UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

  • June 18, 2019 Co-Curricular Assessment Workshop
  • Cara Rubis, Amy Lloyd, and Karla Thoennes
  • James Corbett, Amy Riddle-Swanson, and Rose Rude
  • Sara Peters and Laura Boche
  • Sean Leek
  • Melissa Wilson
  • Wes Chapin, Maureen Olle-LaJoie, and Sierra Howry

 June 18, 2019 Co-Curricular Assessment Workshop

 

Assessment

Co-Curricular Assessment

UW-River Falls is committed to providing excellent educational experiences in all of its program, including co-curricular activities.  Co-curricular activities encompass both Student Affairs and many other academic and non-academic units on campus. 

Co-curricular refers to activities, programs, and learning experiences that complement, in some way, what students are learning in school—i.e., experiences that are connected to or mirror the academic curriculum.  Co-curricular activities are typically, but not always, defined by their separation from academic courses. For example, they are ungraded, they do not allow students to earn academic credit, they may take place outside of school or after regular school hours, and they may be operated by outside organizations.  (Source:  EdGlossary)

Each unit is expected to submit a co-curricular assessment plan that includes identified learning outcomes and methods to collect and assess data related to these outcomes.  Subsequently, each unit provides periodic updated assessment plans and assessment reports that are reviewed by the Co-Curricular Assessment Committee on a regular cycle.  The co-curricular assessment plans and reports are written following committee-defined rubrics.  Information about each part of the assessment processes can be located below.  These assessments processes are also intended to serve as evidence that UW-River Falls is in alignment with the HLC Criteria and sub-components noted below.

  • 3.E.1. "Co-curricular programs are suited to the institution's mission and contribute to the educational experience of its students."
  • 4.B.2. "The institution assesses achievement of the learning outcomes that it claims for its curricular and co-curricular programs."

Co-Curricular Assessment Process

  • Rotation Schedule:  Each unit submits its co-curricular assessment plan and report every three years.
  • Reporting Time Frame:  Reports cover the three previous fiscal years (e.g., for an assessment report due in 2022, the assessment report includes the previous three fiscal years (i.e., FY20, FY21, and FY22).  In the initial years of participation, the reporting timeframe will reflect the period from the time the co-curricular asssessment plan was written until June 30 of the reporting year.
  • Steps in the Process
    • Units compile their assessment plans following a co-curricular assessment plan rubric, and a co-curricular assessment plan template.  Units also compile their assessment reports using a co-curricular assessment report rubric.  In the first year, units submit only the co-curricular assessment plan.
    • Division heads receive the assessment plans and reports by the second Monday in September of the reporting year and review them by the fourth Monday in September.  If revisions are needed, the documents are returned to the unit, which must respond to the division head by the third Monday in October.  The division head forwards assessment plans and reports to the Co-Curricular Assessment Committee no later than the fourth Monday in October.
    • The Co-Curricular Assessment Committee reviews the assessment plans and reports and provides feedback to the unit by the end of February.

Note:  Campus jobs for students can be considered co-curricular but including them in plans and reports is optional.

Co-Curricular Assessment Plans and Reports

Unit

Plan

Report

Ability Services

Plan

Report

Athletics

Plan

Report

Campus Recreation

Plan

Report

Career Services

Plan

Report

Child Care Center

Plan

Report

Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Plan

Report

Counseling and Student Health Services

Plan

Report

Division of Technology Services

Plan

Report

Honors Program

Plan

Report

Financial Aid

Plan

Report

International Education

Plan

Report

Library

Plan

Report

McNair Scholars Program

Plan

Report

New Student and Family Programs

Plan

Report

Registrar's Office

Plan

Report

Residence Life

Plan

Report

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Plan

Report

Student Support Services

Plan

Report

Tutoring Center: Agricultural Sciences

Plan

Report

Tutoring Center: Business/CSIS

Plan

Report

Turoring Center: Chemistry

Plan

Report

Tutoring Center: English as a Second Language

Plan

Report

Tutoring Center: Math Help

Plan

Report

Tutoring Center: Physics

Plan

Report

Tutoring Center: Writing

Plan

Report

Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities

Plan

Report

University Center

Plan

Report

Veteran Services

Plan

Report

Co-Curricular Assessment Schedule

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

Athletics

Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Ability Services

Campus Recreation

Counseling and Student Health

Child Care Center

Career Services

Division of Technology Services

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Library

Financial Aid

Tutoring Center: Agriculatural Sciences

McNair Scholars

Honors Program

Tutoring Center: Business/CSIS

Residence Life

International Education

Tutoring Center: Chemistry

University Center

Registrar's Office

Tutoring Center: English as a Second Language

New Student and Family Programs (NSFP)

Student Support Services

Tutoring Center: Physics

 

Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities

Tutoring Center: Writing

 

Vetran Services 

Tutoring Center: Math Help

Co-Curricular Assessment Committee


Charge:
To ensure appropriate definitions, expectations, policies and procedures, and oversight related to co-curricular assessment are developed and implemented.  Issues that are “out of scope” include activities that are already part of  academic program prioritization, academic program audit and review and/or academic assessment. 

Responsibilies:

  1. Develop and implement policies and procedures related to co-curricular assessment (e.g., expectations, learning outcomes, assessment plans, assessment reports, reporting schedules, reviews).

  2. Advise units and programs on co-curricular assessment issues (e.g., definitions).

  3. Review co-curricular assessment plans and reports.

  4. Maintain communication about co-curricular assessment with the Provost’s Office and other appropriate committees, administrative bodies, programs, and units.

  5. Support initiatives related to co-curricular activities.

Terms: 
Three  years, staggered, for the academic staff, university staff, and faculty members, and one-year terms for the student member.

Membership: (All members are voting members)

Member

Name

Term

Confirming Body

Provost or Designee

Wes Chapin (Chair)

Indefinite

N/A

Assistant Chancellor for Student Affairs or Designee

Karla Thoennes

Indefinite

N/A

Director of the Library

Maureen Olle-Lajoie

Indefinite

N/A

Academic Staff

Amy Lloyd

2018-2021

Academic Staff Council

Academic Staff

Kellen Wells-Mangold

2017-2020

Academic Staff Council

Academic Staff

McKenna Pfeiffer

2019-2022

Academic Staff Council

Faculty

Jim Graham

2018-2021

Faculty Senate

Faculty

 

2019-2022

Faculty Senate

University Staff

Robert Rust

2019-2022

University Staff Senate

Student

Tate Schlichting

2018-2019

Student Senate

Contact Us

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