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Preparing a Graduate Program

Assessment Plan
Workshop II: Building a Curriculum
Map

Agenda
Reviewing the Program Assessment Cycle
Big picture
Assessment Plan

Reviewing Program Goals and Outcomes


Starting the Curriculum Map

Summarizing program requirements


Continuing the Curriculum Map

Linking requirements to outcomes


Finishing the Curriculum Map

Todays Take-Aways
Template for curriculum map
Developmental list of program requirements
First draft program curriculum map

Big Picture
Overarching goal: Learning at multiple levels
- Promotion of faculty study, reflection, and
conversationthat also includes students.
- Meaningful program improvement.
- Manageable integration into routine practices.

Assessment Cycle
Plan for
assessment

Make the
changes

Refine
assessment
tools and
procedures

Reflect on
results and
propose
changes

Collect data

Analyze data

Building an Assessment Plan


Ratify with faculty
input

List program
requirements in
developmental
sequence

Look for opportunistic


assessment methods
for each outcome

Ratify Curriculum Map


with faculty input

Link outcomes to
requirements, coding
for Introduce,
Reinforce, Emphasize

Prioritize assessment
activities in a timeline

Submit Assessment
Plan for review

Research and reflect:


Establish goals and
outcomes

Getting There from Here


Todays Workshop:
Workshop II: Curriculum Mapping
Next Workshop:
Workshop III: Evidence and Timeline

***Ongoing individual consultation provided***

Goals and Outcomes


The first step in a Curriculum Map
Who has some goals & outcomes to
share?
Share yours:
1. Form a pair with a neighbor
2. Compare

Starting the Curriculum Map


Review the template we have prepared
Your outcomes have been inserted

Revise or add as necessary


On to the next step!

Building an Assessment Plan


Ratify with faculty
input

List program
requirements in
developmental
sequence

Look for opportunistic


assessment methods
for each outcome

Ratify Curriculum Map


with faculty input

Link outcomes to
requirements, coding
for Introduce,
Reinforce, Emphasize

Prioritize assessment
activities in a timeline

Submit Assessment
Plan for review

Research and reflect:


Establish goals and
outcomes

Listing Program Requirements


Graduate programs are special
Some typical program requirements:

Core courses, seminars


Practica or labs
Comprehensive examination
Portfolio
Thesis proposal & defense

Developmental progression?
Where are you now?

Listing Program Requirements: CFT


Example
Core Theory

HDF563
HDF570
HDF578
HDF564
HDF501

Specialty Theory

HDF505
HDF536
HDF559
HDF566
HDF569

Clinical Practicum
Sequence
HDF565 (a-e)

Internship
HDF583
HDF584

Research (HDF581)
Comp. Exams
Self-Assessment

Listing Program Requirements: WRT


Example
Courses

WRT512
WRT524
WRT645
WRT647
WRT999

Experiences
Brownbags
Teaching
Committees and
administration

Comprehensive
Exams
Written sit-down comp.
exams
Submittable article comp.
exams
Oral defense of comp.
exams

Dissertation
Proposal
Written Dissertation
Oral defense

Listing Program Requirements: CFT


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Listing Program Requirements: WRT


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Listing Requirements on the Map


List on paper first
Think about the order
Use condensed versions

Put on your map, developmentally sequencing


from left to right

Putting the Map Together


Linking the requirements to the Outcomes
Lets look at the models again

Listing Program Requirements: CFT


Example

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clinical#practice#
2.1!Identifies/explores!interventions:#Monitor#
clinical#outcomes#using#empirically#derived#data#to#
make#appropriate#therapeutic#adjustments#
2.2!Integrates/evaluates!interventions:#Implement#
a#personal#program#to#develop#and#maintain#
professional#competence#and#effective#practice#

Ship#

Sequence#

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WRT!645!

WRT!647!

WRT!999!

ENG!514!

Brownbags!

Teaching!

Committees!and!administration!

Written!sitKdown!comps!

Submittable!article!comps!

Oral!defense!of!comps!

Dissertation!proposal!

Written!dissertation!

Oral!defense!of!Dissertation!

In!addition!to!specific!courses,!this!can!include!internships,!portfolios,!and!other!requirements!not!
associated!with!a!course!number,!such!as!thesis/dissertation!proposals,!thesis/dissertation!
defenses,!comprehensive!exams.!

WRT!524!

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Student!Learning!Outcomes!(Competencies)!by!Goal:!

WRT!512!

