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Adopting a New Assessment Approach: Using SALG to Evaluate General Education Learning Outcomes

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Title: Adopting a New Assessment Approach: Using SALG to Evaluate General Education Learning Outcomes
Authors: Vincent, Wendi V.
Keywords: student learning outcomes
assessment methods
use of results
program learning assessment
institutional learning assessment
Issue Date: 24 Mar 2017
Citation: Vincent, W. V. (2017, March). Adopting a new assessment approach: using SALG to evaluate general education learning outcomes. Poster session presented at the Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.
Abstract: The General Education Office identified a need to improve its indirect assessment efforts. Working with the co-creators of the Student Assessment of their Learning Gains (SALG) instrument, the office developed and implemented an assessment plan for General Education, beginning with the Hawai’i, Asian, and Pacific focus requirement. This poster details the process of leveraging student input using the SALG instrument to assess elements of the course that helped students meet the SLOs. In focusing on learning outcomes, SALG data is used to improve the quality of instruction. The General Education Office concentrated its efforts on the following: 1. Increasing familiarity with the product in order to educate others about the value of using SALG for assessment; 2. Recruiting faculty to pilot the use of SALG in HAP-designated courses; 3. Identifying how meaningful, usable assessment data can be extracted from SALG to address the programmatic and learning objectives of the General Education program. This poster provides information on the SALG instrument, outlines the process taken and challenges involved in implementing a new assessment plan, and identifies important next steps in the process.
Pages/Duration: 1 page
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
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