Thursday April 7, 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Track 1: Quality
Track 3: Sustainability
Track 4: Affordability
Track 5: Visibility
Amy Garczynski
Quantitative Research Specialist
Ashford University
What Happens to all the Reports: A Meta-Analysis Approach to Enhance Transparency of Quality Assurance Processes

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.

Su Swarat
Director of Assessment and Educational Effectiveness
California State University, Fullerton
Jyenny Babcock
Assessment and Research Analyst
California State University, Fullerton
Peter Nwosu
AVP-Academic Programs
California State University, Fullerton
Using a Data Management System to Increase Participation in and Visibility for University Assessment and Accreditation

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.

Chia-Jung Chung
Associate Professor
California State University, Sacramento
Amy Liu
Director, Office of Academic Program Assessment
California State University, Sacramento
Lynn Tashiro
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
California State University, Sacramento
Judi Kusnick
California State University, Sacramento
Elizabeth Strasser
California State University, Sacramento