Office of Institutional Assessment

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THE MISSION of the Office of Institutional Assessment is to support the University's commitment to academic and operational excellence by facilitating a comprehensive, data-driven system of academic and administrative assessment.  In the pursuit of continuous improvement, the office consults with faculty, staff, administrators, and other stakeholders regarding recognized best practices, strategies, and standards. In addition, the office facilitates assessment activities in compliance with SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation.

July 7. 2020: Please note, as of July 7, 2020, Campus Labs has become known as Anthology. Please read here for more information. While we do not anticipate a disruption in services, more information will be posted at the primary Campus Labs page as we learn what this means for Clemson University.

June 11, 2020: The Office of Institutional Assessment continues to build our online resources for our campus. We are happy to announce that our first completely online training module, Annual Assessment Basics, is officially published on the Bridge/Tiger Training website. This module covers components and constructs our campus partners will need to be familiar with in order to complete their Annual Assessment plan and report. This module can be accessed here. If you have any faculty or staff in your unit you feel would benefit from this introductory module, please email their names to Abby Baker (aeholco@g.clemson.edu), our office GA, and she can enroll those individuals as students in this course. 

  • Create/Prepare for 2019/2020 Report (Due October 15th)

    We are pleased to announce the 2019/2020 reporting cycle is now open in the Campus Labs Planning module.  The overview is that we have migrated all overarching information and connections from last year. We also updated a few things, such as adding "Other Outcome" and "Results Driven Action" plan item templates. The full details of what we have been updating is available in this memo. An assessment plan is made up of several components called Plan Items in the Planning module. To view our recommended guidelines for a completed assessment plan for the 2019-2020 cycle, please click here. To learn more about each Plan Item, please refer to the following profiles:

    Mission Statement Plan Item Profile

    Goal Plan Item Profile

    Student Learning Outcome Plan Item Profile

    Other Outcome Plan Item Profile

    Measure & Result Plan Item Profile

    Results Driven Action Plan Item Profile

    Executive Summary Plan Item Profile

    Additional Metrics Plan Item Profile

    To learn how to navigate through the Planning Module, such as how to add or edit Plan Items, please refer to the QuickStart Guide. For more information on the 2019/2020 Cycle and Planning, please visit the Planning page.

  • Training Opportunities

    The Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment hosts a number of training opportunities. To best meet the needs of the assessment coordinators across campus, they include a combination of live and at-your-own-speed opportunities. If none of these meet your needs, or you would like to schedule a training for a group, please complete the form here.

    Live

    Campus Labs Planning Introductory Training: This training was developed for new users to the Campus Labs Planning Module. The purpose of this trainings is to provide a space to learn how to complete their annual assessment plan in the Campus Labs Planning Module. The first 30 minutes is dedicated to going through the components and mechanics of the software. We will cover topics from logging into Campus Labs to how to link your different assessment components together, with time for questions as we go along. The last 30 minutes will be dedicated working live in the system. Once you sign-up, you will be sent a worksheet to complete beforehand that we will then add into Planning. Trainings will be limited to 8 people per session. Additional offerings for each will be added as needed. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a training or meeting for your program/unit, please email Rob Essaf at ressaf@clemson.edu. Introductory Training Sign-Up Link

    Open Office Hours: The purpose of the open office hours is to provide 1 on 1 time for folks already familiar with the Campus Labs Planning Module to ask questions specific to their areas. The agenda will be determined through communication between OIEA and the participant(s) signed up for each slot.  If additional follow-up is needed, another meeting can be scheduled outside of these hours.  Groups are also more than welcome to sign-up and come together, but please only have 1 person sign-up as the point of contact.  Office Hours Sign-Up Link

    At Your Own Pace

    Annual Assessment Basics: This module covers components and constructs our campus partners will need to be familiar with in order to complete their Annual Assessment plan and report. This module can be accessed here. If you have any faculty or staff in your unit you feel would benefit from this introductory module, please email their names to Abby Baker (aeholco@g.clemson.edu), our office GA, and she can enroll those individuals as students in this course.

     

  • Old News and Announcements

    May 7, 2020: The Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment is hosting introductory trainings for the Campus Labs Planning Module throughout the rest of year. The purpose of this trainings is to provide a space to learn how to complete their annual assessment plan in the Campus Labs Planning Module. The first 30 minutes is dedicated to going through the components and mechanics of the software. We will cover topics from logging into Campus Labs to how to link your different assessment components together, with time for questions as we go along. The last 30 minutes will be dedicated working live in the system. Once you sign-up, you will be sent a worksheet to complete beforehand that we will then add into Planning. Trainings will be limited to 8 people per session. Additional offerings for each will be added as needed. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a training or meeting for your program/unit, please email Rob Essaf at ressaf@clemson.edu. Introductory Training Sign-Up Link

    February 5, 2020: We are pleased to announce the 2019/2020 reporting cycle is now open in the Campus Labs Planning module.  The overview is that we have migrated all overarching information and connections from last year. We also updated a few things, such as adding "Other Outcome" and "Results Driven Action" plan item templates. The full details of what we have been updating is available in this memo. We have also created guidance for what is considered a completed plan for Institutional Assessment. Please note that other requirements (such as accreditation or college/division) may call for something different. Over the next few months, we will continue to update this website with resources, such as the Guidebook and training opportunities. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at assessment@clemson.edu.