Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What does program assessment look like?

Here are some photos of members of the math SAC working together, using a process offered by the PALs -- Program Assessment for Learning. The PALs are a sub-group of the Learning Assessment Council that can help SACs move from just tabulating assessment results to figuring out what those results mean about the quality of your program, and especially where the good job you are doing now can get even better..... This is what our accrediting agency wants of us -- not just jumping through ever more meaningless hoops, and the filing of ever more silly reports. Instead, SAC members have the power to create an assessment instrument that is designed to answer your own questions about how effectively you are advancing student learning.

Want to schedule a session of the PALs for your SAC? email Paul Wild at or Sally Earll at

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