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Provost Award for Excellence in Program Assessment

Excellence in Assessment Award

This award is for programs that have a top score on both their plan and report and whose reviewer comments highlight this impressive work.  This program does it all: communicates learning outcomes, aligns well with the university outcomes, reflects on outcomes not met, engages stakeholders at a high level, and makes data-based changes to classes and the program as a whole.  This program is a shining star.

2020 Winner: Radiation Therapy

2020 Winner: Radiation Therapy

EIA Awardee
Kristi Tonning, M.S., RT(T)
EIA Awardee
Maria Thompson, B.S., RT(T)

Stakeholder and Data Engagement Commendation

Stakeholder Engagement Award

This commendation is for programs that have top scores on their engagement of stakeholders and all categories of “closing the loop”.  This program analyzes their assessment data along with stakeholders like students, staff, alumni, and employers to implement changes to the way they do things with the goal of improving student learning.  They consult, collaborate with, and enable stakeholders.  This program is action-oriented and makes informed decisions.

  • Nursing BS - Monmouth
  • Dietetic Internship (BCRT-CD)
  • Pharmacy (PHARMD-PHRM)
  • Nursing BS PDX Accelerated Bacc.
  • Biomedical Informatics (PHD-BMI)
  • Biomedical Informatics (MBI-BMI)
  • Nursing BS Portland 3 Year
  • Nursing BS Portland Post AAS Transfer
  • Nurse Midwifery (MN-NMID)
  • Physician Assistant (MPAS-PHAS)
  • Bioinformatics Computation Biomed (PHD-BCB)
  • Radiation Therapy (BS-RATH)
  • Nursing Education (MN-NEDU)
  • Biomedical Informatics (MS-BMI)
  • Nursing BS - RNBS
  • Nursing BS - La Grande
  • Nursing BS - Klamath Falls
  • Medicine (MD-MD)
  • Human Nutrition (MS-HNUT)

Apply for three new awards in Fall 2020!

Interested programs will submit short applications for these awards by Dec 1, 2020 to be awarded in Spring 2021.  A small review committee made up of faculty and staff outside of the Assessment Council will review submitted applications.  More information will be posted on O2 in August.

Assessment Transparency Award

Transparency in Assessment Award

Inspired by NILOA’s transparency framework, this award is for programs who clearly communicate with learners and the public.  This includes prominently posted learning outcomes, clearly worded and interpreted key assessment of student learning results, data on graduation rates, pass rates, and job placement.  The program keeps this section of their website updated regularly and describes continual, specific improvements taking place.  This program is honest and shares visibly how well it is meeting its goals.

Assessment Scholarship Award

Scholarship In Assessment Award

This award is for programs who are taking their assessment work a step further and engaging in assessing student learning from a researcher’s perspective.  They are presenting at conferences about assessment and participating regionally or nationally in professional organizations that address assessment.  They are publishing articles that highlight innovative ways they have approached assessment or rigorous assessment research.  This program is part of the assessment conversation.

Equity in Assessment Award

Equity in Assessment Award

This award is for programs who are inclusive in their assessment of student learning.  They disaggregate their data to examine whether any groups of students need to be better supported.  They evaluate and update their assessments with universal design principles in mind, allowing students to demonstrate learning in multiple ways.  They actively involve and empower learners as partners in the assessment process with the goal of creating a more culturally responsive learning environment.  This program considers the student population being served and is mindful of systems of power and oppression that might impact learning.