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2015 Symposium


Assessment as Research Symposium

Sharing Practices, Successes, and Lessons Learned


Presentations & Posters

March 4, 2015

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Third Floor Lantern (KL 355)

Organized by the Campus Working Group on Assessment with support from the Office of Undergraduate Education


2:00 - 2:05 Opening Remarks by Tom Peterson, Provost and EVC

2:05 - 2:20 Bridging and Distinguishnig Humanist Research Methods, Graduate-Level Outcomes and Experiences

Ruth Mostern and Anne Zanzucchi, Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group, SSHA

2:20 - 2: 35 Assessing Effective Communication: An Exploration of Reflective Writing in University Studies 10

Vanessa Hauser and Dallas Carter, Office of Housing & Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs

2:35 - 2:50 Interactions with Spanish-speaking Community Through Small Group Creative Projects Enhances Learning of Medical Spanish

Yolanda A. Pineda-Vargas, Foreign Languages Program, SSHA 

2:50 - 3:05 Assessing the "Sophomore Slump": Lessons Learned from a Pilot Program in Mandatory Advising for 2nd Year Students

Rosalina Kaji, Alisha Kimble, Erica Robbins, and Linda Zubke, Bright Success Center, SSHA, SNS, and SoE 

3:05 - 3:20 Program Assessment and Curriculum Development in Applied Mathematics

Lei, Yue, Applied Mathematics, SNS

3:20 - 3:40 Break with Posters and Refreshments

Assessing Support of Annual Academic Assessment

Angela Krueger, Laura Martin, Corinne Townsend, and Morghan Young-Alfaro, Office of Institutional Assessment, SoE, SSHA

Assessing the Impact of a Division-Wide Leadership Development Training for Student Employees

Steven Lerer, Jason Juarez, Diana Chavez, Kari Mansager, Kristin Hlubik, Emily Langdon, Jacob Croasdale, and Maria Lazaro, Office of Student Life and Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Program

Assisting Academic Programs with Data Collection

Eric Chu and Adriana Signorini, Students Assessing Teaching and Learning (SATAL)

Diagnosing Process: Timed Writing as a Classroom Assessment Tool

Angela Winek, Michelle Toconis, and the MWP Assessment Committee, Merritt Writing Program

Help 4 My Child - A Need Assessment for At-Risk Children

Jeff Gilger, Steve Roussos, Kristina Allen, Anabet Castillo, Erin Lodwick, Michael San Filipo, Robert Wang, and Diana Hernandez

The Importance of Student Employees to the Design and Construction Archives

Mary Weppler and Jordan Thaw, Design & Construction

Student Self-Assessment as a Learning Tool in Calculus

Mario Banuelos, Applied Mathematics Program, with support from the CGS Grant Assessment Project

3:40 - 3:55  Teamwork: Collaborating Successfully

Michae Pham, Jessica Gray, and Sandra Garcia, Students Assessing Teaching and Learning (SATAL)

3:55 - 4:10 UC Merced Sociology Graduates Using Their Education in Careers or Education: Results from an Alumni Survey

Nella Van Dyke and Carolina Molina, Sociology, SSHA

4:10 - 4:25 Think Like a Researcher! A Library/Faculty Collaboration to Improve Student Success

Susan Mikkelsen and Matt Moberly, UC Merced Library, Merritt Writing Program

4:25 - 4:40 Structure, Purpose, and Transparency in Inquiry Based Investigation (related rubric)

Trevor Jackson, Interdisciplinary Humanities, SSHA

4:40 - 4:55 Rubrics - Enhancing and Developing Student Learning Outcomes and Influencing Retention 

Diana Chavez, Center for Career and Professional Advancement (CCPA), Division of Student Affairs

4:55 - 5:00 Closing Remarks by Charles Nies, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs