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Services and Support

The Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment provides the following services to the RIT community: 

Academic Programs

  • Specialized consulting related to assessing program level goals and student learning outcomes (chairs, directors, departments, or college level committees)
  • Assistance with the design of manageable degree program level outcomes assessment plans (new or revised)
  • Assistance with the design of rubrics and other instruments to measure student learning
  • Analysis of course or program assessment data
  • Review of annual Program Assessment Progress Report process, instrument, and rubric
  • Customized workshops to support assessment for programs, departments, or colleges
  • Taskstream “refresher" training for current academic programs
  • Taskstream training for new academic programs
  • Training on new and advanced AMS software features

Samples of RIT workshops for academic programs: (Please contact us at 585-475-2310 to request one of these workshops or to design training especially to meet your needs.)

Developing Rubrics to Assess Student Learning

This two-hour workshop provides opportunities for faculty to design or refine scoring rubrics to assess student learning.

The Challenge of Assessing Student Learning

This introductory assessment workshop is the first in a series designed to support faculty in assessing student learning outcomes in their courses.  Focus is on rubric development, course goal setting, and curriculum mapping.  The workshop
will also highlight faculty and student benefits of using rubrics in any course format (campus, blended, online, independent study).  Topics of discussion will include development, use of, problems with, and on-going refinement of rubrics
to assess student learning in multiple types of learning environments.  Participants will receive resources for future use.

Developing Course Level Learning Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

This 90 minute session takes you through a structured process to create course learning goals as the basis for course (re)design. The workshop includes peer sharing and collaboration as you develop or refine learning goals and student learning
outcomes for one of your own courses.

Developing Course Assessments

Interested in developing or redesigning course level assessments for your course? During this 90 minute session, you will review a variety of course assessment options and best practices in matching assessments to course level learning goals
and student learning outcomes. One of the goals of the session is for participants to develop an assessment to measure a course goal and student learning outcome. Bring one course outline form with you which includes course goals and student
learning outcomes, and one assignment from the course.

Administrative Departments/Units

  • Specialized consulting related to assessing administrative department/unit goals and outcomes
  • Assistance with the design  of manageable Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Maps (new or revised)
  • Assistance with the design  of instruments to measure administrative department/unit goals and objectives
  • Analysis of department/unit assessment data
  • Review of annual Institutional Effectiveness Progress Report data
  • Taskstream “refresher" training for administrative departments/units
  • Customized Taskstream training to meet administrative department/unit assessment needs
  • New administrative department/unit training on RIT’s Assessment Management System (AMS) software
  • Training on new and advanced AMS software features
  • Workshops related to specialized assessment topics for advancing institutional effectiveness for divisions or administrative departments/units

Sample of RIT workshop for administrative department/units: (Please contact us at 585-475-2310 to request one of these workshops or to design training especially to meet your needs.)

Developing an Institutional Effectiveness Map

This 90 minute session offers an overview of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) at RIT and reviews key elements of the IE Map.

General Education

  • Assignment design, rubric application, and data analysis consultations for faculty teaching General Education courses
  • General Education course proposal assistance