Chaminade University of Honolulu has restructured General Education in recent years. Various faculty committees have been spearheading a great undertaking of revisiting and realigning assessment efforts in the restructured General Education. By leveraging the Assessment Leadership Institute and its resources, attempts to support General Education assessment processes unfolded only to quickly run into roadblocks. As a result, maneuvering roadblocks became a focus of this project: treading carefully and softly, sometimes pausing, to develop faculty partnerships in the area of General Education assessment. Tapping into existing resources, as well as, calling on faculty allies, proved to be an effective and friendlier approach in cultivating partnerships, when faculty resistance may be a hindering factor in advancing assessment not only in General Education, but also assessment in general. By Meiko Arai
Arai, M. (2021, April). The road to institutional effectiveness: Cultivating partnerships for general education assessment. Poster session presented at the Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.