The Everyday Value Model for Student Learning Assessment

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This session will detail how Dakota State University launched a pilot to collect student learning assessment data and not break the bank. This locally-developed system (leveraging Word, Excel, SQL Server, and VisualStudio) allows faculty members to submit data at their convenience; aligning data collection with routine grading done by faculty members. The institution started with General Education outcomes in mind, and it is slowly growing into majors and cross-discipline collaborations as well. Attendees should expect a brief overview of how the institution approached this transition, but the majority of the session will be focused on how attendees could launch something similar at their respective campus. Dakota State University is interested in making sure that scoring of student learning artifacts occurs in a way that is unobtrusive to faculty members, and, can assist in program review processes. Coupling these together should create meaningful dialogue about what matters when assessing student learning.