Foreword and Overview The following report is a summary of the status of the projects and activities generated from Western Washington University's Office of lnstitutional Assessment and Testing (OIAT) during the last quarter of the 1991-1993 biennium. A summary of significant activities and outcomes that have occurred since 1989 precedes the plan. The report also contains a list of assessment activities projected to occur during the 1993-1995 biennium; a few of the projects have already been initiated. The projected activities for the 1993-1995 biennium represent a partial list. Other projects will be added during the two-year period that will be stimulated by outcomes generated from on-going studies, recommendations from existing academic and student services committees, and directions and policies emanating from the Provost's and President's I offices at WWU, the Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the legislature. Projects and activities are presented in two sections. Section A contains a list of OIAT's projects organized according to the HECB's general assessment categories; a summary paragraph follows each activity describing the nature of the research or project. Section B contains a lengthy series of one page detailed descriptions of the activities that includes, among several pieces of information, the projected budget amounts scheduled to be dedicated to each activity. A summary of the projected budget expenditures for the 1993-1994 fiscal year appears at the end of this report. I Summary of Assessment Activities at Western Washington University- 1989 to 1993 Since 1989, the point when institutional assessment became an organizational unit at Western, the OIAT has produced over 25 technical reports, several data-based memoranda, and instituted an "InfoFact" series of brief summaries of assessment findings. Over the course of the past four-and-a-half years Western's activities assessment activities have been driven by the following: 1) What do we look like as an institution and how can we improve the quality of the academic and sociocultural climate? 2) What factors contribute to general and specific changes in Western students development, attitudes, knowledge, and skills? 3) How can we enrich classroom and instructional experiences to advance and promote effective learning? 4) How successful is each component of the curricular and program activities and what changes are produced from the implementation of recommended changes? and 5) What are we like as an institution and what is the effect of administrative decisions on policy, the overall climate, faculty, students, parents, alumni, boards, and agencies?
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Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Educational tests and measurements--Evaluation
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Western Washington University. Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing; Western Washington University--Evaluation
Trimble, Joseph E., "Institutional Assessment at Western Washington University for the 1993-1995 Biennium: November, 1993" (1993). Office of Survey Research. 596.