PRAC Reporting and Recognition Subcommittee
The PRAC Reporting and Recognition Subcommittee invites PRAC representatives to participate in its efforts to provide guidance and support to colleagues and to recognize exemplary assessment work. This year, the committee will continue to reconsider the PRAC reporting process in light of the study of the state of assessment at IUPUI, the Record of Experiential and Authentic Learning (The Record), and the Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success, and will also recommend ways to reward and recognize exemplary assessment practices at IUPUI. (For this last task, we may identify a small sub-subcommittee, which will meet once or twice in addition to the report review meetings described below.)
The main work of this subcommittee will continue to include reading and reviewing several units’ assessment reports and offering feedback to the units about the reports. The purpose of these reviews is to provide collegial support for improving reports and assessment practices, to identify exemplary reports and practices that other units can consult for guidance, and to ensure that the reports collectively present a clear picture of student learning outcomes assessment at IUPUI and of how assessment results are used to guide improvement. Workload depends on the number of volunteers, but in most years, people have been able to complete their reviews in 3-6 hours.
Members of this subcommittee have an opportunity to learn more about how their colleagues in schools, programs, and administrative units across IUPUI are working to assess and improve student learning. For members who write their own units’ annual Assessment Report, participating in this committee is an excellent way to learn about developing an effective document. Reporting units benefit from the feedback they receive; since we began this annual review in 2011, the quality of the PRAC reports—and, we hope, of the underlying assessment practices—has markedly improved.
We seek members with and without prior experience with this annual review process—so if you have served on this committee in the past, please consider volunteering again. We expect that the group will need to meet three or four times this year to organize and complete the PRAC report review process, and discuss recommended changes to the reporting process. The first meeting typically takes place late in the fall semester, after PRAC reports have been received; and the last meeting is held prior to the May PRAC meeting. We will try to find times for meetings that accommodate as many members’ schedules as possible. More members means less work for each individual member on the reviews of PRAC reports, so we hope that many of you will volunteer to join this year.
- Karen Alfrew, Co-Chair, PRAC Report Review Subcommittee
- Susan Kahn, Co-Chair, PRAC Report Review Subcommittee
- Marta Anton, School of Liberal Arts
- Jeff Barbee, School of Medicine
- Shawn Boyne, School of Law
- Carole Kacius, School of Public Health
- Pamela Morris, IUPU Columbus
- Sonia Ninon, Student Affairs
- Morgan Studer, Center for Service Learning
- Crystal Walcott, IUPU Columbus