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Assessment Team

We use two measures to assess student learning:

We Solve It! Report (Word) & We Solve It! Rubric (Word) (revised March 2019)

We Solve It! Report and Rubric are designed as a universal assignment and measurement to understand our students' learning. They are intended for use across disciplines. The Report was developed based on the feedbacks from faculty and staff, and the Rubric is adopted and modified from AAC&U's LEAP VALUE Problem Solving Rubric and LEAP VALUE Critical Thinking Rubric.

Assign the We Solve It! Report to the students during or after engagement in creative real-world problem solving work. Once the report is submitted, the instructor will score the report according to the rubric.

Using a universal report and rubric across campus will provide cohesiveness to the QEP implementation and experience, and also streamline measurement of the university-wide impact of the QEP.

Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT)

Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT) was developed by Tennessee Tech University. It is "designed to assess a broad range of skills that faculty across the country feel are important components of critical thinking and real world problem solving." All of the questions are derived from real world situations, most requiring short answer essay responses.

Design Team

  • Stephanie da Silva (Design co-chair), COLS (Psychology)
  • Jennifer Newbrey (Design co-chair), COLS (Biology)
  • Susan Hrach, Director, Faculty Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Amanda Rees, COLS, Chair, Teaching and Learning Enhancement (TaLE) Committee
  • Sue Tomkiewicz, Director, RiverPark Honors, COA (Schwob School of Music)
  • Iris Saltiel, COEHP (Counseling, Foundations, & Leadership)
  • Kyle Christensen, COLS (Political Science)
  • Social Research Center (SRC)
  • Jennifer Brown, COEHP (Teacher Education) Chair Institutional Review Board
  • Yuichiro Komatsu, COA (Art)
  • Mark Flynn, Dean, Libraries
  • Kimberly McElveen, Assistant VP, Student Affairs
  • Shamim Khan, TCOBCS (Computer Science)
  • Lyn Riggsby-Gonzalez, Director, Center for Career Development

Dialogue Group

  • Residence Life, Jonathan Lucia
  • Student Affairs, Dan Rose
  • University Relations, Christa Mitchell
  • Library, Paula Adams
  • College of Letters and Science, Stephanie da Silva
  • College of Education and Health Professions, Brian Tyo, Greg Blalock,Tamara Condrey
  • College of the Arts, Chris McCollough
  • TSYS College of Business and Computer Science, Rodrigo Obando
  • Servant Leadership, Stuart Rayfield
  • Students, Cedricia Thomas (grad) and Victoria Hargrove (undergraduate)

Leadership Team

  • Provost's Office, Tom Hackett and Tina Butcher
  • Vice President of Student Affairs, Gina Sheeks
  • Counseling Center, Dan Rose
  • Enrollment Services, Susan Lovell and Kristin Williams
  • University Advancement, Gena Stone
  • Center for International Ed, Neal McCrillis
  • Residence Life, Jonathan Lucia
  • Institutional Research, Jill Massas
  • Foundation Trustee, Spence Sealy
  • Interdisciplinary Programs, Cindy Ticknor
  • Faculty Center, Susan Hrach
  • College Representatives, Robin Snipes (COB), Michele McCrillis (COA), Brian Tyo (COEHP) and Paula Adams (LIB)

CSU QEP Proposal Announcement to Faculty and Staff March 12, 2015 (PDF)

Leadership Team - Phase 4

  • Provost's Office, Tom Hackett and Tina Butcher
  • Vice President of Student Affairs, Gina Sheeks
  • Counseling Center, Dan Rose
  • Enrollment Services, Susan Lovell and Kristin Williams
  • University Advancement, Gena Stone
  • Center for International Ed, Neal McCrillis
  • Residence Life, Jonathan Lucia
  • Institutional Research, Jill Massas
  • Foundation Trustee, Spence Sealy
  • Interdisciplinary Programs, Cindy Ticknor
  • Faculty Center, Susan Hrach
  • College Representatives, Robin Snipes (COB), Michele McCrillis (COA), Brian Tyo (COEHP) and Paula Adams (LIB)
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