April 23, 10:45 am  – 11:45 am  
Track 1: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Track 5: Accreditation and Student Success
Michael Leitch
Associate Director of Liberal Arts
Academy of Art University
Competency Levels Versus Learning Gains: Defining Student Success and Institutional Effectiveness

Unlike NSSE, the SERU survey enables researchers to examine both the self-reported competence of seniors and the learning gains they experienced. We demonstrate the interpretational issues this complexity creates when assessing institutional effectiveness by examining patterns of change in student perceptions from 2012 to 2014 observed among WSCUC-accredited SERU institutions.

Michael Wrona
Institutional Research Analyst
University of California - Merced
Cinnamon Danube
Institutional Research Analyst
University of California - Merced
A Method for Setting Standards of Performance

Institutions must establish standards of performance for program/institutional learning outcomes. In this demonstration, attendees will learn a useful, valid method that we used to set standards for information literacy, written communication, and ethical reasoning. Attendees will leave understanding the purpose of setting standards and how we are using standards for improvement.

Monica Stitt-Bergh
Assessment Specialist
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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