February 15, Attachment 2
1. Individual Course Analysis. Data from the pilot test of the opinio survey were discussed. A summary of the most relevant data is attached. It was noted that faculty return rate was very low, therefore more reminders will need to be sent to them when the survey is administered. There was some discussion of the sampling procedures, that is whether to try to send the survey to every student enrolled in a GS class or to a sample. Some of the decisions depends on how we can get the student rosters from the Registrar.
2. Standardized General Studies Test. Wozniak distributed information concerning the College base test developed and administered at the University of Missouri. A small sample (n = 10, a psychology class) will be run followed up by a having those students participate in a focus group that assesses the test. It was also suggested that we consult with the departments most directly affected by the assessment before doing a full-scale data collection.
3. Department Contributions. The direct assessments of GS courses are being developed by individual departments. Butler and Wozniak have contacted all of the GS departments and most have submitted a funding request to support the development of their assessment plans. These will be done by May 1. The committee then can review them.
4-5. Writing and Speech Samples. These two items may be incorporated into the departmental assessment plans for ENG 101, 102 and SPEECH 100. We may have to revise the assessment plan to reflect that change.
6. Registrar's Exit Questionnaire. The most relevant questions from the Registrar's questionnaire were distributed and the subcommittee will consider adding other relevant questions.
7. Sampling of standardized test scores from the Educational Testing Service. Still in progress.
8. Diversity Attitude Surveys. The Faculty Senate ad hoc WI/CD committee is developing the first assessments of these courses.
9. Focus Groups. Butler said that conducting the focus groups is still a worthwhile goal. The data from these discussions can supplement the Roundtable discussions.
10. Other Data Collection Opportunities. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) will be discussed by the planning subcommittee.