LEC ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT Processes

Lake Erie College Assessment Liaison Committee

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT

Instructional assessment is conducted by the faculty and is guided by individual school planning, regional and discipline-specific accreditation standards, and Academic Affairs priorities (which are aligned with institutional priorities, as well as divisional priorities identified by Deans Council, Faculty Senate, and the varied Faculty Senate committees). The Coordinator for Academic Initiatives directs the over-arching assessment activities, provides tracking and reporting mechanisms, and identifies / offers assessment training and professional development opportunities based on recommendations from the deans, the Assessment Liaison Committee, and the Office of Academic Affairs. The dean of each school provides oversight of program level assessment activities in coordination with the Office of Academic Affairs. The Assessment Liaison Committee consists of at least one liaison from each of the schools and is charged with the following: dissemination of assessment planning updates (institutional or school), identification of assessment training needs, and working with the deans to coordinate the collection of annual program level assessment reports.

MEMBERSHIP

Terri Orlando – Academic Affairs
Marie Francosky – School of Business
Steve Reynolds – School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Jaclyn Salkauski – School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Sean Kramer – Physician Assistant Program
Linda Siegel – School of Education and Professional Studies
Mary Pardee – School of Equine Studies
 
Program Level Assessment Plan word-logo.gif (15×15)
Curriculum Map pdf-logo.gif (15×15)
 
Empowerment Curriculum Assessment: Pathways to Success Colloquium Series (Sample Template) word-logo.gif (15×15)

DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC ASSESSMENT

IACBE Outcomes Assessment (School of Business)
CAEP Standards (School of Education)
ARC-PA Standards of Accreditation (Physician Assistant)

Taskstream

Lake Erie College utilizes Taskstream’s Learning Achievement Tools (LAT) to facilitate the demonstration and assessment of learning achievement for improving teaching and learning. With Taskstream we have a centralized process with a system tailor-made for our assessment needs to include electronic portfolios, outcomes assessment and data collection, standards-based lesson and unit planning, communication tools, shared resources, surveys, and field placement and clinical practice management.

Taskstream resources

Program Review

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Co-Curricular Assessment

ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

State Standards for TAG (Transfer Assurance Guide) - Ohio Dept. of Higher Education
Lumina Degree Profile (Degree Level Standards) pdf-logo.gif (15×15)
Benchmarking Peer Institutions based on IPED's reported Institutional and Enrollment profile:
Others may exist for specific populations (EQ, International Study, etc.) Please consult with Academic Affairs for further information.
 
The below resources are available in the Lincoln Library in the Reserve Section. These materials will supplement training as provided by Taskstream, internal professional development opportunities, and other resources available to the Lake Erie College community.
 
Banta, Trudy W. and Catherine A. Palomba. Assessment Essentials:  Planning, Implementing, and Improving Assessment in Higher Education. Jossey-Bass, 2014.
Bresciani, Marilee J. Ludvik. Outcomes-Based Academic and Co-Curricular Program Review. Stylus Publishing, 2006. 
Light, T. P., Chen H.L, & Ittelson J.C. Documenting Learning with ePortfolios:  A Guide for College Instructors. Jossey-Bass, 2011.
Middaugh, Michael F. Planning and Assessment in Higher Education:  Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness. Jossey-Bass, 2009.
Walvoord, Barbara E. Assessment Clear and Simple:  A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments and General Education. Jossey-Bass, 2010.
 
Please consult with the Office of Academic Affairs regarding professional development needs or other assessment resources, by contacting Terri Orlando at torlando@lec.edu.