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Assessment | Department of English, Literature and Reading

Helen Doss, PhD
Associate Professor, English         
Assessment Coordinator, Department of English, Literature and Reading​

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  • 2014 Assessment Committee: Professors Bill Marsh, PhD; Bridget Roche, MA; Cydney Topping, MA; Julia Cohen, PhD; Susan Grace, MA; Suzanne Sanders, MA; and Tara Whitehair, MA

  • 2015 Assessment Committee: Professors Anndrea Ellison, MA; Bill Marsh, PhD; Bridget Roche, MA; Julia Cohen, PhD; Suzanne Sanders, MA; Tara Whitehair, MA; MA; Valerie Pell, MFA; and, Vincent Bruckert, MA

  • 2016 Assessment CommitteeProfessors Bill Marsh, PhD; Bridget Roche, MA; Elizabeth Teahan, MA; Julia Cohen, PhD; Ramycia Cooper-McGhee, EdD; Suzanne Sanders, MA; Tara Whitehair, MA; Tatiana Uhoch, MA; Valerie Pell, MFA; and, Vincent Bruckert, MA​
                 

                  

The English, Literature and Reading department’s Assessment Committee seeks to:                 

  1. Measure student learning outcomes (SLOs) achievement in the wide variety of courses offered in writing, reading and literature for degree attainment, transfer and lifelong learning;
  2. Support thoughtful curriculum development and redesign within the disciplines and sub-disciplines in which the department offers courses currently and might plan to offer in the future;
  3. Facilitate reflective and engaged teaching practice in writing, reading and literature; and,
  4. Provide a forum wherein department faculty members may discuss among themselves, within the context of local, national and international discussions, strategies for effective teaching.​

It is essential for subject-matter experts in the department to measure regularly and systematically student learning outcomes (SLOs) achievement in order to:                 

  1. Ensure that the broad range of courses offered meet the learning goals established by the state, district, college and department itself;
  2. Support continuous professional development and reflective practice among instructors of the courses offered in the department;
  3. Foreground academic excellence, learning contexts and teaching strategies in all efforts to measure student experience in departmental courses, i.e., retention, success and persistence; and,
  4. Provide a useful means of pursuing curriculum development, which is normed against student achievement, teacher experience and evolving contemporary approaches to teaching writing, reading and literature.

                  

                  

Assessment Tools                 

ELR English 101 Critical Essay Guide and Rubric (updated in October 2015)   

ELR 101 SLOs Assessment Criteria Definitions (updated in November 2015)   


                  

For a record of the departments assessment work, since 2014, please see the Assessment News newsletter.

FY 2016    

FY 2015                 

FY 2014                

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