Q: Looking back, what do you think made your implementation so successful?
A: A big factor was the ongoing collaboration and support between the Office of Assessment and Accreditation (OAA), college leadership, and faculty. Another was the overall commitment to continuous improvement from our faculty. OAA staff provides ongoing support to faculty and students through trainings, webinars, email/phone correspondence, and one-on-one meetings as needed to ensure the data collection process runs smoothly each semester. During the early stages of implementation, OAA provided training to all faculty of key assessment courses in our initial licensure programs first. Once this process was in place and successful, we started inviting other faculty and staff members to work with us to determine ways in which the system would best support their work.
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