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.
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.
The K-State Teaching & Learning Center has recently named 2017 as the Year of Critical Thinking. In keeping with these efforts, the Office of Assessment will host the second critical thinking event of March, “Designing Rubrics to Teach Critical Thinking.” This workshop will be led by the Office of Assessment’s Director, Fred Burrack and will take place on March 15th and 16th (repeat session) from 3-4 p.m. in Room 209 at the Union.
Critical Thinking in the context of an assignment or within a discipline is an expectation in most courses and programs. This session will explore how to assess student demonstrations of traits associated with critical thinking and provide examples of rubrics that can be adapted for a variety of assessment tasks. Participants will consider how students demonstrate critical thinking within their courses and programs and connect them to rubric design choices that enable authentic assessment of critical thinking.
More information can be found at the Office of Assessment events page and Twitter. To become a part of the critical thinking work at K-State, please plan to attend this event and engage on social media with the hashtag #MarchTowardCriticalThinking.
The event is free and no registration is required.
On February 16, the Office of Assessment sponsored “Designing Multiple Choice Assessments for Critical Thinking” workshop in Bluemont Hall. This event was led by Warren White, Professor of Special Education and Director of Assessment in the College of Education.
This workshop was a part of the Year of Critical Thinking, an effort led by the Teaching and Learning Center. You can learn more about this endeavor here.
You can view the workshop below. We hope you enjoy and will continue to be a part of the Year of Critical Thinking.
The Office of Assessment is launching Interactive Assessment Dashboards this fall. The dashboards combine data from direct assessments, surveys, and other sources to create dynamic views of data.
One-hour workshops will guide program assessment coordinators through using the interactive dashboard to get information to improve undergraduate programs. Workshops are available on the following dates:
Oct 6 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
Oct 7 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
Oct 10 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
Oct 11 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building