March 13, 2014



Assessment Showcase and Awards today

By Chris Urban

Discover what K-State programs are doing to improve student learning.

The Assessment Showcase and Awards will be from 4-5 p.m. today, March 13, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. It is free and open to all K-State faculty and staff. No registration is required and brief reception with refreshments will follow.

The showcase began as part of K-State's annual assessment conference — now the Institute for Student Learning Assessment — in 2008. As the conference grew statewide in 2013, the Assessment Showcase and Awards became a separate event to recognize K-State programs with exemplary assessment processes and provide an opportunity for programs to share assessment best-practices.  

See the Assessment Showcase and Awards website for more information. It is sponsored by the Kansas State University Office of Assessment.

The 2014 Assessment Award recipients are:

  • The park management and conservation department received the Outstanding Achievement in Analyzing Student Learning Data award.
  • The chemistry department received the Outstanding Achievement in Revising Programmatic Assessment Processes award.
  • The history department received the Outstanding Achievements in Faculty Involvement award.
  • The anthropology program received the Outstanding Achievement in "Closing the Loop" award.
  • The College of Business Administration received the Outstanding Achievements in Collegewide Assessment Efforts award.
  • The School of Family Studies and Human Services received the Outstanding Achievements in Improving Critical Thinking and Written Communication award.
  • The personal and financial planning program received the Outstanding Achievements in Assessment Reporting award.