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. 

Higher Learning Commission Defines Co-Curricular Activities


Learning activities, programs and experiences that reinforce the institution’s mission and values and complement the formal curriculum. Examples: Study abroad, student-faculty research experiences, service learning, professional clubs or organization, athletics, honor societies, career services, etc. (Source: HLC)

These assessments processes are also intended to serve as evidence that UW-River Falls is in alignment with the HLC Criteria:

  • 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


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.  

  • 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 assessment 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 Resources


Assessment Books Available from the Library

Co-Curricular Assessment Plans and Reports

Unit

Plan     

Report        

Ability Services

Plan
2018-19

Report
2022-23

Athletics

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

Campus Recreation

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

Career Services

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

C.H.I.L.D Center

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

Counseling and Student Health Services

Plan
2017-18

Report
2021-22

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Plan
2021-22

Report
2021-22

Division of Technology Services (DoTS)

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

Honors Program

Plan
2021-22

Report
2021-22

Financial Aid

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

International Education

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

Library

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

McNair Scholars Program

Plan
2020-21

Report
2020-21

New Student and Family Programs

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

Registrar's Office

Plan
2020-21

Report
2020-21

Residence Life

Plan
2020-21

Report
2020-21

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

Student Support Services

Plan
2020-21

Report
2020-21

Tutoring Center: Agricultural Sciences

Plan
2022-23

Report
2022-23

Tutoring Center: Business/CSIS

Plan
2022-23

Report
2022-23

Tutoring Center: Chemistry

Plan
2022-23

Report
2022-23

Tutoring Center: English as a Second Language

Plan
2022-23

Report
2022-23

Tutoring Center: Math Help

Plan
2022-23

Report
2022-23

Tutoring Center: Physics

Plan
2022-23

Report
2022-23

Tutoring Center: Writing

Plan
2022-23

Report
2022-23

Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

University Center

Plan
2019-20

Report
2020-21

Veteran Services

Plan
2021-22

Report
2021-22

Co-Curricular Assessment Schedule

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

Athletics

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: Agricultural Sciences

McNair Scholars

Honors Program

Tutoring Center: Business/CSIS

New Student and Family Programs (NSFP)

International Education

Tutoring Center: Chemistry

Residence Life

Registrar's Office

Tutoring Center: English as a Second Language

University Center

Student Support Services

Tutoring Center: Math Help

 

Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities

Tutoring Center: Physics

 

Veteran Services 

Tutoring Center: Writing

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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures related to co-curricular assessment (e.g., expectations, learning outcomes, assessment plans, assessment reports, reporting schedules, reviews).
  • Advise units and programs on co-curricular assessment issues (e.g., definitions).
  • Review co-curricular assessment plans and reports.
  • Maintain communication about co-curricular assessment with the Provost’s Office and other appropriate committees, administrative bodies, programs, and units.
  • 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

Kathleen Hunzer

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

 

 

Faculty Senate

Faculty

Chris Hergenrader

2020-2023

Faculty Senate

University Staff

Robert Rust

2019-2022

University Staff Senate

Student

 

 

Student Senate

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