Worcester State University
Institutional Assessment


A new faculty learning community has been established—the Assessment Fellows. Eight faculty members have formed the first cohort:

Elena Braynova, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science

Thomas Conroy, Assistant Professor and Department Chair, Urban Studies

Nirvana Filoramo, Assistant Professor, Biology

Sue Foo, Associate Professor, Education

Tona Hangen, Associate Professor, History and Political Science

Samuel O’Connell, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, Theme Semester Director

Steven Oliver, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Biology

Karl Wurst, Professor, Computer Science


Working closely with Chairs and department faculty, Assessment Fellows coordinate, support and scaffold student learning outcomes assessment processes in their respective schools, as well as share knowledge with colleagues across the university. Specific responsibilities also include meeting twice per semester as a group to share progress and discuss successes and challenges; attending special workshops and training sessions specifically designed for Assessment Fellows; and provide support for the program review teams during the year. Each Fellow will identify their assessment interests and strengths and will act as lead in those areas. In general, the Fellows will work with campus constituents to assist in the development of assessment methods, collection and analysis of data, and communication of findings and use of results to improve student learning and teaching to the university community at the annual Assessment Exchange.  


  AAC&U Statement on Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility
  Newsletter V3 N3
  Newsletter V3 N2
  Newsletter V3 N1
  Newsletter V2 N3
  Newsletter V2 N2
  Newsletter V2 N1
  Newsletter V1 N4
  Newsletter V1 N3
  Newsletter V1 N2
  Newsletter V1 N1
  Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Vision Project
  Principles for Effective Assessment of Student Achievement
  Association for Institutional Research Code of Ethics
  Certificate in Syllabus Design
  Assessment Articles

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