provides a range of services to various university stakeholders and
constituencies. The unit consults with and
provides support to campuses, colleges, programs, departments, faculty, staff,
and administrators for university- wide assessment, including general education.
It supports university accreditation efforts and coordinates the program review
process by developing systematic policies and processes, assessment resources
and ensuring that the reporting is designed to keep the university system
informed, engaged, and focused on action.
When requested or warranted, iExcel
will provide workshops and other instructional, pedagogical, or technical
services to academic units.
It also compiles, analyzes, and presents assessment
data to the university community in a form that stresses actionable results
while also working to improve data-level
acuity, precision, and consistency across campus.
The unit will promote the use of assessment instruments and methods that are
embedded within students’ normal learning experiences, engagement with new,
effective developments within the larger assessment community, and the use of
existing and emergent technologies in support of Teaching and Learning Commons
goals, but also work to reduce surveying
and redundant assessment efforts.
The institution’s course level quality assurance system, Quality Matters, is also under the direction of the iExcel unit.
Robynn Shannon, Assistant Director of Assessment and Quality Assurance