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Quality Enhancement Plan

Table C.
Assessment Protocol Outcomes, Instruments and Use of Information*

Student Learning Outcomes
Assessment Instruments*
Use of Results

Acquire rigorous, discipline-specific inquiry skills

  • Proposal Evaluation Instrument
  • Process Evaluation
  • MSLI
  • Oral Presentation Portfolio
 
  • Continuous feedback to students
  • Course MSLI data to individual faculty
  • Aggregate MSLI data to Center directors and Dean of Undergraduates
 
Apply theories to, or construct models for, real world problems
  • Proposal Evaluation Instrument
  • Community Partner Assessment Instrument
 
  • Feedback to students
  • Community partner data to course instructors and Center directors
 
Acquire enhanced ability to interact with, and present work effectively to, audiences beyond the academic community
  • Community Partner Assessment Instrument
  • Oral Presentation Portfolio
 
  • Feedback to students
  • Community partner data to course instructors and Center directors
 

Consider a vital connection to urban Houston to be a distinctive feature of a Rice education

  • National Survey of Student Engagement
  • METRO rail usage data
  • Career Services' Post-graduate Survey
  • Student participation rates
  • Rice Alumni Survey
 
  • Executive Director of CCE will receive all results and present annual report to the Dean for progress review
  • Results will be shared with Faculty Advisory Committee and Campus Community Engagement Committee for review and program adjustments
 

Better understand the roles that larger communities play in their education and life after graduation

  • NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
  • Alumni Survey Instrument
  • Career Services' Post-graduate Survey
 
  • Executive Director's annual report to the Dean
  • Faculty Advisory Committee for decisions on expanding QEP course offerings
  • Campus Community Engagement Committee for review of non-curricular offerings
  • Annual report to executive directors of community agencies for review of community engagement projects
 
Develop a culture of civic engagement across the Rice academic community
  • NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
  • Rice Alumni Survey
  • Number of QEP Courses offered
  • Number of faculty members participating in QEP-related programs
  • Student participation rates
 
  • Executive Director's annual report to the Dean
  • Annual report to directors of community agencies
  • Faculty Advisory Committee for decisions on expanding QEP course offerings
  • Campus Community Engagement Committee for review of non-curricular offerings
  • Annual report by Executive Director to the Student Association
 
Foster and develop enduring relationships between the university and community organizations, and between individual faculty and community organizations
  • Community Partner Assessment Instrument
  • Engaging Houston Survey
 
  • Executive Director's annual report to the Dean
  • Annual report to executive directors of community agencies
  • Report to specific faculty offering QEP courses for process improvement
 
Support and increase participation in undergraduate volunteer organizations that assist with the problems addressed by civic organizations in Houston
  • NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
  • Student participation rates
  • Community Partner Assessment Instrument
 
  • Executive Director's annual report to the Dean
  • Annual report to executive directors of community agencies
  • Faculty Advisory Committee for decisions on expanding QEP course offerings
  • Campus Community Engagement Committee for review of non-curricular offerings
 
Leverage Rice university's intellectual capital for the benefit of our city, our local economy, and our quality of lifeStudent
  • Community Partner Assessment Instrument
  • Alumni Survey Instrument
  • Career Services' Post-graduate Survey
 
  • Executive Director's annual report to the Dean
  • Annual report to executive directors of community agencies
 

* The assessment instruments are not exhaustive but, rather, examples of those selected in discussions of the Faculty Advisory Group. The Center for Civic Engagement will assist faculty teaching QEP courses with selecting and developing assessment methods that are appropriate for each course.