Assessment and Program Review

Assessment Revolutionary Recognition Program 2021

ABOUT

The Assessment Revolutionary Recognition Program celebrates the exceptional efforts of Cal Poly Pomona faculty who improve student learning and the learning environment by developing and implementing closing-the-loop strategies and changes (to teaching, curriculum, or instructional design) in response to assessment data at the program, college, or institutional level.

Recipients are featured on the OAPR website and are recognized at the Annual Cal Poly Pomona Summer Assessment Institute. Recipients advance teaching and learning at Cal Poly Pomona by sharing their strategies as a part of the Assessment Revolutionary Recognition Program Presentation Series the following academic year.

Nominations for the 2021 Assessment Revolutionary Recognition Program are due December 1, 2021.

 FAQs

Why should I nominate myself or another award for the Assessment Revolutionary Recognition Program?

The Assessment Revolutionary Recognition is a competitive university-level award. In addition to validating the great work of recipients to improve student learning, this award also distinguishes the recipients as campus leaders in the area of academic assessment.

How are recipients selected?

Nominate your own efforts or those of colleagues using the nomination form on the OAPR website. The Office of Assessment and Program Review (OAPR) will review all nominations with a selection committee including students, faculty and OAPR staff. 

What’s involved if I get selected?

Recipients are featured on the OAPR website and are recognized at the Annual Cal Poly Pomona Summer Assessment Institute. Award announcements are circulated across the Cal Poly Pomona campus. Recipients further advance teaching and learning at Cal Poly Pomona by sharing their strategies as a part of the Assessment Revolutionary Recognition Program Presentation Series the following academic year. This speaking opportunity provides the campus an opportunity that further celebrates the accomplishments of recipients and demonstrates revolutionary “closing the loop” techniques to others.

What are the Assessment Revolutionary Recognition criteria?

Changes align with assessment outcome(s) and findings. Clear evidence was used as the basis for changes, and the rationale for how the closing the loop strategy addressed that evidence is well-articulated.

Strategies are innovative and/or especially meaningful. Novel, creative, and/or carefully-crafted techniques were used to address learning outcomes.

Efficacy of changes are (or will be) measured. Changes in SLO performance are measured, and evidence is shared to evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies; OR that a detailed plan to implement this criteria is articulated.

Practices are inclusive. Consideration was (or will be) given to the diversity of student learners to strive for equity in assessment and academic practices.

Bonus question: Practices are scalable and/or adaptable to other programs. Practices may be easily adapted by other programs. The focus is on the process, and not the content of the close-the-loop strategy.

NOMINATION QUESTIONS

  • What assessment data (outcomes, findings, discussions, etc.) did you use to inform the closing-the-loop changes made by the program? (150-word limit)
  • Describe the closing-the-loop strategy used to respond to the program’s assessment data? (150-word limit)
  • Address how the changes have been (or will be) measured and shared to determine if improvements in SLO performance have been made. (150-word limit)
  • Describe how equity amongst our diverse student learners in closing-the-loop assessment practices is/was considered. (150-word limit)
  • To what extent can this activity be scaled or adapted by other programs?  (100-word limit)

Past Award Recipients