Documents

Key Swarthmore Documents

Department Review — guidelines

Program Reviews — guidelines

Swarthmore College 2009 Middle States Reaccreditation

(Academic Assessment Plan - 2006 document [pdf])

Academic Assessment Commitee 2011-12 Recommended Changes to Academic Assessment Plan [pdf]

Guidance from Provost Thomas Stephenson to department chairs to clarify the Course Evaluation policy.   Guidanceon Course Evaluations.pdf.

Swarthmore College 2014 Middle States Periodic Review Report

Current draft of Swarthmore College Institutional Level Goals for Student Learning

Handouts shared at Swarthmore meetings

Assessment Liaison Lunches, Fall 2013.

Assessment Liaison Lunches, Spring 2013.

  • Scoring Guides and Rubrics, February [pdf].
  • Expectations and Examples, March [pdf].
  • Our April 1 lunch "All about YOU!" was discussion based. We shared the listing of departmental projects (available internally only), heard from Eric Jensen, Physics & Astronomy, on the department's project "Evaluating the 'reasonableness' of problem solutions," and discussed the challenges that departments are facing.
  • Making Sense of the Evidence, April 29. This session used actual scored rubrics from one of our departments to explore ways of summarizing and using assessment information. Handouts are availble for internal use only, and were sent to Liaisons on 4/29.

Faculty Lunch on Assessment: Now What? (Patrricia Reilly and Robin Shores), November 9, 2012.

Meetings between Provost's Office (Tom Stephenson, Patricia Reilly, and Robin Shores) with Divisional Chairs, Fall 2011

Presentations

"Faculty Lunch on Assessment: Now What?" [pdf] Workshop offered by Patrricia Reilly, Associate Provost, and Robin Huntington Shores, Director of Institutional Research, November 9, 2012. (Handouts have been included with slide presentation.)

"Myths and Facts about Middle States and Assessment" [pdf] Faculty lunch presentation by Ellen Magenheim, Professor and Department Chair of Economics and Robin Huntington Shores, Director of Institutional Research, November 16, 2011. (Speaker notes have been incorporated into slide presentation.)

"Assessment for Administrative Departments" [pdf] Staff Development Week presentation by Robin Huntington Shores, Director of Institutional Research, January 2010. (Speaker notes have been incorporated into slide presentation.)

Rubrics Presentation at Tri-College retreat [pdf] for our Teagle Foundation Systematic Improvement Grant: Sustainable Department-Level Assessment of Student Learning at Haverford College, by Robin Huntington Shores, Director of Institutional Research, January 26, 2010.

External Documents

Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness: Understanding Middle States Expectations [pdf]