"An educated mind is a questioning mind. Or is it?" ~ T.S. Welti

Assessment Data for summer 2018


online quiz
Accounting I students take online quiz in Schoology at the Learning Resource Center's computer laboratory.

Our Young Executives in Action

by Rafael A. Pulmano, CPA, MBA

Officers of the Young Executives Society (YES!) met to discuss a financing problem, and decided to turn that problem into a business opportunity. A classic example of authentic assessment – READ full article here, or click on the picture below.

YES! officers meet to brainstorm a situation

Assessment Data for spring semester 2018

Assessment Data – 2017 (fall and summer)

Achieving SLOs Through Collaborative Learning

I believe in collaborative learning. However, I seldom use it in the classes that I teach now. More time is usually consumed in this type of learning environment, yet I have schedules to follow and deadlines to meet. Then something happened in my class that forced me to reconsider.


Student Knowledge of SLOs

It used to be a one-way traffic. On day one, I explained the SLOs in the syllabus. The students listened. I paused from time to time to ask if they had questions. No reaction. Hmmm... There must be a way get them excited about the SLOs. But how? Here's how I did it.

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Peer Observation – Authentic Assessment

Summary of Findings: The assessment activity clearly showed that an active learning, which connects the students to real working activity, was evident in this class, rather than passive learning, which includes listening to lectures, taking notes, reading text and memorizing notes or answers. See complete report here.

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  • Authentic Assessment: Peer Observation - MS 099 class of Professor Snyther Biza | The group activity and the problem cases assigned by the instructor provided excellent simulation of actual situations that these students will most likely encounter in the future. Students can draw upon these experiences and use solutions developed in the classroom setting in other similar or related situations elsewhere.

Definition of Assessment

The College of Micronesia-FSM has adopted the definition of assessment from Thomas A. Angelo: (AAHE Bulletin, November 1995, P.7)

Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves making our expectations explicit and public; setting appropriate criteria and high standards for learning quality; systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations and standards; and using the resulting information to document, explain, and improve performance. When it is embedded effectively within larger institutional systems, assessment can help us focus our collective attention, examine our assumptions, and create a shared academic culture dedicated to assuring and improving the quality of higher education.

Source: COM-FSM Institutional Assessment Plan (IAP) Handbook


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