Assessment resources encompass information or training provided to faculty and staff to help them understand, develop, implement, communicate, and use evidence of student learning.
Assignments and Rubrics
Public Affairs Assignment Examples
This links below lead to examples of public-affairs related assignments used at Missouri State University. If you have a public affairs-related assignment or project you would like to share on our website, please send it in an email to email@example.com with subject line "Public Affairs Assignment for Resources Web Page."
Public Affairs Rubric
The Public Affairs Rubric was designed to gauge student work on a continuum of public affairs understanding and application as it relates to the Missouri State University mission. The continuum is based on Bloom’s taxonomy and the related Depth of Knowledge levels. This rubric was originally designed for the MSU Quality Initiative Project (read more here). Curricular and co-curricular unit goals are aligned with the rubric on the Map of University Standards and Outcomes to Public Affairs Rubric document below.
AAC&U VALUE Rubrics
The Association of American Colleges and Universities grants free access to 16 rubrics developed through the Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) program. These rubrics are categorized into three areas: intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and integrative and applied learning.
Clear, Simple, and USEFUL Assessment
The document below includes a description and agenda that can be used when leading a departmental or program assessment meeting as well as examples of short and effective departmental "Assessment for Improvement" reports.
- Departmental Assessment: Clear, Simple, and USEFUL by Barbara E. Walvoord
Meetings On Student Learning Assessment
These documents can be used by faculty during meetings about the assessment of student learning within the department.
Presentations and Publications
Five TIps for Writing Effective Learning Outcomes
Click below and use your Missouri State University login information (include @sgf on your login ID) to access resources for writing effective learning outcomes and a 20-minute video presentation by Linda Suskie, author of Assessing Student Learning: A Commonsense Guide.
Advising: First Generation Students
Click below to view the April 1, 2014 presentation on advising first generation students by Rachelle Darabi, Don Simpson, and Sarah Gray.
Assessing General Education
Click below to view a video of the October 2013 presentation by Charles Blaich and Kathy Wise from the Center of Inquiry.
Programs and Events
Join the Office of Assessment for coffee and conversation about institutional data such as the National Survey of Student Engagement, student learning related to Public Affairs, and more. Send an email to Assessment@MissouriState.edu for details.