KU Degree-Level Assessment Award
Presented by the Office of the Provost
This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions, commitments, and efforts that degree programs have made to their educational improvement through the assessment of student learning. The award may be given to departments for assessment at either the undergraduate or graduate level and, in some years, a runner-up designation is also awarded. Subject to budgetary constraints, every effort is made to pair these awards with a stipend to support future work.
To be eligible for this award, the degree program must meet the following criteria:
- The nominated program is a degree-granting program;
- The program submitted its annual program assessment.
- The selected program will present at the Student Learning Symposium each year, where the award will be bestowed. A program representative must be present at the event.
As of AY 2019-2020, every degree program that submits an annual assessment report is eligible for the award. The CTE, working with its team of faculty reviewers, reads through each of these reports every year and determines the winning program or programs.
Selection Criteria include:
• Clear articulation of assessed learning outcomes
• Clear alignment between learning outcomes and selected assessment measures
• Presentation of collected evidence
• Involvement of faculty in the assessment process
• Use of assessment results for educational improvement
Questions regarding this award can be sent to Judy Eddy at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Degree-Level Assessment Process can be found at http://assessment.ku.edu/degree-level-assessments.
Guidelines on Uses of the Award:
Examples of activities that could be supported by the award include but are not limited to: planning faculty assessment retreats; facilitating faculty meetings on teaching and learning; workshops facilitated by consultants; travel to conferences or other campuses to learn about successful pedagogical strategies; faculty summer salary for program-level assessment planning or evaluation; student employment (undergraduate or graduate) for assessment assistance; books on teaching, learning and assessment; software to support assessment processes; and/or incentives to engage students in assessment processes (participation in tests, surveys and/or focus groups).