Measuring student development in each Profile may be done in a variety of ways. From project evaluations to guided reflections, we have compiled a list of suggestions for assessing the Profiles.
Assess the Profiles
Communicators convey their ideas effectively and ethically in oral, written, and visual forms across multiple settings, using face-to-face and mediated channels. They are mindful of themselves and others, observe, read thoughtfully, listen actively, ask questions, create messages with an awareness of diverse audiences, and collaborate with others and across cultures to build relationships. For more information on communicators, see the profile overview.
How might a communicator be evaluated?
Through an academic or co-curricular research experience that will be evaluated according to the Critical Thinking VALUE rubric at different points along the curriculum.
Through an assignment that will be evaluated according to the relevant VALUE rubric or a rubric included with the Experiential and Applied Learning Record (the "Record"). Evaluation will be conducted at various points in the curriculum to meet introductory, milestone, and capstone expectations.
Through an assignment or classroom approach developed in alignment with the service learning taxonomy and evaluated according to theTeamwork or Civic Engagement VALUE rubrics or a rubric included with the Experiential and Applied Learning Record (the "Record"). Evaluation will be conducted at various points in the curriculum to meet introductory, milestone, and capstone expectations.
Problem solvers work individually and with others to collect, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information to implement innovative solutions to challenging local and global problems. For more information on problem solvers, see the profile overview.
How might a problem solver be evaluated?
Through a signature assignment involving quantitative or qualitative data analysis that will be evaluated according to the Quantitative Literacy VALUE rubric.
Through a group project that tracks both individual contributions and the quality of the completed project that will be evaluated by using the Teamwork VALUE rubric.
Through quantitative/mathematical knowledge and skills tests.
- Journals written over the course of a large project
- Reflection papers at the end of an assignment
- Active and thoughtful participation in group meetings to resolve differences
- Frequent one-on-one meetings with faculty
- Self-evaluations of participation in group work
Innovators build on experiences and disciplinary expertise to approach new situations and circumstances in original ways, are willing to take risks with ideas, and pose solutions. They are original in their thoughts and ask others to view a situation or practice in a new way. They are good decision makers, can create a plan to achieve their goals, and can carry out that plan to its completion. They use their knowledge and skills to address complex problems to make a difference in the civic life of communities and to address the world’s most pressing and enduring issues. For more information on innovators, see the profile overview.
How might an innovator be evaluated?
Through assignments that require identification of an area of interest or questions for investigation with a plan to carry out that investigation and report on findings.
Through assignments that present new ideas and solutions to a problem; this includes the creation of procedures, products, or materials that have viable application or implementation.
Through assignments like research papers, lab reports, musical compositions, a mathematical equation that solves a problem, a prototype design, or a reflective piece about the final product of an assignment.
Through a signature assignment that identifies a need, develops a plan, and carries a plan to implementation.
Community contributors are active and valued on the campus and in communities locally and globally. They are personally responsible, self-aware, civically engaged, and look outward to understand the needs of society and their environment. They are socially responsible, ethically oriented, and actively engaged in the work of building strong and inclusive communities, both local and global. For more information on community contributors, see the profile overview.
How might a community contributor be evaluated?
Through assignments that require work in groups to study a public policy or community issue within a particular discipline and to propose solutions to community problems.
By completing a group project that requires students to consider and to explain multiple perspectives on an issue, event, or concern, or through a project that requires the examination of a disciplinary-based problem in another part of the world.
Through the completion of a project that compares two or more approaches to an ethical issue that is assessed using the VALUE rubric.
Through assignments that require self-assessment and self-reflection.