Teaching, Learning & Assessment

AAC&U 2018 CSUMB Faculty Engagement

AAC&U Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24 - 27, 2018

Session title: Using Integrated VALUE Rubrics to Engage All Faculty in Reflective Assessment that Improves Teaching and Learning

Session handout

CSUMB intellectual skills assignment guides, rubrics, and rubric guides

Track: Preparing Faculty and Future Faculty for Teaching Excellence

Category of work: Assessment & VALUE

Abstract: As regional accreditation agencies place more emphasis on faculty-led, direct assessment of student achievement and demonstrated use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning, engaging faculty in assessment is becoming essential. However, it is a common trope in higher education that faculty do not want to participate in program- or institution-level assessment. California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has created and implemented a model of institutional assessment as reflective faculty engagement that contradicts that trope. Participants in this session will be able to, 1) explain how institutional assessment can be used as reflective faculty development for tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty, 2) explain how results of institutional assessment using modified AAC&U VALUE Rubrics and documentation of faculty experience has led to further faculty development and engagement at CSUMB, and 3) create strategies for engaging faculty at their campuses in institutional assessment to improve course-level teaching practices and student achievement.

Facilitators (all from California State University, Monterey Bay)

  • Nelson Graff (ngraff@csumb.edu), Associate Professor and Director, Communication Across the Disciplines
  • Fran Horvath (fhorvath@csumb.edu), Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dan Shapiro (dshapiro@csumb.edu), Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
  • Swarup Wood (swood@csumb.edu), Professor, School of Natural Sciences, First year Seminar Coordinator, and Critical Thinking Coordinator

Questions, comments, or feedback? Please contact tla@csumb.edu or the TLA Director, Dan Shapiro, at dshapiro@csumb.edu