First Annual Assessment Day

1st Annual Assessment Day

Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning

August 10, 2010          University Banquet Room


8:30-8:45     Welcome-President Leland  

8:45-10:45   Moving from Anecdote to Evidence- Caroline Noyes, Assistant Director of Assessment, Georgia Institute of Technology  

Dr. Noyes will provide an interactive presentation and workshop with hands-on experience in: developing focused outcomes related to program goals, creating effective measures and standards, interpreting and using results to create modificationsand documenting improvements through reassessment.


10:45-11:00  Break

11:00-12:15   Improving Student Learning through Assessment at GCSU

  A Methodology for Assessing Majors at GCSU: The Economics Major

  Ken Farr, Professor of Economics and Chair of the Dept. of Economics and Finance, College of Business

  Assessment in the College of Education: Seamless, Strong, and Successful

  Cara Meade, Assistant Professor of Special Education and Coordinator of Assessment and Accreditation, College of Education

  Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning: Where Assessment and Teaching Collide

  Kirk Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Program Director of Athletic Training Education,       College of Health Sciences

                       Transition Strategy for New Assessment Process

   Ken McGill, Professor of Chemistry and Physics and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Physics    and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

12:15-12:30  Presenters Panel responds to Q&A

12:30-12:32  Closing Comments- Dr. Sandra Jordan, Provost

12:32-1:15     Lunch

1:30-4:30       College/ Department/ Program Area meetings to discuss results of their 2009/2010 assessment


About our guest speaker-

         Dr. Caroline R. Noyes, Assistant Director of the Office of Assessment at Georgia Tech.  She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from UGA, and served as divisional chair in the psychology department of Oglethorpe University where she was an award winning teacher and also Director of Assessment.  In her role at Georgia Tech, she consults with a variety of academic and administrative offices and assists them by developing surveys and conducting focus groups as they seek to understand and improve their programmatic efforts.  She also serves an evaluator on a number of NSF-funded projects.