Awards Recognize Success of Assessment, Engagement Strategies

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Academic Affairs and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA) bestowed awards on several University faculty and staff members, offices and programs during the One University Assessment Celebration on April 29.

The awards recognize and celebrate the efforts of faculty and staff who delivered learning experiences and services through innovative modalities and reflected on learning and operations during the 2020-21 academic year. Awards were given in four categories:

Tiffany Koszalka, professor of instructional design, development and evaluation (IDD&E) in the School of Education, accepts an Outstanding Assessment Award on behalf of the IDD&E department. Also pictured is Chris Johnson, associate provost for academic affairs and professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

  • Assessment Champion—recognizing campus community members who advocate for meaningful assessment to enrich the student experience and who have made outstanding contributions to the University’s culture of improvement.
  • Outstanding Assessment—recognizing a distinguished academic program within each school/college, co-curricular program/unit and functional unit for overall robust assessment.
  • Best Engagement Strategies—recognizing programs/units for engaging faculty, staff and students associated with the program/unit to participate and contribute to the assessment process.
  • Best Use of Results—recognizing an academic program, co-curricular program/unit and functional unit for how results from the assessment process are used in making decisions.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Assessment Champion—Kimberly Salanger, functional business analyst and accreditation coordinator in the School of Education, and Qingyi Yu, assistant director of health analytics, Barnes Center at The Arch
  • Assessment Champion/Shared Competencies—Anne Mosher, Provost Faculty Fellow and associate professor of geography and the environment at the Maxwell School
  • Outstanding Assessment | School of Education—Department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation
  • Outstanding Assessment | School of Architecture—Dean’s Office
  • Outstanding Assessment | College of Arts and Sciences—art history bachelor of arts degree program
  • Outstanding Assessment | College of Engineering and Computer Science— mechanical engineering bachelor of science degree program
  • Outstanding Assessment | Falk College—public health bachelor of science degree program
  • Outstanding Assessment | iSchool—information systems master of science degree program
  • Outstanding Assessment | College of Law—Academic and Bar Support
  • Outstanding Assessment | Whitman School of Management—management bachelor of science degree program
  • Outstanding Assessment | Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs— geography master of arts degree program
  • Outstanding Assessment | Newhouse School—Newhouse Assessment Committee
  • Outstanding Assessment | College of Visual and Performing Arts—acting bachelor of fine arts degree program
  • Outstanding Assessment | College of Professional Studies—Online Degrees and Certificates
  • Outstanding Assessment | Co-Curricular—Community Standards
  • Outstanding Assessment | Functional—Student Outreach and Retention
  • Best Faculty Engagement Strategies—linguistic studies program
  • Best Staff Engagement Strategies—Center for Learning and Student Success
  • Best Student Engagement Strategies—Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar Assessment
  • Best Use of Results | Academic Programs—environmental and interior design bachelor of fine arts degree program
  • Best Use of Results | Co-Curricular—Student Living
  • Best Use of Results | Functional—College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office

Visit the IEA website to see event photos and presentation materials describing recipients’ efforts to examine and enhance learning and operational success.

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