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Spring 2015-16

  • Seeking National Accreditation for the School of Education: A Conversation with Sarah Ulrich

    One of the roles of the Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Effectiveness is to support all accreditation efforts, be they programmatic or regional.  Currently there are 30+ different accrediting bodies that review and work with programs across the Drexel Campus. Institutions that seek accreditation can do so from a wide range of accrediting organizations -- from national bodies that are oriented to a particular type of institution, to regional organizations (MSCHE) that encompass a wide range of institution types, to specialized organizations that focus on a single discipline or profession such as the School of Education.  Drexel’s School of Education (SoE) is currently seeking accreditation at the National level from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  Recently we had a discussion with Sarah Ulrich, Associate Clinical Professor and the Director of Teacher Certification Programs for the School of Education to speak about this process. 
  • Drexel and ETS – Perfect Together

    In early January, ETS representatives paid a visit to the Office of the Provost with news of a new assessment suite in development to be known as the HEIghten™ Outcomes Assessment Suite. The HEIghten™ Outcomes Assessment Suite is modular, actionable and easy to use. HEIghten™ allows institutions like Drexel to document student learning outcomes in conjunction with internal assessments for accreditation and curriculum improvement.

  • Faculty Helping Faculty: The New Assessment Fellows Program

    Currently on campus, there are faculty members who are participating in the assessment of teaching and learning in an exemplary fashion. As on any other campus, however it is sometimes difficult to show the importance of assessment as well as provide training opportunities, since the common perception is that assessment is both an outgrowth of an increased federal regulatory environment, and a "push down" effort by regional and program specific accreditation bodies. The Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Effectiveness under the purview of the Provost, seeks to initiate an Assessment Fellows program which we believe, will remediate that issue and provide tremendous benefit across the Drexel community.  Selected Fellows will be the conduits to other interested faculty members who would like to develop assessment plans and practices to foster continuous improvement in their courses and programs regardless of mandate or compliance requirements.