Academic Year 2020-21 Pilot Assessment
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.
At the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters, 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. A post-test using the same instrument will occur at the end of the semester.
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 and mid April, 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 Summer 2021.
The rubrics for this assessment are available below:
Cultural Discourse Rubric
International Cultural & Diversity Rubric