CASL - February 22, 2011
Present: Stan Burns, Donn Brandstrator, Sue Darge, Jackie Millslagle, Shannon Godsey, Mary Keenan, Jerry Pepper, Julie Westlund, Arden Weaver
Excused: John Schwetman, Nik Hassan, Julie Ernst, Bruce Munson, Wayne Jessewein
Absent: Curt Phillips
Shannon reported on the meetings with program faculty to date (discussing annual reports).
Jackie, Shannon and Jerry presented a proposal for liberal education assessment (summarized below). After discussion, CASL endorsed the proposal. Jackie will present the idea to the Council of Deans before moving forward.
Fall 2011 – run 2 conversations
- Humanities (in ePortfolio)
- Logic and quantitative reasoning (on paper)
- Include faculty who will teach courses approved in the category (NOT at department level, but across disciplines)
- Occurs before artifacts are gathered
- Define what the outcomes look like in the various disciplines.
- Develop an inventory of examples of work and assignments that could be used.
- Define commonalities.
- Determine method of assessment.
- Identify other resources that could be used by faculty.
Spring 2012 - Participants should commit to providing artifacts during spring semester
- A liberal education community in ePortfolio will hold Humanities collection guide for gathering artifacts. A random sample (from class lists) will be assessed in ePortfolio.
- A random sample of enrollees will be sent to each instructor who will provide a blind copy of the artifact for the identified students.
Summer 2012 – workshop – faculty (number to be determined) from each conversation group test the methods to assess artifacts.
- Faculty teaching courses approved for the new package
- Preferred those teaching the course in the spring
Jackie Millslagle, recorder