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Aug 9, 2021

New Faculty Introduced to NC State’s Pack Proficiencies

As NC State prepares to welcome 62 new faculty for the fall 2021 semester, staff in DASA Assessment and the Office of Assessment and Accreditation are excited to introduce faculty to the Pack Proficiencies! Assessment staff partnered with the Office of Faculty Excellence to include a video module about the Pack Proficiencies, known formally as the… 

Mar 18, 2021

How First Term Survey Data Makes a Difference for Student Success in 2020-2021

In spring 2021, DASA Assessment presented the fall 2020 First Term Survey results to students, faculty and staff across campus through web content and unit-level presentations. Results will be used to inform decisions designed to improve student experiences at NC State. 

Dec 21, 2020

Spring 2021 Assessment Workshops Open for Registration

DASA Assessment is pleased to invite DASA faculty and staff to register for spring workshops in the spring 2021 Assessment Workshop Series. These professional development opportunities provide participants with a strong foundation in assessment methods and best practices. Learn more and register for workshops below. Assessment 101 This session is for DASA faculty and staff… 

May 26, 2020

Updated Resources to Connect Assessment with Theory

The DASA Assessment website Resources page offers “theory sheets” summarizing major bodies of literature and associated measures for selected student success topics. Each theory sheet provides a list of research articles and seminal papers on the relevant topic. 

May 11, 2020

Undergraduate Degree Programs Improve Curricula with General Education Competency Data

As DASA Assessment prepares to assess first-year and senior students in written communication in 2020-2021, we would like to highlight ways that faculty have partnered with our office in the past to collect data on students’ General Education Competencies (also known as "Pack Proficiencies"). 

Mar 27, 2020

Taking Action with Data: Improving Student Sense of Community

Creating community at NC State matters. Through the Retention Foundations Assessment (RFA) process, units in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) used division-wide data to make small changes in an effort to improve students’ sense of community. 

Feb 7, 2020

Spring 2020 Senior Critical and Creative Thinking Assessment

The NC State senior competency assessment for critical and creative thinking will be administered February 17-March 5, 2020. Eligible graduating seniors can sign up for a time to complete the assessment on campus and should check their email for more information and how to register. 

Jan 10, 2020

Academic Program Assessment Reports Due February 28

Annual academic program assessment reports are due to be submitted and routed to department heads by February 28, 2020 in the Academic Program Assessment (APA) Application (go.ncsu.edu/apa). The Office of Assessment is eager to assist faculty in finalizing reports. 

Nov 21, 2019

Critical and Creative Thinking Assessment through TH!NK

Why critical and creative thinking? Critical and creative thinking skills are important for every NC State student to develop. As such, they are part of NC State’s General Education Competency Assessment and the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), otherwise known as TH!NK. Since 2014 the Office of Assessment has partnered with Sue Carson, Director of TH!NK and professor… 

Aug 29, 2019

Recruiting Faculty Partnerships: Oral Communication Assessment

Do your first-year or senior students give individual oral presentations as part of your course or curriculum? NC State faculty from all colleges have resources and support to make the assessment of their students’ oral communication skills easy.