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Evaluation and Assessment

The mission of University of California at Riverside’s Office of Evaluation and Assessment is to improve student learning through research and action. We aspire to bolster a culture of data-driven decision making and continuous educational improvement. To that end, we design and conduct studies on the effectiveness of UCR’s undergraduate academic support programs. We also advise faculty and administrators on all aspects of the assessment process from writing learning objectives to implementing results. Further, we provide assistance on an ad hoc basis to faculty needing help with grant proposals and other projects that have an evaluation or assessment component. Finally, we offer writing, research, and organizational support for UCR’s WASC accreditation activities. The Office of Evaluation and Assessment not only seeks to support faculty to navigate the evaluation and assessment process. We also aim to help faculty leverage the process to build a more robust institution. 

News and Announcements:

Call for Assessment and Capstone Development Grants to be funded in AY16-17.

The Office of Evaluation and Assessment has small grants to encourage the development of assessment practices and develop and implement capstone courses. 

Assessment Development Grants

Assessment Development Grants are designed to support the improvement and implementation of high-quality practices for the assessment of student learning at the departmental/programmatic level. Four grants of up to $2,500 can be funded Applications are available here and are due by close of business March 14th. Funds will be available for AY16-17.

Capstone Development Grants

Capstone Development Grants are designed to facilitate the implementation of capstone projects that will be high impact practices for those students who participate AND serve as effective site for assessment of student learning at the program level. Four grants of up to $5,000 can be funded. Applications are available here and are due by close of business March 14th. Funds will be available for AY16-17.

Assessment workshops in 2016:

The Office of Evaluation and Assessment, in conjunction with campus partners, will be hosting a number of workshops in 2016.

The first workshop is about rubrics on January 20th at 12:00-1:00pm in Surge 308. Rubrics offer a number of important pedagogical advantages but can also help with grading and facilitate assessment of student learning. Developing rubrics in iLearn can further streamline the overall process. (This workshop is cohosted by Academy of Distinguished Teachers and the Instructional Design Group.) For this workshop the Academy of Distinguished Teachers is providing lunch.

The second workshop covers assessment basics on February 3rd at 12:00-1:00pm in Surge 308. This workshop is designed to cover the basics of assessing student learning at the program or degree level. Those who work on assessing departmental learning outcomes may get the most out of the workshop but all are welcome. (Cohosted by the Academic Senate.)

The third workshop addresses assessing information literacy on February 9th at 12:00-1:00 in Surge 308. Information literacy is the WASC core competency for the AY15-16 reporting cycle and this workshop is designed to provide additional information about information literacy and expectations for reporting. The workshop will also include expertise on teaching and assessing information literacy from the UCR History Department and the UCR Libraries.

Workshops are open to all but please RSVP to

Details on other upcoming workshops can be found on the Resources and Workshops tab of this website.

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