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Assessment at GVSU

Video: GVSU Assessment Philosophy

Assessment philosophy and transition:

  • 0:52 shift from goals to outcomes 
  • 3:44 from WEAVE to GVAssess
  • 6:52 converting assessment plans
  • 13:44 the new assessment process

Video: GVAdvance Overview

Overview of GVAdvance:

  • 0:50 username & home entity
  • 2:00 access levels
  • 2:34 glossary & user guides
  • 3:25 viewing other units’ materials
  • 4:29 reviewing your sub-entities
  • 4:44 viewing historical documents
  • 5:06 feedback & reviews
  • 5:27 viewing reports
  • 5:48 GVPlan, GVStability, GVReview
  • 6:48 adding users

Video: Creating your Assessment Plan

Maintaining an assessment plan in GVAdvance:

  • 0:28 entering outcomes
  • 1:56 curriculum mapping
  • 5:07 entering objectives
  • 6:23 adding measures
  • 12:50 reporting
  • 13:44 closing the loop
  • 20:05 archiving outcomes
  • 20:49 finalized items summary
  • 21:36 view plan
  • 22:12 checking feedback

Templates - for offline planning

Assessment Planning Grid

Assessment Overview
(SLO+Objective+Measure) x Program

Note: This template is an optional first step, not a replacement, for entering plan information into GVAssess.

Assessment Calendar Example

Assessment Calendar
(SLO+Objectives) x (Course | Semester)

SAIL Curriculum Mapping

SAIL Curriculum Mapping Template
Course x SLO x (Status | Type)

  • Download Template (Excel)
  • Example: Nursing (PDF)

GVAssess Tip

Manage your labels. Outcomes into GVAssess are displayed for the entire department to allow ‘sharing’ among the degree programs. Because Outcomes are sorted alphabetically by the "Student Outcome Label" in GVAssess, you can use prefix codes to keep related outcomes clustered together throughout the site.

Example 1: Mathematics uses codes to group outcomes by program: Outcomes A, B, C, and D are general, but ELE-A, ELE-B, SEC-A, and SEC-B are unique to the elementary (ELE) and secondary (SEC) education emphases. 

Example 2: Movement Science uses codes to group by skill-type: Outcomes A-AT and A-SC relate to collaboration (A), while B-AT, B-CES, B-ES, and B-HFI all relate to critical thinking (B).

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