Accreditation Educational and institutional quality is recognized by accrediting agencies that review university programs and operations. This comprehensive peer review process allows member institutions to review and improve their practices and meet student financial aid requirements for the U.S. Department of Education. Learn More Planning Organizational changes are navigated through planning processes at the institutional, department, project, and employee levels. The institutional mission and strategic plans help provide context for annual budgeting and daily decision-making processes. Learn More Assessment Improvement areas are best identified through institutional effectiveness processes that involve planning, assessing results, and using data to inform decision-making. Annual assessment helps facilitate continuous improvement through collegial discussions of results and implementation of changes. Learn More
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Jan. 9, 2019
Rubrics as Formative Feedback
Providing feedback to students on written assignments and athletic/artistic performances can be challenging. Assessing proficiency for this type of work often relies on the professional judgment of faculty who are taking a number of factors into consideration when they are grading or providing feedback.
Jan. 8, 2019
Zoom Out-Zoom In: Outcomes & Measures
Good assessment hinges on determining appropriate outcomes and measures. This article uses a visual metaphor to help explain this key skill that is often challenging for those implementing assessment.
Jan. 7, 2019
The Architecture of Curriculum
The goal of good curriculum design, is to take the broad outcomes that you desire in a graduate, and break it down into a sequence or collection of courses that can build those capabilities. Using the metaphor of a building can be helpful for understanding curriculum.
Jan. 4, 2019
Baylor Connections Podcast-Wes Null on Accreditation
Baylor's accreditation was officially reaffirmed last month by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for the next decade. What factors into a successful accreditation effort, and what does it mean for the university? Dr. Wes Null, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Institutional Effectiveness, explains on this Baylor Connections.