Carolina State University
Academic Program Review (UAPR)
Moving Forward in Detail with Our
Eyes Focused on the Prize
Creek Golf Club
4621 Shady Greens
May 16-17, 2002
The following proposal has been developed
in detailed conversation with Peggy Maki and informed by the preliminary
results of the One-Minute Surveys.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide
the Committee on Undergraduate Academic Program Review (CUPR) with the
vocabulary and shared vision to engage in the next phase of UAPR at
NC State - moving forward in detail with our eyes focused on the
prize. As you read through
this proposed workshop schedule, please understand that it was designed
to be flexible. As a matter
of fact, it may be helpful to think of the analogy that there are several
ways to get to California from North Carolina. In the early days of travel, someone had to
be the first to forge the way. There
were no road maps and there were no road signs. Travelers had to be flexible, yet reflective in their planning without
losing their sense of direction, so as not to get caught in the Rocky
Mountains in the dead of winter. (other metaphors like wondering in
the wilderness also work here grin)
What we are trying to do here is not provide
you with the details of understanding specific assessment methods and
analyzing assessment plans. We
will make time for you to practice your skills in those areas, but not
during this workshop, as that is not the best use of Peggy's time.
We are fortunate that we have the expertise on this campus to
learn assessment methods from our colleagues and we have plenty of assessment
plans to practice on this summer and next year.
What we often don't have time for is reflection on where we are
going. We are, in fact, leading the nation in this
endeavor and we take that responsibility, challenge, opportunity, and
honor very seriously.
Your feedback is needed in order to make
this a meaningful experience. Please
review this schedule after having read the attached Maki article and
reviewing the attached PowerPoint presentations.
Jon has scheduled time to discuss this proposed workshop schedule
at the next CUPR meeting. Thank
- 9:00 a.m. Continental
- 9:20a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Purpose of Workshop -
- 9:40 a.m. Report
of Accomplishments of UAPR and Discussion of One-Minute Survey Results-
Learning About Student Learning - How Our Culture May Evolve
- Peggy Maki
- 10:45 a.m.
Break with stimulus thought - Where Do we Need to Go Next?
Share Thoughts on Where We Need to Go Next with Peggy Maki
Responding - Use Peggy's article, data from Faculty Outcomes Survey,
and One-Minute Survey for stimulus
- 1:30 p.m. Lunch and
stimulus thought - How do we Stimulate People to Engage in Assessment?
How do we get them to see the bigger picture?
- 3:00 p.m. Share thoughts
on what resources we should be providing to support people and how
best to provide those resources with Peggy Responding
p.m. Break with stimulus thought - How
do we Better Communicate what we Do and the Resources we have to Offer?
p.m. Share Thoughts on How we Better
Communicate What we Do and the Resources we Have to Offer with Peggy
- 4:45 p.m. Putting
on the Greens as opposed to Dressing up in Collards (putters
and balls will be supplied free of charge by Crooked Creek)
- 7:00 p.m. Reception
with Cash Bar
- 9:00 a.m. Continental
- 9:30 a.m.
Summary of Previous Day's Decisions and Remaining Questions
- Peggy Maki
- 10:30 a.m.
Discuss remaining questions.
If no questions left - discuss what kind of training CUPR
members feel they still need. How do we best provide that? Do CUPR and the
UAPR facilitators understand their evolving roles?
- 1:30 p.m. Lunch with
stimulus thought - Reviewing
assessment plans holistically using the Rubric- what do we conceptually
have to know?
- 2:30 p.m. Discuss
Reviewing assessment plans using the Rubric- what we conceptually
have to know- Peggy Maki
- 3:30 p.m. Break with
stimulus Thought - How do we Move the Campus Community to the Bigger
Picture and What else do we need to Discuss?
- 4:30 p.m. Finish the
business of the workshop - Peggy Maki