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Assessment Showcase


Friday, May 9, 2014

8:45 - 10:45am

Murray Function Room


Below are key components and a timeline of events leading up to the
Assessment Showcase.

Monday, February 17, 2014: Identify showcase project and departmental team that will work on this project

Friday, April 11, 2014:
Abstract due

  • Your abstract should be a succinct description of your assessment project and should be between 150 and 200 words. You should begin with a brief introduction of the program or service and the purpose of your assessment, followed by brief summaries of your method, results (including evidence of student learning), and a discussion of how you used or plan to use the results.
  • Abstract should be submitted electronically to Maureen Halton (

Tuesday, May 6, 2014: Electronic copy of poster due

  • Posters should address each of the following components:
    • Program or service (include short description)
    • Learning outcomes of the program or service (if applicable)
    • Assessment method
    • Evidence of student learning (if applicable) and/or other important results
    • Changes made because of assessment results
    • Implications for other programs/services on campus (if applicable)
  • Information about poster creation and printing can be found here.
  • Electronic version of poster (e.g., PDF) should be emailed to Maureen Halton (            
    • If you are using a tri-fold board for your poster, you may email a photo of the board to Maureen
  • Additional suggestions for your poster:
    • Be concise, yet make sure to include relevant information
    • Highlight the successes, challenges, and lessons learned on your poster
    • Additional supporting materials may be set out on your table, including (but not limited to):
      • Photos
      • Tools used (e.g., survey, focus group protocol)
      • Relevant data
      • Mission statement of the department

Friday, May 9, 2014: Assessment Showcase

  • Remember to arrive early!


Award winners:

Best Visual Presentation

  • Office of Residential Life: "Fly Like an Eagle," Year Two (Pathways Program)

Best Learning Outcomes

  • University Health Services: "Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer"

Best Overall Project and Poster

  • Office of Health Promotion: "Brief Alcohol Screening and Invervention for College Students (BASICS)"

To view last year's showcase abstracts, click here.