Assessment, Curriculum, & Learning Analytics Services

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Whether you need to assess the effectiveness of an educational program or intervention, launch a process to design or enhance a curriculum, or prepare for accreditation or external review, CRLT offers services that can support your work. Our approach is centered on student learning, guided by your priorities and focused on action. These services can include approaches grounded in learning analytics, such as analysis of student institutional data, visualizations of student pathways through a curriculum, investigations of student performance on course-level assignments or usage of course-level resources. We use a fee-based approach for more intensive services, but are happy to work with you to develop an approach that can meet your budget and needs.

To connect with us about a potential project, submit a consultation request here.

Defining Characteristics of CRLT’s Assessment, Curriculum and Learning Analytics Services

  1. We focus on improving U-M student learning experiences or outcomes, directly or indirectly.
  2. We work in collaboration with faculty and academic units, guided by their priorities.
  3. Our projects are action-oriented, with data collection and/or analysis geared towards facilitating evidence-based decision making for faculty and administrators.

Types of Services

CRLT offers the following assessment, curriculum, and learning analytics services to the U-M Ann Arbor community. Depending on your needs and budget, a mix-and-match combination of these services may be most beneficial.

Process Support
  • Consultation with leaders and committees on
    • structuring assessment and curricular development or revision processes
    • designing improvements based on data
    • planning for accreditation
  • Design and facilitation of departmental or school/college meetings or retreats to
    • identify or revise program goals
    • review data generated by program evaluation or departmental review processes; to identify and prioritize next steps
    • support course development or course revision within a specific instructional community
    • build instructor skill with new pedagogical approaches being incorporated into a program or curriculum
  • Background research/benchmarking of peer institutions and programs
Data Collection & Analysis
  • Surveys, focus groups, interviews
    • with students/alumni/employers: program impact, areas for improvement
    • with faculty: development or revision of goals for student learning; program impact; areas for improvement
    • with staff: program impact; areas for improvement
  • Rubric development for analysis of student work products
  • Curriculum mapping to analyze where (and whether) courses prepare students to meet a program’s key learning goals
  • Analytics about student experience or outcomes in a course (e.g., Course Equity Reports) or curriculum (e.g. Departmental Equity Reports; student pathway analysis; triangulation of institutional data sources)

In addition to the above services, CRLT offers two grants which can be used to support assessment and curricular initiatives: the Faculty Development Fund and the Gilbert Whitaker Fund for the Improvement of Teaching.

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