Intended Audience
This module is intended for faculty, staff, administrators, or other institutional stakeholders who:

1) consider themselves new to the assessment conversation;
2) are already involved in assessment efforts; and/or
3) are charged with training or educating their peers and colleagues about assessment.

 Objectives
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the planning process when designing a new assessment effort or initiative
  • List factors one should consider before deciding which data to gather
  • Identify the intended audience for the assessment results
  • Compare various methods or approaches for gathering data
  • Choose appropriate methods or approaches for gathering data
  • Differentiate between inputs and outputs
  • Recognize best practices for data gathering
  • Recommend changes, if needed, to improve data gathering practices at their institution
  • Create a data gathering plan for a new assessment effort or initiative