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K-State Today

November 11, 2011



2011 Assessment Awards recognize outstanding achievements

By Office of Assessment

The Office of Assessment hosted the Fall 2011 Assessment Showcase Nov. 2 in the K-State Student Union. The showcase featured best practices in assessment of student learning at Kansas State University, and included a keynote address by Loraine H. Phillips, director of the office of institutional assessment at Texas A&M University. The event concluded with an awards presentation by Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason.

The following individuals and programs were recognized for their outstanding achievements in student learning assessment:

  • Enhancing the assessment process resulting from faculty discussions of assessments: American ethnic studies program
  • Program improvement resulting from faculty discussions of assessments: Communication studies program
  • Program improvement resulting from faculty discussions of assessments: Food science and industry program
  • Program improvement resulting from faculty discussions of assessments: Interior design program
  • Contributions to the College of Business Administration's assessment process: Brian Kovar, instructor, department of management
  • Outstanding leadership and initiative in student learning assessment: Marriage and family therapy program
  • Outstanding leadership and initiative in student learning assessment: Dixie Schierlman, associate dean of student life at K-State Salina
  • Outstanding leadership and initiative in student learning assessment: Levi Esses, assistant director of student life at K-State Salina
  • A well-designed assessment process that demonstrates program improvement: Personal financial planning program
  • Effective use of assessments for program improvement: Sociology program

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Assessment Showcase. Session information, as well as copies of presentations, may be accessed through the Office of Assessment website