10 February 2009

Auburn U: Best Short Course on Assessment

Best short course on assessment resides at the web site of Auburn University's Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. It is very short. Besides being concise and to the point, the displays are well suited to screen reading. With just seven topics, Auburn's OIRA nevertheless communicates all that some stakeholders will want to learn, probably at a teachable moment before the next plan or report is due.

Sample language is provided in the short course. The institution's local standards are reflected (especially concerning mission statement and scope of outcome statements) and the message is clearly "this is how to do it here." Admirers on other campuses may not have reason to link to the short course as much as be inspired by it to create their own helpful short courses.

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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