Announcements: 

APT Reporting Cycle Resumes

JMU will be submitting an institutional report to our regional accreditor SACS-COC in 2022 and as such it is vitally important that we resume the regular APT timeline and process this year. So, as we have done historically, the APT submission due date is June 1st, 2021and APT feedback will be released on October 1st, 2021.

Please rest assured we realize and understand some programs will face COVID-related obstacles with assessment, and we will do our best to work with you.  Reach out to us!  The sooner we understand what you are up against, the sooner we can work collaboratively on a solution.

Contact Us

Email: programassessment@jmu.edu 

PASS Team for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Dr. Yu Bao (faculty supervisor)  

Paulius Satkus – Doctoral assistant & student team lead

Caroline Prendergast – Doctoral assistant

Sarah Alahmadi – Doctoral assistant

Upcoming Events

Spring Assessment Forum (register for the session you plan to attend by clicking here)

March 24th 3:30 – 5:00 pm (Zoom)

March 25th 8:00 – 9:30 am (Zoom)

 

Mission

Program Assessment Support Services (PASS) seeks to ensure JMU academic programs have high quality student learning outcomes assessment processes through assessment consulting services, the provision of assessment resources, and the dissemination and promotion of quality assessment practice.  

What can PASS do for you?

PASS can support your academic program's assessment practice in many ways: 

  • Assist programs in creating or modifying their assessment plans, including thinking through the details and timing of each step in the assessment cycle  
  • Provide consultation and guidance on best practices on assessment design considerations, including the appropriateness of the design to meet the program’s assessment needs  
  • Assist programs in articulating student-centered, specific, and measurable learning objectives  
  • Assist programs in selecting or designing assessment instruments, including providing guidance on the mode of administration (e.g., paper-and-pencil, Qualtrics, Canvas, Google Forms)  
  • Provide support in the analysis of assessment data for student learning outcomes or for estimating reliability and validity evidence  
  • Guide and support the assessment reporting process for APTs, APRs, and/or disciplinary accreditation reports  
  • Conduct workshops for academic programs or assessment teams on assessment-related topics, including the assessment processes at JMU, development of student learning objectives, item-writing, and rubric development  
  • Conduct cross-walk procedures to link disciplinary accreditation requirements to those from the APT process  
  • Attend assessment committee meetings or other program meetings (e.g., summer retreats) to lend assessment expertise, as requested  
Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a consultation, please visit https://jamesmadison.mywconline.com/ 

The first time you visit the site, you will be asked to create an account.  

Once you've registered, please enter your email and password, then choose the schedule you would like to access.  

For PASS services, please select the "PASS (Academic Programs) [current semester]" schedule.  

After clicking “log in”, you will see the available consulting hours for each of the PASS consultants. Available hours are represented by white boxes.  

To make an appointment, simply double-click the white box, indicate the time you’d like to meet, provide us with a bit of information about the assistance you would like, and save the appointment.  

Shortly thereafter, you will get an email confirming your appointment. You will also receive an email reminder the day before your appointment.  

Before making an appointment, please review all relevant resources on the CARS website. These resources should answer most basic questions about the assessment process, allowing appointment time to be used most efficiently.  

We look forward to continuing to provide you with academic degree assessment services. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  

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