Assessment

Assessment can be particularly challenging in individualized programs. Because IMPs include students with wide-ranging, interdisciplinary interests, learning outcomes must often be defined broadly. Measuring change in areas such as critical thinking or writing is both challenging and labor intensive. Some useful resources include:

Veronica Boix Mansilla and Elizabeth Dawes Duraisingh, “Targeted Assessment of Students’ Interdisciplinary Work: An Empirically Grounded Framework Proposed,” The Journal of Higher Education 78,2 (2007): 215-237.

Veronica Boix Mansilla, Elizabeth Dawes Duraisingh, Christopher R. Wolfe and Carolyn Haynes, “Targeted Assessment Rubric: An Empirically Grounded Rubric for Interdisciplinary Writing,” The Journal of Higher Education 80,3 (2009): 334-353.

Association of American Colleges and Universities, VALUE Rubrics. These cover a number of different areas including  inquiry and analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, and integrative learning.

Individualized Major Programs Assessment, Presentation by California College of the Arts, Feb. 2016

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