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 University Assessment Portal (UAP) and Testing/Surveys

 

University Assessment Portal (UAP)

 

LiveText

Southern University and A&M College-Baton Rouge has entered into partnership with LiveText, Inc. to provide online academic resources for student collaboration and learning outcomes assessment.  Therefore, all students enrolled at the University are required to have a subscription from LiveText, Inc.  LiveText provides students with the electronic tools and services needed to serve them in their courses and in their career or academic pursuits beyond graduation.

LiveText is a dynamic tool that will enable the user to:

·         Create Electronic Portfolios for storing and displaying coursework for use anytime and anyplace;

·         Share your resumes, professional portfolios and virtually any projects that can be photographed, video recorded, and uploaded to prospective employers and other who need or want to know about the users accomplishments;

·         Engage in discussion boards with other students exchange feedback, and create study groups and other types of social networks.

·         Complete assignments in key/required courses where LiveText has been embedded (without LiveText, you will not be able to complete these assignments).

·         Create a complete record of your academic career that is malleable and easily accessible.

·        Participate in a process that will allow for data-driven curricular improvements that foster improved student learning and performance.

Process and Procedures for Receiving LiveText Subscription Fee

Once courses have to be been uploaded into LiveText, via the office of Division of Information Technology (DoIT), a report will be ran and a code will be automatically generated and email to your SUBR email account using the Keycode Management System operated by the Office of Institutionalizing and Sustaining Strategic Assessment Management (ISSAM).

Instructions for retrieving and registering your LiveText subscription are below:

1. Login to your SUBR email account

2. Click on the email address - support@livetext.com or issam@subr.edu (if neither email address is present in your email, skip "Step 3" and proceed to Office Hours)

3. Complete the registration process per the directions in the email.

Office Hours and Room Number

 Monday - Friday

Room 112 - W. W. Stewart Hall

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • If these hours are not convient, please do the following:
      • Eligible Students
        • Eligible students are considered first-time freshmen and first-time transfer
                    students and the LiveText subscription fee ($98.00) has been assessed
        • Email your “S” number, first semester attending SUBR, a screen shot of a pictured ID, screen shot of LiveText subscription fee assess in banner account with S# showing in screen shot, and contact number to issam@subr.edu.

      • Ineligible Students
        • Ineligible Students are students who are readmits, grad students, attended the university prior to Fall 2009. LiveText subscription fee ($98.00) has not been assessed (does not appear in fee list).
          • Check your banner account to ensure the LiveText subscription fee ($98.00) was not included in the fees.
            • If your student account was NOT CHARGED the LiveText subscription fee, you may purchase* the subscription code from the University Bookstore, pay at the cashier's office on campus or Livetext.com. *Please note the cost for the LiveText subscription is $98.00 if paid at the cashier's office on campus.
            • If purchased from the cashier's office on campus do the following:
              • Email your “S” number, first semester attending SUBR, a screen shot of a pictured ID, screen shot of LiveText subscription fee receipt with S# showing in screen shot, and contact number to issam@subr.edu.

TESTING/SURVEYS

 About CAAP

The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is the standardized, nationally normed assessment program from ACT that enables postsecondary institutions to assess, evaluate, and enhance student learning outcomes and general education program outcomes.

 CAAP can be used to:

 ·         Satisfy accreditation and accountability reporting requirements

·         Measure students' achievement levels on a group and individual basis

·         Compare students' achievement levels with national user norms

·         Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of general education programs

·         Document the performance gain of students' achievement levels over time

·         Analyze what interventions may be necessary to enhance results

·         Determine student eligibility for upper-division studies

·         Advise individual students how to achieve academic success

·         Measure student learning outcomes for Voluntary System of Accountability (Critical Thinking & Writing Essay)

 

About NSSE

Through its student survey, The College Student Report, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.

NSSE provides participating institutions a variety of reports that compare their students' responses with those of students at self-selected groups of comparison institutions. Comparisons are available for ten Engagement Indicators, six High-Impact Practices, and all individual survey questions. Each November, NSSE also publishes its Annual Results, which reports topical research and trends in student engagement results. NSSE researchers also present and publish research findings throughout the year.

What is the survey about?

Survey items on The College Student Report represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college. NSSE doesn’t assess student learning directly, but survey results point to areas where colleges and universities are performing well and aspects of the undergraduate experience that could be improved.

How are survey results used?

Institutions use their data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience inside and outside the classroom that can be improved through changes in policies and practices more consistent with good practices in undergraduate education. This information is also used by prospective college students, their parents, college counselors, academic advisers, institutional research officers, and researchers in learning more about how students spend their time at different colleges and universities and what they gain from their experiences.

 

ABOUT FSSE

What is FSSE?

The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was designed to complement the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which is administered to undergraduate students. The faculty version focuses on:

·         Faculty perceptions of how often students engage in different activities.

·         The importance faculty place on various areas of learning and development.

·         The nature and frequency of faculty-student interactions.

·         How faculty members organize their time, both in and out of the classroom.

The project is coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. FSSE is designed to measure faculty expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development.

Since 2003, more than 211,000 faculty members from more than 850 different colleges and universities have participated in the survey.

Details

FSSE is a web-based survey. It is administered nationally to faculty at baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities that are concurrently administering NSSE or have participated in NSSE in the previous year.

Each institution selects its sample from faculty who teach at least one undergraduate course in the current academic year. Institutions provide the names and email address of faculty to be surveyed. All other aspects of the survey administration are handled by FSSE. Faculty responses to the survey remain anonymous to their institution.

Why we participate

The information from faculty members who teach undergraduates at this institution can be used to identify areas of strength, as well as aspects that your campus may decide warrant attention. The results are intended to be a catalyst for productive discussions related to teaching, learning and the quality of our undergraduates’ educational experience.