Fall 2020 Pilot Assessment Project
On June 15, 2020, President Michael K. Young announced steps the University is taking to address challenges seen on campus as a result of racism. Point nine on the list called for pilot assessments of Cultural Discourse (CD) and International Cultural and Diversity (ICD) undergraduate courses.
This pilot assessment project will occur in three stages using two different instruments.
Beginning on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, students enrolled in any CD or ICD designated course will be invited to participate in the Global Perspectives Inventory
, also known as the GPI. This inventory, administered by the Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) at Iowa State University, will assess intercultural competence in three domains: Cognitive, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal. The inventory takes students approximately 20 minutes to complete and will be open until Friday, September 4. A post-test using the same instrument will occur at the end of the semester, running from Monday, November 16 through Monday, November 30, 2020.
The other instrument for this pilot study will be the direct assessment of student reflections using rubrics designed to mirror the learning outcomes required in CD and ICD courses. Begining in mid November, students will receive a prompt asking them to reflect on their learning experience as it relates to intercultural comptetency and global learning skills. These reflections will be collected by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation and scored using course designation specirfic rubrics during the Spring 2021 semester.
The rubrics for this assessment are available below:
Cultural Discourse Rubric
International Cultural & Diversity Rubric