The spirit of continuous improvement challenges institutions to move beyond the mere collection of assessment data for reporting’s sake and toward use of results for the development of quality in programs and services. Despite the increasingly high-stakes pressure affixed to assessment processes that often comes via external accrediting bodies, colleges and universities still struggle to onboard key constituents in data documentation, analysis, and reflection. We know directors of institutional effectiveness and assessment spend an inordinate amount of time checking in on completion of assessment reports in an environment where compliance and accountability often dictate cooperation. Inspiring constituents from across the organizational chart to participate in assessment requires a multitude of 'carrots and sticks' strategies you may have practiced with varying degrees of success. In this webinar, we discuss progress monitoring in the Planning tool from the vantage point of the assessment cycle, building accountability into each phase of the process. We highlight research-based concepts and strategies to invigorate your practice that will foster a culture of authentic continuous improvement on campus.
Are you ready to get started building a culture of data intelligence on campus? Download this worksheet and take a magnifying glass to your process. Be sure to connect with your consultant to talk through your results!