1. Three Steps to Ensure Smooth Assessment Depositing
STEP 1: Speak to your students about this process. It's important for faculty to make students aware of this to understand the process and the logistics behind. To this end, feel free to:
this handout with your students that explains the Core Competencies and Communication Abilities.
this quick guide guide to check that the Competencies and Abilities have been properly been set up for your course.
STEP 2: Share resources with them. Once you've informed your students about the assessment process and have checked that this information has been set up for your course, share the following resources with students:
STEP 3: Review the artifacts submitted. your students have deposited their assignments, follow this quick guide to confirm that your students have deposited the correct assignments. 2. Rationale - Signature Assessment at LaGuardia: The Philosophy of a Learning College
Outcomes Assessment is the primary process by which faculty employ data from authentic student work to visualize, study, and refine student learning at the College. It is also mandated by CUNY for the purposes of accreditation. LaGuardia's assessment processes have emerged organically from sustained work by faculty and staff over the past two decades. Our assessment framework employs evidence to make claims about student learning at LaGuardia that consider
To complete the program successfully, students must commit to:
The entire purpose of college education, from first to last semester;
The teaching that takes place inside and outside the classroom;
The learning that happens within and across programs, majors, or disciplines.
Our assessment processes are meant to answer questions such as:
What do we want our students to learn?
What are our common priorities as a College?
How do we know we are succeeding in teaching those priorities?
How do we know our students are learning, and how do we prove it?
These questions activate the College's sustained inquiry into the following key areas:
Our disciplinary majors and academic programs;
Our General Education Core Competencies and Communication Abilities;
Our student services and College administration;
Our co-curricular events and programs.
When students deposit their work into our Digication ePortfolio platform, they provide us with the evidence we need to make claims about what learning takes place in our academic programs. But more important, we give ourselves the opportunity to improve student learning. Students can be important agents in the improvement of the College.
Source: Learning Matters Assessment Guide, pp 4-5 3. Depositing Resources: Helping Your Students Complete the Assessment Process
For additional information about assessment, faculty and staff can visit the Assessment website at:
For questions about overall purpose of the assessment process or the designation of a course to a particular Core Competency or Communication Ability, please contact the Faculty Co-Directors of the Assessment Leadership Team:
For questions about scheduling an assessment workshop, resources for faculty or students, and for scheduling a one-on-one training demonstration for faculty, please contact the following ePortfolio staff: