Location

Cheatham 212

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 2:30 PM

End Date

27-3-2010 3:00 PM

Description

In recent years, there has been a trend requiring outcomes‐based assessment of student learning in all academic programs. Most of the major accreditation entities have revised their standards to reflect this trend. The Society of American Foresters (SAF), the accrediting body for the nation’s forestry programs has also moved in this direction. The School of Forest Resources (SFR) in the University of Arkansas at Monticello has taken an active role in revising its model for student learning and program assessment. SFR’s two‐tier model is an effort to link student learning and program assessment in a way that is meaningful and practical. This presentation will discuss the specifics of this model and share some of the lessons learned from several years of discussions, phased implementation, and fine‐tuning.

Comments

Citation: Mehmood, S.R. 2010. Assessing student learning in natural resources: recent efforts at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Curricula and Assessment, Paper Number 7. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Cirricula/7/

 
Mar 27th, 2:30 PM Mar 27th, 3:00 PM

Assessing Student Learning in Natural Resources: Recent Efforts at the University of Arkansas at Monticello

Cheatham 212

In recent years, there has been a trend requiring outcomes‐based assessment of student learning in all academic programs. Most of the major accreditation entities have revised their standards to reflect this trend. The Society of American Foresters (SAF), the accrediting body for the nation’s forestry programs has also moved in this direction. The School of Forest Resources (SFR) in the University of Arkansas at Monticello has taken an active role in revising its model for student learning and program assessment. SFR’s two‐tier model is an effort to link student learning and program assessment in a way that is meaningful and practical. This presentation will discuss the specifics of this model and share some of the lessons learned from several years of discussions, phased implementation, and fine‐tuning.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Cirricula/7