Assessment Tools

 

ASSESSMENT TOOLS

 

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness utilizes the following assessment tools, which are available for use institution-wide. 

 

Weave

In August 2018, Arkansas Tech University adopted the use of WEAVE as a centralized management system for accreditation, assessment, faculty credentials, and institutional effectiveness planning. 

Frequently Asked questions

A: We use a Single Sign On (SSS) with Weave that allows our ATU credentials but requires a unique URL. Log in here: https://app.weaveeducation.com/login/atu

You can also find our ATU link to Weave in two places:

  1. on OneTech on the Employee tab under the Campus Tools section
  2. on the ATU Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness website, at the bottom of the home page.

Finally, if you find yourself on the general Weave Education website, you can select the link “Access Weave using your institutions sign-on". Then, search for ATU to sign in using your Tech credentials.

A: Use your ATU credentials (user name and password). Do not use your full email address.

A: Visit the WEAVE Knowledge Center for resources available to ATU faculty and staff with topics on Assessment, Non-Academic Assessment, Accreditation, Program Review, and General Education Assessment. 

A: There are many kinds of documentation possibilities. What you use will depend on your program or project. However, here are some common document types:

  • Exam results – summarize in a table or graph excluding all student identification (T numbers, names, etc.). Do not include a copy of each student’s results. Save as .pdf file.
  • Handbooks - save as a .pdf file.
  • Websites and documents on websites – websites and links to websites are prone to change over time and without notice. Therefore, it is best to print as a .pdf file any websites that you want to use as documentation. Any files that will be more than 10-20 pages long (use your discretion) should be narrowed down to the pertinent pages for your evidence. It may be necessary to write a brief narrative cover page to your document to explain how the pages provide support your CAS report or annual project.

A: Weave only recognizes MS Word and .PDF files for online viewing, so please save all files in these formats. Spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations should be saved as .pdf. Other file types can be uploaded but must be downloaded to review. This is not ideal for reviewers.

CAS Professional Standards

Staff at ATU strive for excellence in professional practice and utilize the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) standards for assessment. 

 

QuestionPro

ATU utilizes the software, QuestionPro, for student, faculty, and staff online survey needs.Find out how you can use QuestionPro here.

 

Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to quality assurance of online and blended learning programs and experiences, and provides trainings and certifications in their quality assurance process.

Arkansas Tech University is a Quality Matters (QM) Member Institution with many faculty and staff utilizing QM Courses for professional development. Learn more about QM here.

Quality Matters Coordinators for Arkansas Tech are Dr. Christine Austin and Dr. Loretta Cochran.  Please contact either of them for information on the QM program at Tech.

 

 QM Course Completers
  • Dr. Jeff Aulgur - College of eTech
  • Dr. Christine Austin - College Student Personnel and Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness
  • Meighan Burke - Student Affairs
  • Cheryl Chaney - Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Loretta Cochran - Management & Marketing
  • Dr. Rene Couture - College Student Personnel
  • Wesley Duke - Psychology
  • Amanda Gardner - Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dr. Rebecca Goldstein - Behavioral Science
  • Holli Hall - Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Beth Gray - Emergency Management
  • Linda Hensen-Jackson - College Student Personnel
  • Weiwei Ji - College of eTech
  • Jamie King - Mathematics
  • Renee Kosor - Professional Studies
  • Dr. Aaron McArthur - History
  • Dr. Mark Mitchell - College of eTech
  • Dr. Debra Murphy - Curriculum and Instruction
  • Heather Nelson - Logistics (Oz)
  • Dr. Hanna Norton - Journalism & Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Chris Rambo - Law Enforcement (Oz)
  • Kim DuVall Renteria - Criminal Justice
  • Jennifer Saxton - Professional Studies
  • Dr. Jeremy Schwehm - Professional Studies
  • Dr. Robert Stevens - Behavioral Sciences
  • Dr. James Stobaugh - Behavioral Sciences
  • Annette Stuckey - Professional Studies
  • Ken Teutsch - College of eTech
  • Sherry Tinerella - Library
  • Dr. Susan Underwood - College Student Personnel
  • Dr. Luay Wahsheh - Computer & Information Science
  • Dr. Melinda Wilkins - Health Informatics/Biological Science
  • Dr. Alaric Williams - College Student Personnel
  • Dr. Jeff Aulgur - College of eTech
  • Dr. Christine Austin - College Student Personnel and Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dr. Loretta Cochran - Management & Marketing
  • Dr. Caroline Hackerott - Emergency Management
  • Weiwei Ji - College of eTech
  • Dr. Aaron McArthur - History
  • Dr. Mark Mitchell - College of eTech
  • Dr. Hanna Norton - Journalism and Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
  • Dr. Kim Duvall Renteria - Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Alaric Williams - College Student Personnel
  • Dr. Luay Wahsheh - Computer & Information Science
  • Dr. Jeff Aulgur - College of eTech
  • Dr. Loretta Cochran - Management & Marketing
  • Weiwei Ji - College of eTech
  • Dr. Mark Mitchell - College of eTech
  • Dr. Christine Austin
  • Dr. Loretta Cochran
  • Dr. Christine Austin
  • Dr. Loretta Cochran
  • Dr. Mark Mitchell

 

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