The mission of the Office of Assessment & Evaluation is to design, promote, and facilitate a culture of continuous improvement through assessment and evaluation. Assessment and evaluation at VT are reflective practices incorporating systematic investigation that lead to evidence-based decision making. This mission is achieved in collaboration with partners across the university and the broader education community through practices that encourage innovation in student learning and the learning environment.
Each academic degree program, undergraduate and graduate, should measure one student learning outcome that either has not yet been measured or has been indicated through a previous action plan as needing to be re-measured. By June 30, 2015, summary findings (qualitative and/or quantitative) should be collected and entered into WEAVE as well as a reflection (indicated in the action plan) of what these data mean. Contact Steve Culver (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Spring 2015 Workshops
The Office of Assessment and Evaluation will again this semester be sponsoring a number of workshops for faculty and graduate students on topics related to assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement. We are offering a three-part, interactive series detailing how programs can design a manageable and effective assessment process. Though the workshops will be more effective if all three are taken, each is self-contained and may be attended without benefit of the others. The title and description for each of these sessions highlights the areas that will be covered during each presentation. Session enrollment is limited to 15.
In addition to the three-part series, we will also offer workshops on common methods used to collect evaluative information (surveys and focus groups) and report information. These workshops are designed for those with limited or no previous experience.
In addition to these university-wide offerings, professionals in the Office are available to come to departments or other groups for seminars, workshops, discussions, or hands-on assistance.
To register for any of these sessions, enroll through the NLI system (https://app.nli.tlos.vt.edu/registration/all_courses/) and filter on “led by Bodo,” “led by Culver,”or “led by Brunton”
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The Office of Assessment and Evaluation is located in Hillcrest Hall.
Office of Assessment and Evaluation (MC:0157) Hillcrest Hall, Room 122, Virginia Tech 385 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-6823
Fax: (540) 231-7978
Presenting Data Effectively
Led by Dr. Stephanie Evergreen
March 20, 2015
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2015 Spring Workshops
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Click here to find the results from the 2014 Freshman Survey. You can review a more detailed summary on our Surveys & Results page.