Dr. Shala Mills, chair of the political science department at Fort Hays State University, and Dr. Chapman Rackaway, assistant professor of political science at FHSU, co-presented "Building a Comprehensive Assessment Program at the Department Level" at the Association of American Colleges and Universities conference in Denver, Colo., in October.
They condensed a King's College, Penn., presentation of a seven-step moral learning assessment, which they learned about at last year's AAC&U conference, into their own more effective three-step learning assessment. This assessment included writing, internationalization, civic engagement and oral presentation.
"I'm proud to say that the reception was excellent. We had well over 50 people stop by our poster and we were discussing the assessment plan with faculty and administrators from across the country," said Rackaway.
"We ran out of business cards and folks started leaving their cards for us asking us to
e-mail them more information about our assessment plan," said Mills.
The theme of the conference was "Civil Learning at the Intersections: U.S. Diversity, Global Education, and Democracy's Unfinished Work."