Listing Program Requirements: WRT


Example

Goal!#1! 1.1!!Graduates!can!demonstrate!and!articulate!familiarity!
with!rhetorical!theories!and!histories!from!the!classical!
period!to!the!present.!
1.2!!Graduates!can!demonstrate!and!articulate!familiarity!
with!the!histories!and!major!theories!of!composition!
studies!from!the!20th!century!to!the!present.!
1.3!!Graduates!are!able!to!sustain!a!scholarly!discussion!in!
at!least!one!secondary!area!beyond!the!primary!area!of!
the!dissertation.!
1.4!Graduates!can!define!key!terms!in!the!field!using!
existing!scholarship.!
Goal!#2! 2.1!!Graduates!are!able!to!engage!with!a!range!of!research!
methods!and!modalities!common!to!Rhetoric!&!
Composition,!including!empirical,!textual,!and!theory!
work.!
2.2!!Graduates!can!demonstrate!an!advanced!proficiency!
with,!and!understanding!of,!at!least!on!major!research!
method!common!to!the!field.!
2.3!!Graduates!are!able!to!construct!an!individual!research!
project!and!to!develop!a!research!agenda!that!addresses!
and!incorporates!important!and!timely!questions!relevant!
to!the!field.!
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Filling in the Cells


For each of your outcomes, there should be
some requirements that address it
First, just shade cells where outcomes
intersect with requirements
Lets look at a model

Filling in the Cells: CFT Example


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Student!Learning!Outcomes!(Competencies):!

Course!Numbers/Program!Requirements:!

In!addition!to!specific!courses,!this!can!include!internships,!portfolios,!and!other!
requirements!not!associated!with!a!course!number,!such!as!thesis/dissertation!
proposals,!thesis/dissertation!defenses,!and!comprehensive!examinations.!
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Clinical!Practicum! Intern@
Core!Theory!
Specialty!Theory!

HDF!578!

HDF!564!

HDF!501!

HDF!505!

HDF!536!

HDF!559!

HDF!566!

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d!

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HDF!583!

HDF!584!

HDF!581!!Research!

Comp.!Exams!

Self!Assessmt.!

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HDF!569!
a!!HDF!565!

HDF!570!

Goal!#2!
(Clinical!
Skills)!

1.1!Theory:!Evaluate!CFT!theories!
1.2!Research:!Apply!current!research!related!to!
clinical!practice!
1.3!(Theory)!Articulate!their!own!working!theory!of!
clinical!practice!
2.1!Identifies/explores!interventions:!Monitor!
clinical!outcomes!using!empirically!derived!data!to!
make!appropriate!therapeutic!adjustments!
2.2!Integrates/evaluates!interventions:!Implement!
a!personal!program!to!develop!and!maintain!
professional!competence!and!effective!practice!

HDF!563!

Goal!#1!
(Knowledge)!

Ship!

Sequence!

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Filling in the Cells: WRT Example


Course!Numbers/Program!Requirements:!

WRT!645!

WRT!647!

WRT!999!

ENG!514!

Brownbags!

Teaching!

Committees!and!administration!

Written!sitKdown!comps!

Submittable!article!comps!

Oral!defense!of!comps!

Dissertation!proposal!

Written!dissertation!

Oral!defense!of!Dissertation!

In!addition!to!specific!courses,!this!can!include!internships,!portfolios,!and!other!requirements!not!
associated!with!a!course!number,!such!as!thesis/dissertation!proposals,!thesis/dissertation!
defenses,!comprehensive!exams.!

WRT!524!

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Student!Learning!Outcomes!(Competencies)!by!Goal:!

WRT!512!

Goal!#1! 1.1!!Graduates!can!demonstrate!and!articulate!familiarity!
with!rhetorical!theories!and!histories!from!the!classical!
period!to!the!present.!
1.2!!Graduates!can!demonstrate!and!articulate!familiarity!
with!the!histories!and!major!theories!of!composition!
studies!from!the!20th!century!to!the!present.!
1.3!!Graduates!are!able!to!sustain!a!scholarly!discussion!in!
at!least!one!secondary!area!beyond!the!primary!area!of!
the!dissertation.!
1.4!Graduates!can!define!key!terms!in!the!field!using!
existing!scholarship.!
Goal!#2! 2.1!!Graduates!are!able!to!engage!with!a!range!of!research!
methods!and!modalities!common!to!Rhetoric!&!
Composition,!including!empirical,!textual,!and!theory!
work.!
2.2!!Graduates!can!demonstrate!an!advanced!proficiency!
with,!and!understanding!of,!at!least!one!major!research!
method!common!to!the!field.!
2.3!!Graduates!are!able!to!construct!an!individual!research!
project!and!begin!developing!a!research!agenda!which!
addresses!and!incorporates!important!and!timely!
questions!relevant!to!the!field.!
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Defining I-R-E
Outcome Introduced
Course introduces the concept for a program outcome

