Human Cultures Assessment Workshop 2018


May 22-24 | Tuesday through Thursday

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily, with breakfast served at 8:30 AM


Missouri State’s Union Club in Plaster Student Union 400.


  • In the workshop, faculty reviewers will assess General Goals 6, 7, 8, and 9 of General Education which focus on Human Cultures. It's a great opportunity to be involved and network with colleagues across campus.
  • A stipend will be awarded to all faculty and staff reviewers.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided daily.


According to the faculty handbook any faculty member, in order to succeed in the area of Service at Missouri State University, and attain tenure and promotions, must succeed in university citizenship. This workshop is a service activity that supports university citizenship and contributes to collegiate well-being through participation in campus discussions on student learning in General Education. Your participation in this service activity expands opportunities for shaping the learning environment at Missouri State. Documentation of your leadership will be provided. 

I Can Participate

If you are an instructor of any General Education Human Cultures course and would like to volunteer a class set of student work samples, please complete the Intent to Submit Student Work form. All student work submitted will be de-identified and reported in agregate. 

Student work will be evaluated based on the following rubrics:

These rubrics were developed during the summer of 2017 by a group of faculty. If you are interested in participating in the Summer 2018 Rubric Development Workshop, contact Julia Cottrell at 

If you would like to be considered as a reviewer in the 2018 Human Cultures Assessment Workshop, please complete the Reviewer ApplicationPreference will be given to Human Cultures faculty, deans, and department heads. Students are encouraged to participate as well!


Any questions? Please contact the Assessment Office by email at

Formerly known as the Quality Initiative Project

The Quality Initiative Project (QIP) was a summer gathering of Missouri State faculty, staff and students designed to evaluate coursework on a broad level. For two years, the project collected anonymous student samples and participants used a rubric to determine the depth-of-knowledge present in each. The Office of Assessment used results to quantify university-wide strengths and areas for improvement. 

While the Quality Initiative Project has served its purpose, the structure of the event will continue to be used in similar methods of data collection and analysis. The Office of Assessment is excited to carry over all the best aspects of QIP into a new summer workshop.

QIP 2015 Group Photo