Human Cultures | Information Literacy Assessment Workshop 2018

A Public Affairs and General Education (PAGE) Assessment Event

A group of nearly 40 faculty, staff, and students gathered at the 2018 Human Cultures | Information Literacy Assessment Workshop on May 23, 2018.

Workshop 2018

View the results from the 2018 workshop

This image shows an associated logo graphic and has text that reads Human Cultures and Information Literacy Assessment WorkshopOn May 22-24, at Missouri State's Union Club, faculty reviewed de-identified student work collected from all courses in General Education with General Goals 6, 7, 8, and 9 of General Education. These general goals focus on Human Cultures and Information Literacy. Faculty, staff, and students had the opportunity to network with colleagues across campus.

Faculty Received:

  • A $500 stipend for all faculty reviewers
  • A $15 Starbucks gift card for faculty who submit student work
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided daily
  • A Certificate of University Citizenship (Faculty Handbook

I Would Like to Participate in 2019

If you would like to be considered as a reviewer in the 2019 Natural World Assessment Workshop or if you are an instructor of any General Education Natural World course and would like to volunteer a class set of student work samples, please email

Submit work in one of three easy ways!
  • We'll come pick it up! Just let us know when your submission is ready, and we will pick it up, make copies, and return your originals within two to three days.
  • Add Mark Woolsey as an instructor to your BlackBoard course. Let Mark know which assignment you wish to submit and he will pull the class set.
  • Email us! Zip a folder and email your student work to

The student work you submit will be de-identified and reported in aggregate. Remember, the purpose of this assessment is not to evaluate individual course sections or instructors, but to gain perspective on university-wide student learning related to the Natural World SLOs.

Student work will be reviewed with faculty-developed rubrics:
  • General Goal 10: Life Sciences
  • General Goal 11: Physical Sciences

These rubrics will be developed during the summer of 2018. If you are interested in participating in the Summer 2018 Rubric Development Workshop, email


Any questions? Please contact the Assessment Office by email at

Formerly known as the Quality Initiative Project

The Quality Initiative Project (QIP) is an annual assessment workshop designed to review student learning on a broad level. For two years, the project collected anonymous student samples related to the Public Affairs Mission and participants used a rubric to determine the depth-of-knowledge present in each. The Office of Assessment used results to identify university-wide strengths and areas for improvement.

While the Quality Initiative Project has served its original purpose, and is now used to assess student learning in General Education.

QIP 2015 Group Photo