Assessment

Assessment Day

SNU's second annual LEAP Day (aka Assessment Day) will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Students are asked to bring their laptops and report to their major departments between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (see schedule below).LEAP day is a day when we assess student learning and the student experience. The purpose of this assessment day is to“learn everything about performance”—your performance and attainment as a student, and SNU’s performance as a university toprovide students with the best possible undergraduate experience.Students will take surveys today that were selected individually to tell SNU about their student experience at SNU. Students may also be asked to participate in a focus group with other students in your major and department or division.

Students will have the opportunity to reflect on your experiences in college, which may enhance self-understanding. Student responses can help to improve the college experience at SNU. For example, overall student performance on a national information literacy instrument led to a review of the SNU General Education objectives to include an information literacy component. Indicators of students' critical thinking habits led to a series of faculty workshops on how to embed problem-based learning in coursework.SNU takes care to make LEAP Day confidential. Confidentiality information will be supplied at the beginning of each survey and focus group sessions.

SCHEDULE
Because this is an important day for SNU professors to learn significant information from students, we will devote the morning class periods (8, 9, 10, 11, and 12:00 class periods) to assessment activities in departments.

LEAP DAY 2011 ASSESSMENTS

YOUR FIRST COLLEGE YEAR (YFCY) SURVEY
This survey is part of a national study conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California, Los Angeles. The YFCY study is designed toexplore students’ academic involvement, social activities, health and wellness, and interaction with faculty and peersduring the first college year. Your college or university may then use this information to improve their services forfirst-year students and better design first-year programs and classes. The ultimate goal is to enhance student life in the first college year.

WATSON-GLASER CRITICAL THINKING INVENTORY
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WAYS OF FAITH
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The SNU ACADEMIC SURVEY
This survey is designed to explore students’ orientation and preparation for college learning, engagement withcoursework, and aspirations and preparations for work and study after college.

The SNU CO-CURRICULAR SURVEY
This survey is designed to explore spiritual formation experiences, service involvements, and campus life. Your college or university may then usethis information to improve their orientation, co-curricular, and academic support services for students and better designco-curricular and academic programs and classes.

MAJOR FIELD TESTS
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