Minnesota Collaborative Questions

AAC&U VALUE Project: Minnesota Collaborative Questions

What is the purpose of the study?

Where can I find the AAC&U VALUE rubrics?

How will SMSU participate in the project?

What are the assignment parameters?

How do faculty pick students for the study?

Answers:

What is the purpose of the study?

  • The primary purpose of this study is to test VALUE rubrics.
  • AAC&U describes this work as "proof of concept at scale."
  • In addition, this study will test the methodology of doing a large-scale assessment projects based on the collection of student artifacts.

Where can I find the AAC&U VALUE rubrics?

  • The Committee for Institutional Assessment (CIA) website provides a link to the VALUE rubrics.
  • The link to the VALUE rubrics can be found by clicking on the Additional Resources, Training & Events, and Links tab.

How will SMSU participate in the project?

  • During Year 2 (2015-16) and Year 3 (2016-17), we will collect and submit student work in six outcomes:
    • Year 2: Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Civic Engagement
    • Year 3: Quantitative Literacy, Ethical Reasoning, and Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
  • For each outcome, we will submit a total of 100 artifacts at three student credit levels: 25% total credits completed, 50% total credits completed, and 75% total credits completed (about 33 artifacts at each level). 

What are the assignment parameters?

  • Written student work only
    • No multiple choice exams, videos, or multimedia
    • Does NOT have to be final project for course
  • Length:
    • Minimum of three pages for Written Communication and Critical Thinking
    • No minimum page length for other outcomes
  • Individual assignment
    • No team projects

How do faculty pick students for the study?

  • Faculty DO NOT pick students.
  • Faculty gather student assignments that fit the rubrics and submit all assignments to the project coordinator.
  • The random sample from those submitted assignments will be created:
    • Limit of 10 artifacts in total from one faculty member
    • Limit one artifact per student per outcome

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