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Three programs recognized for assessment work

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Three College of Human Ecology programs were recognized for outstanding achievements in student learning assessment recently at the Office of Assessment’s fall 2011 showcase.

Marriage and family therapy was awarded for outstanding leadership and initiative in student learning assessment.

“Dr. Sandra Stith and her marriage and family therapy program faculty colleagues received their award for their ability to evaluate and document their graduate student courses and students' achievements of very specific learning outcomes, and for doing that in the context of a nationally accredited program,” Maurice MacDonald, director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

Personal financial planning was honored for a well-designed assessment process that demonstrates program improvement.

“John Grable, Kristy Archuleta, and Sonya Britt were recognized for their careful work to develop a process to monitor the proficiency levels of the students in our PFP doctoral program, which is a hybrid distance education-summer intensive program,” MacDonald commented. “Their creativity for using assessments within courses and aspects of their research teams' progress is outstanding.”

Interior design was recognized for program improvement resulting from faculty discussions of assessments.

“The interior design program faculty continuously assess student learning and apply what they learn to their teaching. Their consistent effort advances the quality of education for interior design students,” said Barbara Anderson, acting head of the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design.

Other awards went to sociology; American ethnic studies; communications studies; food science and industry; Brian Kovar with the Department of Management; Dixie Schierlman, associate dean of student life at K-State Salina; and Levi Esses, assistant director of student life at K-State Salina.

Session information, as well as copies of presentations, may be accessed through the Office of Assessment website.

Prepared by Human Ecology communications

 

This article was posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, College News, Family Studies & Human Services.