Institutional Assessment

Examples of Rubrics Being Used in Program Learning Outcomes Assessment

This Rubrics Library offers the tools being developed by faculty and staff as part of their Program Learning Outcomes Plans and process. We received these from program assessment plan leaders after Assessment Day in May 2012.

All materials here have been reviewed by the leaders. We expect to have approximately 32 samples of rubrics, checklists, and other examples. This library will grow throughout the 2013 fall semester.

Please contact us directly with any questions.

Examples of Nationally-Developed Rubrics are available through The Association of American Colleges and Universities

 

General Education- 2005: Draft Rubrics Critical Thinking
General Education- 2007: Final Rubrics Communication and Critical Thinking

 
Item Number
Academic Program/Discipline and Contact
Summary of Plan Sample Type and PDF
   
1

Accounting Technology
Contact: Cecil Battiste

The faculty members working within the Accounting Technology program area have developed a plan focused on students' evaluation of financial information using a budget assignment with an analytic rubric. Their next steps will be to revise the assessment and also begin using the "Monopoly Project" to evaluate their first learning outcome. One interesting finding from their work - the quantitative skills of students assessed are adequate, they would like to strengthen the students' qualitative skills - improving the way they write reports and memos based on their analyses. They would like their graduates to be able to serve as business advisors with strong communication skills. Please contact Cecil Battiste for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Accounting Rubric
2

Architecture
Contact: Allen Watters

The faculty members working within the Architecture program area have developed a plan focused on documenting student communication skills using a public exhibition of student work and a related rubric. Their reviewers included industry professionals alongside the faculty. Their next steps include continued coordination with UCF and UF partners and an effort to gather more student work. Please contact Allen Watters for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
3

Art, Studio (AA Pre-Major)
Contact: Andrew Downey

The faculty members working within the Art, Studio (AA Pre-Major) program area have developed a plan focused on evaluating students' ability to draw from nature using a rubric on a selection of work completed in the beginning of the course and at the end. Their next steps are to take the assessment past the skills learned early in the course to reassess the skills later in the course. Please contact Andrew Downey for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
4

Baking and Pastry Management
Contact: Pierre Pilloud

The faculty members working within the Baking and Pastry Management program area have developed a plan focused on the overall performance of students on specific assignments, exams, and activities as documented through a portfolio process. They will continue to use this approach and work to check on students' understanding of the criteria earlier in the term. A major finding arose from their work as they learned that 75% of the work was done accurately with 25% sent back for correction (and 10% from that group receiving a penalty towards the final grade. Please contact Pierre Pilloud for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Culinary Rubric
5

Cardiovascular Technology
Contact: Steve Shideler

 

The faculty members working within the Cardiovascular Technology program area have an extensive set of activities in place linked to assessments for their program. Given the range of performance indicators (shown on the original plan from fall 2011) the results submitted focused on one: patient identification. All but one of the students assessed completed the task and a subsequent recommendation was made by the faculty to consider the adoption of a three-step protocol (used by an affiliate of the program.) This revised approach will be adopted in Fall 2012. Please contact Steve Shideler for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
6
Computer Engineering Technology (Networking), Cisco Routing and Switching Specialization
Contact: Wael Yousif
The faculty members working within the Computer Engineering Technology (Networking), Cisco Routing and Switching Specialization program area have developed a plan focused on the student design of a Wide Area Network (WAN) evaluated by a rubric at the end of fall and spring. Faculty were able to identify areas that need strengthening (configuration) and will be adding instructional videos. Please contact Wael Yousif for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
7
Computer Engineering Technology (Networking) - Microsoft Systems Administration Specialization
Contact: Courtney Violette

The faculty members working within the Computer Engineering Technology (Networking) - Microsoft Systems Administration Specialization have been using case study focusing on a fictional business and their technology requirements/needs was used to evaluate the student’s knowledge regarding Microsoft technologies. They reported that results were mixed. Approximately half the students scored exceptional in both technical solutions provided and presentation. The other half struggled with identifying the technical requirements and solutions as well as in presentation of the submittal. The faculty plan to provide additional instruction to assist in developing the student’s ability to read, identify and describe technical requirements for a given project. The assessment will be revised to more closely focus on the skills taught in the program. Please contact Courtney Violette for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)

