staff.  Space is limited and registration is required using the link below.

Please only register if you plan to attend the entire workshop.  Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop, no Zoom option will be offered.

 

Registration is full

Additional Sessions will be offered

 

Direct any questions to assessment@ksu.edu

Using Qualtrics for Assessment

Qualtrics, a survey tool available to all K-State faculty and staff, has many uses for assessment.  The video below details several ways Qualtrics can facilitate direct and indirect assessment across a variety of situations, including:

  • Gathering data from internships
  • Transitioning evaluation processes from paper forms to electronic means
  • Facilitating project and dissertation defense processes

For additional information or assistance in setting up Qualtrics to meet your assessment needs, contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@ksu.edu.

Additional videos can be found on our YouTube channel.

Learn More On Our Youtube Channel!

The Office of Assessment posts videos on our Youtube channel, which is a great resource for faculty and staff engaged in assessment.

In the videos below, hear Director of Assessment, Fred Burrack, and Assistant Director of Data Analytics, Chris Urban, discuss ways to use canvas for assessment in your program and courses.

In the next video, learn about the different components of the technology in canvas that can be used for assessment.

In the final video, find out more about the automation reporting by Power BI and Canvas, which can be a useful time-saving tool and help make assessment easier and more efficient.

 

Attend a Fall 2018 Assessment Workshop

New to assessment, or want to learn advanced techniques to collect more meaningful assessment data?  The Office of Assessment is hosting several upcoming workshops covering concepts and tools that can be used to effectively and efficiently improve student learning.

The workshops are free and open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students.  No registration is required.

Introduction to Student Learning Assessment

For those new to assessment or wanting brush up on their basic concepts and skills.  This workshop will cover the basics of assessment, from writing learning outcomes, to collecting data, to using assessment for improvement.

      • Oct 11, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 12, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies
Using Canvas for Assessment

For faculty, staff, or program coordinators wanting to streamline the data collection process, this workshop will cover the assessment features of Canvas.  Using these features can make assessment data collection efficient and easy for faculty and programs.  Data collected from canvas can also be displayed in a dashboard.

      • Oct 4, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 5, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies
Using Qualtrics for Assessment

For programs, faculty, and staff needing to collect assessment data outside of the classroom, the Qualtrics survey system provides a diverse set of tools for programs to collect assessment data from on and off-campus raters.  This workshop will cover tips and tricks to make Qualtrics useful for assessment.

      • Oct 18, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 19, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies

2017-18 Senior Survey Results Available

Graduating seniors continue to rate Kansas State University highly in many areas. Of the 1,623 respondents (41.6% response rate) to the 2017-18 Senior Survey, over 92% rated their undergraduate experience positively and indicated they would recommend K-State to others.

View detailed reports and additional information on the Senior Survey.

Offered at the end of each semester by the Office of Assessment, the Senior Survey is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to reflect upon their K-State experiences. Results are used to improve the college experience for current and future students by identifying both strengths and areas that need further development. The survey includes questions related to satisfaction with academic programs, intellectual and personal growth, student services, and preparation for a career or graduate school.

Seniors also reported progress in many other academic areas. At least 93% of respondents reported substantial progress in the ability to think critically, the ability to interact positively with people different from themselves, and the ability to participate as team members. High levels of satisfaction were also reported for various offices and services across campus.

Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science recognized for assessment efforts

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The Office of Assessment has selected the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and Computer science graduate programs as this year’s recipients of the Excellence in Assessment citation.

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is recognized for its efforts and achievements in the following areas:

  • Utilization of assessable criteria to measure student demonstrations of outcomes.
  • Innovative implementation of Canvas for data collection.
  • Clearly defined levels of achievement that expose specific learning needs.
  • Use of automated dashboards to analyze assessment results.

Leading the assessment efforts in this program is Kevin Wanklyn.

The Computer Science graduate program is recognized for its efforts and achievements in the following areas:

  • Effective use of assessment for curricular decisions
  • Thorough analysis and discussion of assessment data
  • Planning to incorporate student feedback and other data into the assessment process
  • Making the assessment process useful

To learn more about assessment methods, visit the Office of Assessment’s website or Twitter page.