End-of-Program Review Assessment Workshop 2012
In 2001 a study group composed of faculty, staff, and students designed the End-of-Program Review (EPR) to assess teaching and learning at Evergreen. Every five years the office of Institutional Research and Assessment convenes a workshop in order to synthesize results, study trend data and improve the survey instrument.
In June 2012 a group of faculty, staff, and students came together in a four-day workshop to synthesize results from the second five-year period of the EPR (2006-2011). A team of 27 participants worked in small groups of two to three members to summarize and present the highlights of the divisional areas (Art, Humanities, Mathematics/Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Natural/Physical Science, Social Science) and other learning activities (Writing, Information Technology Literacy, Critical Thinking, Sustainability, Oppression, Privilege and Difference, Community based project/Service Learning, and Compelling Intellectual Experiences). The teams reconvened to discuss issues around advising and mentoring in the context of the new academic statement initiative and the long-range curriculum DTF of 2012-13. Finally, the group redesigned the survey instrument for the next five-year cycle in an effort to clarify survey language and expand the relevance and usability of resulting data.
- Generally, there is more opportunity for introductory level work and a little opportunity for advanced level work across the five divisions.
- There is a steady decline of Art content in the curriculum for the past five years from 66% to 54%.
- Social Sciences are offered in 77% of the programs; a third of the programs did so at an introductory and a tenth at an advanced level.
- Mathematics are less represented (45%-58%) across the curriculum than Humanities and Social Sciences, but at a level comparable to Natural/Physical Sciences and Art.
- There is a constant presence of Humanities across the curriculum, and it’s being taught by every planning unit.
- Around 75% of the programs offer opportunities to learn information technology literacy. The degree and nature of ITL learning opportunities in programs remained consistent during the five-year period.
- Critical thinking is included in almost all Evergreen programs, with more than 75% incorporating it at the extensive level.
- Oppression, privilege and difference slightly decreased in programs in the past five years from 83% to 78%, even though the distribution of the extent at which OPD was taught (whether it was a little, moderate, or extensive) remained consistent.
- 34% of programs offered at Evergreen included community based projects or service learning; SPBC (19%), Inter-area (17%) and Evening and Week-End Studies (16%) had the most programs with CBP/SL.
- Almost all programs at Evergreen included writing and writing instruction, but the nature of writing activities and instruction varied between different programs.
- Sustainability across the curriculum stayed fairly consistent over the four years from 57% to 61%.
- Art Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Community-based Project and/or Service Learning Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Compelling Intellectual Experience or Innovative Pedagogy (PDF)
- Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Humanities Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Information Technology Literacy Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Mathematic and Quantitative and/or Symbolic Reasoning Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Natural or Physical Science Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Oppression, Privilege and Difference Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Social Science Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Sustainability Across the Curriculum (PDF)
- Writing Across the Curriculum (PDF)