 
8
Criminal Justice Technology
Contact: James McDonald
The faculty members working within the Criminal Justice Technology program area have developed a plan focused on a student essay as part of a case study involving a burglary scenario. This plan will be implemented in Fall 2012 (in CJE 2600) using a grading checklist. Please contact James McDonald for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Criminal Justice Assessment
9
Dance Performance (AA Pre-Major)
Contact: Suzanne Salapa
The faculty members working within the Dance Performance (AA Pre-Major) program area have developed a plan focused on the evaluation of student performance in dance using a structured rubric and resulting in a video of the performance. As a result of this year's program assessment the learning outcomes were reduced from four to three - as the fourth (the fitness principle) was difficult to measure. An additional class is being added (Modern Dance III) to strengthen the support of student performance. Their assessment tool has been streamlined with feedback from each person using it. Please contact Suzanne Salapa for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Dance Rubric
10
Dental Hygiene
Contact: Pam Sandy
The faculty members working within the Dental Hygiene program area have developed a plan focused on several program learning outcomes drawing on case documentation papers, daily clinical treatment decisions, and oral presentations. While the faculty developed a rubric they also used the Dental Hygiene Clinic manual as part of the assessment; data from 2010 and 2011 were compared as part of this process. Over time there was a slight decline in oral presentations and an upward trend in the written work of students from term to term. The results of the assessment have caused them to look into ways of better evaluating evidence-based decison-making using a performance assessment. Please contact Pam Sandy for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
11
Digital Media
Contact: Matt Messenger
The faculty members working within the Digital Media for Video and Motion Graphics program assess student video projects, in which students are asked to apply the skills taught throughout the program. Students were challenged in terms of their audio collection skills and their ability to tell stories. The Digital Story faculty will work more closely with the Sound Media instructor to better prepare the students. The instructors, as subject matter experts, are going to create the upcoming year's assessment. They are looking into adding courses in audio and lighting - while also adding motion graphics projects. Please contact Matt Messenger for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)

Digital Media Assessment

Motion Graphics Assessment

12
Education
Contact: Rhonda Atkinson
The faculty members working within the Education program area require that students complete 15 hours of observation alongside structured writing and reflection. These are compiled into a portfolio of related work, such as lesson plans. The student work was collected and analyzed from all campuses; next year they will look at results by campus (linked to different schools for the observations) and by school type to see if there are patterns. Lessons learned will be disseminated to the instructors to inform course content. Sample portfolios will be provided for the upcoming year, the common course outline is being revised and rubrics will provided to instructors. Please contact Rhonda Atkinson for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
13
Emergency Medical Services Technology
Contact: Andrea Brody
The faculty members working within the Emergency Medical Services Technology program area have developed a plan focused on student communication skills - with patients, family members, physicians, and healthcare team members. Physicians participated in the evaluation of students, which was conducted according to a national standard of critical care intervention. The faculty plan to track student progress in the program by expanding the evaluation from one term to two terms. Please contact Andrea Brody for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
14
Entertainment Design and Technology
Contact: Kristin Abel
The faculty members working within the Entertainment Design and Technology program area have developed an assessment that focuses on student work related to live entertainment, evaluated using a faculty-developed rubric. Student workplace skills will be strengthened over the year in response to the assessment results. Overall faculty are planning to emphasize the program expectations earlier in the course of study. Please contact Kristin Abel for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
15
Film Production Technology
Contact: Ralph Clemente
The faculty members working within the Film Production Technology program area have developed an assessment of students' performance as they work on a film crew applying the skills they have learned throughout the program. The student evaluation includes feedback from professionals they work alongside on the feature film. A stronger emphasis on student skills with equipment may be brought into the curriculum. The faculty use feedback from an Advisory board and industry professionals as they continue to develop the assessment. Please contact Ralph Clemente for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
16
Foreign Language
Contact: Aida Diaz
The faculty members working within the Foreign Language program area have developed a plan focused on communications skills using a rubric for oral presentations. Following the analysis from the past year the rubric will be revised with more consistent instructions given to students and clearer guidelines for faculty using the rubrics. Please contact Aida Diaz for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
17
Graphics Technology
Contact: Kristy Pennino
The faculty members working within the Graphics Technology program area have developed a plan that draws on their student portfolios assessed using a rubric by experts in the field. The artifacts collected will be used for a range of learning outcomes - the work spans process samples, resumes, promotional materials and other pieces. As a result of the most recent assessment workshops will be offered to help students learn how to digitize their work earlier in the program. Please contact Kristy Pennino for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)

Evaluation

Self- Evaluation

 

