Core Curriculum Assessment
How do I know when my course is up for recertification?
The full recertification cycle and course cohorts is available here
. Remember, this is a two-year process, where in Year 1 student work demonstrating the indicated state learning objectives is submitted to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation. Year 2 consists of completing the Core Curriculum Council's Recertfication form in CARS.
Can I submit exam question answers as artifacts?
As long as the responses can be assessed using the rubric, yes. If there are multiple items included in the submission, we ask the instructor to communicate which item is meant to be assessed.
Do artifacts need to be de-identified?
No, de-identification or redaction is not necessary.
Can one assignment/artifact be used for more than one competency?
Yes. Just make sure the criteria on each rubric are covered.
Does the assignment need to hit all the points in the rubric?
Yes, the assignment should be designed for students to demonstrate their proficiency on the skills described in the rubric.
Do I need to submit a model answer with the samples of student work? Do you need a grading key?
It is not necessary. We evaluate the demonstration of the skill as described in the rubric.
Do I need to upload the rubric from my course for each artifact?
No, including course-level grading criteria as part of the assessment submission is not necessary.
Do I need to submit an individual file for each student?
Yes, artifacts are assessed individually and should be submitted as separate files for scoring purposes.
Can I submit group work/group projects?
Submission of group work is not ideal. We want to assess individual student skills.
If an assignment is a completion grade, can it be uploaded as an artifact?
Does it matter when the assignment is due in my course during the semester?
No, make sure you upload the artifacts by the established due date.
Do individual section instructors have to use the same assignment prompt for a multi-section course?
No, assignments do not have to be the same. Instructors are free to choose what they feel is the best representation of the skill with respect to the rubric.
Do I need to tell students that their work will be assessed?
It is not required to communicate institutional-level assessment projects, but it is always a good idea to inform students of the assessment process and share the rubrics that will be used.
How do I upload student work in the LMS?
Our office (OIEE) will provide instructions on how to upload your files via a shared Google Drive. The Office of Academic Innovation can provide technical support if needed, and additional resources will be made available soon.
Do I need to accept the Google Drive collaboration request before the December 18 submission deadline?
Yes, the collaboration acceptance request times out 30 days after receipt. Once you accept the request, you will have access to the folder and will be able to upload the artifacts.
Can I add any of my TA’s to the assigned folder?
We can add your TA’s to the folders, just send us their names and their TAMU email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org