Assessment Philosophy

Donnelly College’s assessment framework has been designed to promote continuous program improvement. The faculty, staff, and students of Donnelly College recognize that program improvement can come in many forms, but that without taking time to examine and critically reflect on programmatic and internal operations there will be little chance of making meaningful or significant changes. 

What is Assessment of Student Learning?

Assessment is a systematic collection and analysis of data to improve student learning.  The assessment process collects and analyze data on whether students can demonstrate a set of knowledge and skills after completing a program of study.  It informs curriculum and program improvements.

2017-2018 Assessment Plans

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

DCLO 1. The student will communicate effectively in reading and speaking

PLO 1. The student will demonstrate a scholarly approach to oral and written communications

OL 301 – Students will have the ability to improve analytical, writing, and communications skills.

OL 400 – Students will have the ability to communicate qualities needed for a successful leader.

OL 499  Students will have the ability to show mastery of their decision-making process using applicable leadership theories.

2017-2018 Organizational Leadership Assessment Plan

PRACTICAL NURSING

PLO 1. Student will be able to demonstrate aspects of a safe, effective care of the environment.

2017-2018 Practical Nursing Assessment Plan

REGISTERED NURSING

PLO 1. Effective Communication methods to manage client needs and to interact with other health care team members

NU 206 – Students will have the ability to identify basic nursing skills needed to assess the patient’s health status and the patient’s response to actual health problems.

NU 207 – Students will have the ability to explain disease processes, their causes, their diagnosis, and their treatments for body systems.

NU 208 – Students will have the ability to identify advanced nursing skills needed to thoroughly assess the patient’s health status and the patient’s response to actual health problems.

2017-2018 Registered Nursing Assessment Plan

Writing Assessment Rubric

SUCCESS FIRST

CCS 096 – Student Learning Outcome being assessed:
The student will have the ability to understand writing as a process.
Writing Assessment Rubric

CCS 097 – Student Learning Outcome being assessed:
The student will have the ability to use of pre-reading, reading and post-reading skills with college-level texts to increase comprehension.
Reading Response Journal Assessment Rubric

CCS 040 – Student Learning Outcome being assessed:
Students will have the ability to verbally respond in clear, understandable English.
Oral Presentation Assessment Rubric

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STUDENT SERVICES

Advising – Student Outcomes being assessed:

Students will recognize how participating in the advising experience will asist them in meeting their academic and career goals. 

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Career Services – Student Outcomes being assessed:

Donnelly students should know that Career Services are available and relevant and to take advantage of Career Services' offerings before they leave Donnelly. 

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Student Life – Student Outcomes being assessed:

Students who participate in campus activities will develop a sense of connectedness by gaining exposure to various aspects of a diverse community. 

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Tutoring – Student Outcomes being assessed:

Students who access tutoring on a regular basis (3 or more times a semester) should show greater success in classes overall.

Students who receive tutoring regularly will be more successful in the classes for which they are seeking tutoring than their classmates who do not seek tutoring.

Students who access tutoring should feel more confident and positive about their classes and learning and feel that they are receiving adequate help from caring, capable staff in a welcoming environment.

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URBAN TEACHER EDUCATION

DCLO 1. The student will communicate effectively in reading and speaking

2017-2018 Urban Teacher Education Assessment Plan

2016-2017 Assessment Plans

STUDENT SERVICES

Tutoring – Student Outcomes assessed:

Students who access tutoring should feel more confident and positive about their classes and learning and feel that they are receiving adequate help from caring, capable staff in a welcoming environment.

Students who access tutoring on a regular basis (3 or more times a semester) should show greater success in classes overall.

Students who receive tutoring regularly will be more successful in the classes for which they are seeking tutoring than their classmates who do not seek tutoring.

Download the full 2016-2017 Tutoring Assessment Plan