Topic: Transparency for Quality Assurance & Accreditation
Assessment and other quality assurance processes are often viewed as compliance-driven, and simply a lot of paperwork. Enhancing transparency of such processes can help disperse this misconception. A meta-analysis approach was undertaken at CSUF to make quality assurance processes more meaningful to the campus community and general public.
CSU Sacramento is faced with the need to reliably collect, analyze, and summarize data and share it with faculty, students, the public, WSCUC, and other accreditation agencies. Annual assessment has become an integrated part of our program review, which is a critical component of the university and WSCUC accreditation. The most critical need is to have a data management system that is easy for our faculty and students to use to improve student learning and success, and for the public and accreditation agencies to understand not just for the year the data is collected, but also tracking trends and progress of student learning. This session describes the journey of a technology tool search and the comprehensive technology solution that has increased the participation and visibility for university assessment, program review, and accreditation.