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Writing Outcomes and Assessments

New Writing Outcomes (WOs)

Faculty and staff in undergraduate and graduate majors, COR, and Student Life have written a total of 144 new Writing Outcomes:

  • 76 Writing in a Discipline or Profession WOs
  • 44 Writing-to-Learn WOs
  • 24 Writing as a Citizen WOs
 
 Improved Assessment Activity on Campus
  • Cooperation between Director of Writing Across the University and Assistant Director for Assessment
  • Report alignment and submission
  • Consistent messaging
  • Anchor general assessment discussions in the work of the Center for Writing Excellence
Laboring to Strengthen Assessment Processes on Campus
  • Writing Outcomes incorporated into program assessment plans
  • Updated curriculum/outcome maps using framing language that emphasizes intentional development of intended learning outcomes
  • Better alignment of outcomes and measures
  • Reviews of assignments and tasks
Applying Principles of the Writing Excellence Initiative to Assessment
  • Report Rubric/Checklist
  • Faculty Development
  • Individual Consultation and Feedback
Snapshot of Culture of Writing on Our Campus 

Of Units Submitting 2016-2017 Reports

  • 73% assessed student writing
  • 43% assessed senior writing
  • 90% reported improvement in student  writing

Types of Senior Writing Assessed

Advocacy Projects

Analysis Papers

Annotated Bibliographies

Executive Briefs

Grants

Multimodal Projects

Op-Eds

Unit Plans

Poems

Proposals

Reflective Essays

Reports

Research Papers

Resumes