Outcome Reinforced
Course reinforces or contributes to opportunities for achieving a
program outcome

Outcome Emphasized
Course emphasizes a program outcome and promotes a level of
mastery

Indicating I-R-E on a Curriculum Map:


CFT Example
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Map!Key!
! I!=!!Outcome!Introduced!
! R!=!Outcome!Reinforced!
! E!=!Outcome!Emphasized!
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Student!Learning!Outcomes!(Competencies):!

Course!Numbers/Program!Requirements:!

In!addition!to!specific!courses,!this!can!include!internships,!portfolios,!and!other!
requirements!not!associated!with!a!course!number,!such!as!thesis/dissertation!
proposals,!thesis/dissertation!defenses,!and!comprehensive!examinations.!
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Clinical!Practicum! Intern@
Core!Theory!
Specialty!Theory!

I!

Self!Assessmt.!

Comp.!Exams!

HDF!581!!Research!

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HDF!584!

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HDF!583!

R! R!

e!

d!

R!

c!

HDF!536!

I!

b!

HDF!505!

I!

a!!HDF!565!

HDF!501!

I!

HDF!569!

HDF!564!

HDF!566!

HDF!578!

I!

HDF!559!

HDF!570!

Goal!#2!
(Clinical!
Skills)!

1.1!Theory:!Evaluate!CFT!theories!
1.2!Research:!Apply!current!research!related!to!
clinical!practice!
1.3!(Theory)!Articulate!their!own!working!theory!of!
clinical!practice!
2.1!Identifies/explores!interventions:!Monitor!
clinical!outcomes!using!empirically!derived!data!to!
make!appropriate!therapeutic!adjustments!
2.2!Integrates/evaluates!interventions:!Implement!
a!personal!program!to!develop!and!maintain!
professional!competence!and!effective!practice!

HDF!563!

Goal!#1!
(Knowledge)!

Ship!

Sequence!

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I! R! R! R! R! R! R! E!

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Course Numbers/Program Requirements:

WRT 647

WRT 999

ENG 514

Brownbags

Teaching

Written sit-down comps

Submittable article comps

Oral defense of comps

Dissertation proposal

Written dissertation

Goal #1 1.1 Graduates can demonstrate and articulate familiarity


with rhetorical theories and histories from the classical
period to the present.
1.2 Graduates can demonstrate and articulate familiarity
with the histories and major theories of composition
studies from the 20th century to the present.
1.3 Graduates are able to sustain a scholarly discussion in
at least one secondary area beyond the primary area of
the dissertation.
1.4 Graduates can define key terms in the field using
existing scholarship.
Goal #2 2.1 Graduates are able to engage with a range of research
methods and modalities common to Rhetoric &
Composition, including empirical, textual, and theory
work.
2.2 Graduates can demonstrate an advanced proficiency
with, and understanding of, at least one major research
method common to the field.
2.3 Graduates are able to construct an individual research
project and begin developing a research agenda which
addresses and incorporates important and timely
questions relevant to the field.

Committees and
administration

Oral defense of
Dissertation

WRT 645

In addition to specific courses, this can include internships, portfolios, and other requirements not
associated with a course number, such as thesis/dissertation proposals, thesis/dissertation
defenses, comprehensive exams.

WRT 524


Map Key
I = Outcome Introduced
R = Outcome Reinforced
E = Outcome Emphasized

Student Learning Outcomes (Competencies) by Goal:

WRT 512

Indicating I-R-E on a Curriculum Map:


WRT Example

Indicating I-R-E on a Curriculum Map


Now you give it a try
Report out
Easy? Challenging? Barriers?

Other ideas? Thoughts?

Building an Assessment Plan


Ratify with faculty
input

List program
requirements in
developmental
sequence

Look for opportunistic


assessment methods
for each outcome

Ratify Curriculum Map


with faculty input

Link outcomes to
requirements, coding
for Introduce,
Reinforce,
Emphasize

Prioritize assessment
activities in a timeline

Submit Assessment
Plan for review

Research and reflect:


Establish goals and
outcomes

Conclusions
Additional resources available on assessment
website
http://www.uri.edu/assessment/curriculum_map.html

Workshop III: Evidence and Timeline


Please be thinking about:
Types of evidence already in your graduate program
Places to look for levels of achievement of outcomes

Thank You!