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University Studies Annual Assessment 2014-2015
University Studies Annual Assessment Reports
  • Rowanna L. Carpenter, Portland State University
  • J.R. "Jones" Estes, Portland State University
  • Celine Fitzmaurice, Portland State University
  • Seanna M. Kerrigan, Portland State University
  • Annie Knepler, Portland State University
  • Dana Lundell, Portland State University
  • Neera Malhotra, Portland State University
  • Vicki Reitenauer, Portland State University
  • Erika Schnatz, Portland State University
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  • Program evaluation in education,
  • Curriculum-based assessment

During the 14-15 academic year, University Studies (UNST) adopted a “Goal of the Year,” communication. We introduced a new writing rubric, piloted the rubric and used it to review Freshman Inquiry (FRINQ) ePortfolios and Sophomore Inquiry (SINQ) writing samples. We investigated the usefulness of the rubric, the types of writing being asked of our students and how well our students’ writing reflects our expectations for their learning. At the Capstone level, we expanded our course ePortfolio assessment approach to include intentional faculty conversations about how they address the goal of communication in their courses. We continue to be interested in understanding how Capstone faculty help students meet our learning goals.

Citation Information
Rowanna L. Carpenter, J.R. "Jones" Estes, Celine Fitzmaurice, Seanna M. Kerrigan, et al.. "University Studies Annual Assessment 2014-2015" (2015)
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