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University Assessment Steering Committee (UASC)

Assessment Excellence Award Winners

 

Individual Award

2014 Winner: Kate Langan, Faculty member, University Libraries

Congratulations to Ms. Kate Langan who was awarded the UASC 2014 Individual Assessment Excellence Award at the annual WMU Assessment in Action Day Conference on March 21, 2014. To view the article that was submitted on her behalf for her nomination entitled, "Assessing the Academic Research and Writing Experience of Freshmen in First-Year Writing Courses", click here: WMU ScholarWorks site

2013 Winner: Dae Shik Kim, Faculty member, Blindness and Rehabilitation Studies

Congratulations to Dae Shik Kim who was awarded the UASC 2013 Individual Assessment Excellence Award at the annual WMU Assessment in Action Day Conference on March 22, 2013. To view the article that was submitted on his behalf for his nomination entitled, "Comparison Level of Satisfaction between Distance Education and On-campus Programs", click here: WMU ScholarWorks site

2011 Winner: Katharine Cummings, Associate Dean in the College of Education and Human Development

Congratulations to Katharine Cummings, the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development on receiving the UASC 2011 Individual Assessment Excellence Award. Dr. Cummings was presented with the award at WMU Assessment in Action Day on March 25, 2011. To read her award-winning article entitled, "Kiss My Assessment! Simplifying Assessment for Sustainability", click here: WMU ScholarWorks site

2008 Winner: Bradford Dennis, Associate Professor, Education Librarian

Congratulations to Bradford Dennis who received the first annual UASC Individual Assessment Excellence Award for his paper entitled, "Using Content Analysis Software to Analyze Survey Comments." He was publically recognized and bestowed with this award at an awards luncheon on Friday, October 10, 2008. To read the award winning article, click here: WMU ScholarWorks site

Unit Award

2014 Winner: Haworth College of Business Advising and Career Center
Congratulations to the Haworth College of Business Advising and Career Centers who teamed up to win the UASC 2014 Assessment Excellence Unit Award. These two units created an assessment project focused on retention called the Phoenix Project. They were also recipients of one of the Assessment Fellows Grants for the 2013-14 academic year, which helped them to fund the project. This unit award was given to Betsy Drummer, the director of Academic Advising, Geralyn Heystek, the director of the Haworth College of Business Career Center, and Chris Robinson, the assistant director of Academic Advising. They were also awarded first place in the Innovation in Business Education Award program sponsored by the MidAmerican Business Deans Association. Click here to learn more about the excellent assessment work of this team.

2013 Winner: Textile and Apparel Studies Unit, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Congratulations to the Textile and Apparel Studies Unit in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences for winning the UASC 2013 Assessment Excellence Unit Award. This unit has shown exemplary work in assessing student learning outcomes and using this information to improve program quality and student learning. The UASC would like to thank this unit for being a model for other departments and units to follow in the pursuit of continuous improvement in student learning.

2012 Winner: Haworth College of Busines
Congratulations to the Haworth College of Business (HCoB) for winning the 2012 Assessment Excellence Unit Award. HCoB was recognized for their efforts to promote a culture of assessment within the college by providing support services via consultant training, which brought about new and renewed interest in the pursuit of improvement of student learning. They also revamped their BBA and MBA assessment plans to be more targeted to student performance on key indicators as evidence of learning. The new plans will assess across programs, courses and sections. There was also the creation of the Assurance of Learning Council which has a focus on the continuous improvement of assessment planning, data evaluation and assessment practices in the college. The UASC commends the Haworth College of Business on the continual pursuit of excellence in student learning outcomes assessment and for being a role model for others to follow.

2010 Winner: WMU Bronson School of Nursing
Congratulations to the WMU Bronson School of Nursing (BSON) who was awarded the UASC 2010 Assessment Excellence Unit Award on Friday, March 12, 2010 during the First Annual WMU Assessment in Action Day. The UASC was pleased to recognize the assessment work of this department and their efforts to improve student performance in their programs and also to improve the programs and curriculum as well.
    The faculty members in the WMU Bronson School of Nursing have shown a strong commitment to assessment and its use to improve the undergraduate program in their school and for this reason they have received the Assessment Excellence Unit Award for the 2009-10 academic year. The UASC would like to thank the WMU Bronson School of Nursing for their continued efforts to improve the program quality in their unit and for being a positive role model for others to follow.

 

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