18
History
Contact: Carl Creasman
The faculty members working within the History program area have developed a plan focused on an assessment of the student understanding of historical time period and the role of diverse subgroups. They provide criteria for faculty to assess, they do not require a specific assignment; 80% of students we rated as "good" and found to satisfactorily meet the expectation for this outcome. Please contact Carl Creasman for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) History Checklist
19
Landscape and Horticulture Technology
Contact: Javier Garces
The faculty members working within the Landscape and Horticulture Technology program area have developed a plan using student writing demonstrating their writing skills paired with related research into career opportunities in their profession. Please contact Javier Garces for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Horticulture Rubric
20
Library
Contact: Regina Seguin
The faculty members working within the Library program area have developed a plan asking students to demonstrate their competence in research and documentation with the assessment drawn from five modules with multiple choice tests within a Blackboard course called "Info Literacy." A common rubric is then used to evaluate student assignments based on the skills covered in the modules. Faculty decide whether their classes will participate and then provide random samples of student work at the end of the course. Please contact Regina Seguin for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
21
Music Performance (AA Pre-Major)
Contact: Troy Gifford
The faculty members working within the Music Performance (AA Pre-Major) program area have developed a plan using the evaluation of student performance (juries) and historical knowledge to document their competencies as they perform sophomore-level music literature from memory. Results showed improvement from fall to spring; faculty will be focused on improving communication with students and consistent application of the rubric. Please contact Troy Gifford for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
22
Nursing, RN
Contact: Anita Kovalsky
The faculty members working within the Nursing, RN program area have developed a plan using the results of a simulation administering an intervention for a designated group of patients. Faculty members plan to review the standardized achievement exam results and National Board reports in reinforce the skills associated with safe clinical decision-making. Please contact Anita Kovalsky for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Nursing Rubric
23
Office Administration
Contact: Betty Wanielista
The faculty members working within the Office Administration program area have developed a plan focused on the results of student performance (production tests) on real work activities typically used in office settings (for example creating business letters.) Please contact Betty Wanielista for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)

Report Checklist
Letter Checklist
Memo Checklist
Table Checklist

24

Paralegal Studies
Contact: Wendy Toscano

The faculty members working within the Paralegal Studies program have developed a plan which assesses student performance through a review of students’ portfolios.  Paralegal Studies students in Legal Research & Theory III produce a portfolio of their practical skill application assignments completed throughout the program.  Attending the most recent assessment review were four industry members and three paralegal faculty, along with a College facilitator.  Each person reviewed two randomly selected portfolios.  Each reviewer completed a checklist indicating whether they believed that program outcomes were met.  Reviewers had an opportunity to discuss the portfolios among themselves and to make recommendations for the program.  Please contact Wendy Toscano for more information.

Paralegal Studies Checklist
25
Radiography
Contact: Beverly Bond
The faculty members working with an advisory board in the Radiography program area have developed a plan which includes the assessment of students' communication skills as they work with all members of their healthcare teams. As a result of the most recent assessment, the clinical evaluation form with be refined. Please contact Beverly Bond for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
26
Respiratory Care
Contact: Jamy Chulak
The faculty members working within the Respiratory Care program area have developed a plan focused on the student mastery of skills related to patient safety; a new and more specific tool was developed to assess performance in the course of this pilot. Online lecture notes are being developed to strengthen student skills. Please contact Jamy Chulak for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
27
Sonography
Contact: Barbara Ball
The faculty members working within the Sonography program area have developed a plan focused on evaluating their students' skills through 3 rotations and 3 clinical evaluations. The faculty would like to gather several years' worth of data to assess student performance over time. All students assessed this year were performing at a level appropriate for those about to graduate; the program will continue to emphasize communication skills. Please contact Barbara Ball for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
28
Sound and Music Technology
Contact: Wendy Hawkinson
The faculty members working within the Sound and Music Technology program area have developed a plan that includes the assessment of student competencies in their use of MIDI software along with the protocol expected of professionals in the field. As a result of this assessment the faculty members plan to diversify the scenarios that students respond to, while they also plan to emphasize the importance of following directions and listening skills specific to working with clients. Please contact Wendy Hawkinson for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
29
Speech
Contact: Liza Schellpfeffer
The faculty members working within the Speech program area have developed a plan that draws on an assessment of students' ability to deliver an informative speech extemporaneously. The faculty members use one of the VALUE rubrics for oral communications developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and they have refined the process over the summer for administration in Fall 2012 and onwards. Please contact Liza Schellpfeffer for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
30
Student Life Skills
Contact: Chip Turner
The faculty members working within the Student Life Skills program area have developed a plan drawing on student artifacts (Learning Reflections) from the Study Skills section of the Course Portfolio. Students achieved approximately 40% of the learning objectives, and as part of the next steps they are pursuing faculty development geared at teaching strategies for the SLS 1122 Learning Portfolio and updated materials for new and returning faculty members. Please contact Chip Turner for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)

Academic Planning Rubric
Career Exploration Rubric
Self Discovery Rubric
Study Skills Rubric
Portfolio Grading Rubric

31
Theater, Drama/Dramatic Arts (AA Pre-Major)
Contact: Julia Gagne
The faculty members working within the Theater, Drama/Dramatic Arts (AA Pre-Major) program area have developed a plan which includes the analysis of student competencies demonstrated within a rehearsal and performance of scenes from dramatic literature, evaluated by a rubric, a checklist, and post-performance critiques. After the most recent analysis, the faculty members are refining the checklist, revising several of the program outcomes, and reviewing course outlines. Please contact Julia Gagne for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  

 

 

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