Evaluation and Testimonials

To evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the Institute, we collected multiple measures of quantitative and qualitative data, including:

  • Institute daily observation
  • End-of-Institute Evaluation Survey
  • End-of-Institute participant assessment plan presentation
  • Follow-up Support Group observations and meeting notes
  • Poster exhibit presentations
  • Annual Program Assessment Reports
  • Follow-up interviews and surveys

The evaluation results showed that the Institute is highly successful in achieving the Institute learning outcomes and making an impact on program assessment on campus. See the following reports and presentations. For more details, contact Yao Hill at yao.hill@hawaii.edu.

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Monica Stitt-Bergh addressess the 2019 cohort

“Thank you very much Monica and Yao for such a rich and meaningful learning experience. I am better prepared in my position and to help others in my Department/School.”

-2020 participant

“Yao and Monica, and their assistants, were extremely organized and incredibly generous with their expertise. I feel very privileged to have been a part of the Institute. I hope I can make a positive assessment contribution to our program. Thank you!”

-2017 participant

“I am pretty sure we would have needed to pay a large sum of money to get this training elsewhere. I think this will have a great impact on our program and eventually on our students.”

-2014 participant

“Yao and Monica’s infectious enthusiasm and expertise really shone through the entire 4 days (and before and after!)!! You were 100% successful in sharing the significance of and the tools for effective assessment! Thank you for all your work and support!”

-2020 participant
2018 participants discuss their assessment projects

“As someone who is newer to the assessment profession, it is so inspiring to hear Monica and Yao’s philosophy of assessment. To see the participants’ hopeful faces in response to their philosophies made it all worthwhile!”

-2019 participant

“I thought the breadth and depth of material was appropriate for the 3-day Institute. Introduction of new information was well paced with breaks for discussion and assimilation. Thank you!”

-2017 participant

“Did a good job of keeping us engaged, and we now all seem to have a sense of camaraderie after the institute. Very positive and motivating experience.”

-2014 participant