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Institutional Assessment - Columbus State University

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Institutional Assessment

Assessment Reporting

Assessment Software - Taskstream (found in MyCSU)

Assessment Policy

Below is the list of the different rubrics that will be used to review the annual reports from the different types of departments. Please click to view each rubric.

Academic Program Review Rubric (PDF)

Associates and Certificates Review Rubric (PDF)

Business and Finance Review Rubric (PDF)

Departmental Annual Review Rubric (PDF)

Departmental Annual Review with SLOs Rubric (PDF)

Dean's Annual Report Due:   July 15

Executive Leadership Team's Annual Report Due:  July  15

Template for Dean's Annual Report (PDF)

Template for Executive Leadership's Annual Report (PDF)

CPR Instructions and Program Review Schedule

Review Past Comprehensive Program Reviews

Email Tim Howard if you have questions: thoward@columbusstate.edu

The General Education Assessment Process has one goal: to improve student learning in the Core Curriculum. It does this by setting outcomes, assessing student work, and providing faculty the data they need to improve their core courses. In 2017, CSU embarked on a five-year Comprehensive Program Review of its General Education, the details of which are available at the links on this page. The Assessment Process is always open to improvement. Please review the plan below and submit feedback at the link to help the General Education Committee keep the Assessment Process on a track of continuous improvement.


CSU's General Education 


Outcome Assessment Rubrics


University System Of Georgia Policies


General Education Committee

Events

Non-academic Department Annual Report Virtual Training – Due June 15 in Taskstream

Audience: This training is for individuals who complete annual reports for the department in Taskstream (i.e. Human Resources, Residence Life, Career, Faculty Development, COOL, Honors, Servant Leadership, Oxbow Meadows, Purchasing, etc.).

Please contact Ismael Bhatti for technical assistance or Tim Howard for reporting instructions.
Refresher and training opportunities are under development.


Academic Program Reviews (APRs) Virtual Training – Due Sept 15 in Taskstream

Audience: This training is chairs, program coordinators, and other individuals who complete annual reports in Taskstream for degree programs to include Nexus, Certificates, Associates, Undergraduate Degrees, Graduate Degrees.

Please contact Ismael Bhatti for technical assistance or Tim Howard for reporting instructions.
Refresher and training opportunities are under development.


Consultation and Training

Contact Tim Howard at thoward@columbusstate.edu

Annual Reporting Due Date
Department Annual Report - This is for all departments that have directors (i.e. HR, Residence Life, Career, Faculty Development, COOL, Honors, Servant Leadership, etc.).
  • Trainings will occur May and June
June 15
Departments (not academic) will put their goals into Taskstream for upcoming academic year. Sept 15
Academic Program Review Annual Reports - This is for programs that offer degrees to include Nexus, Certificates, Associates, Undergraduate Degrees, Graduate Degrees.
  • Trainings will occur August and September
Sept 15

Deans or Designee reviews and approves Annual Program Review Reports.

Sept 30

Vice Presidents or Designee reviews and approves all department reports by this date.

June 30
College Dean's Annual Report July 15
Executive Leadership Team's Annual Report July 15

Departmental Reports 

Advancement

Budget Office

Bursar's Office

Recruitment and Admissions

October 30
Institutional Strategic Plan Annual Report October 30

Annual Assessment Timelines

Note: If due date falls on Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is on the Friday prior to the weekend.

Data and Survey Results

Alumni Engagement Survey Fall 2018

Basic Needs Survey (food security, housing insecurity, homelessness) Fall 2017

Book Cost Designation - Fall 2019

Learning mindsets matter

Mindsets are our beliefs and perceptions about learning. They shape how we interpret difficulty, and research shows they are critical predictors of academic performance, persistence, and motivation. We are primarily interested in three main learning mindsets.

Growth Mindset
Belief that intelligence can be developed.

Purpose and Value
Belief that schoolwork is valuable because it's personally relevant.

Social Belonging
Belief that one is connected to and respected by peers, cared for by teachers and mentors, and fits in with the culture.

Academic Mindset Fall 2019 Survey Results

Fall 2018

This year our office wanted to make the results easily accessible to those who need it. Below you will find four different excel files. Each college has its own excel file. This will enable them to filter the results by each department as well. For your convenience, the University Comprehensive results are included in each excel file.

Please reach out if you have any questions about the results.

College of Letter and Sciences Results

College of the Arts Results

Turner College of Business Results

College of Education and Health Profession Results


Fall 2017

Fall 2016

Fall 2015 (PDF)

Assessment Toolkit

Developing Student Learning Outcomes

AAC&U Value Rubrics

NILOA - Resource Library for Assessment


Upcoming Institutional Surveys


Contact

Dr. Tim Howard, Vice Provost and SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation Liaison
thoward@columbusstate.edu
Richards Hall 308
706-507-8252

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