Proposed: Assessment Plan for Undecided Students

Assignment

I have developed a 1000-1200 word project proposal that explains the rationale for my final project and outlines its major components. This includes a task-based timeline.  A functional link to this assignment was posted on the online portfolio by the due date along with this short abstract.

Abstract

To complete this assignment I have chosen to focus on my own professional environment, which needs the benefit of this content, and which will professionally afford me the time required to complete the assigned project at a level of professionalism and quality with which I am capable.

Keywords: Assessment Plan, Proposal, PhD, Assignments, Lang, ENGL 5365, Summer 2010, Assessment, Academic Advising, Texas Tech University

Link to File

My assignment file is located here:  JRB-Assessment Proposal.

Author’s Note

The author wishes to thank Dr. Elizabeth Teagan for recruiting me to this professional role, for entrusting me with these opportunities, and for supporting me in pursuing a terminal degree in this field that I enjoy and value so highly.

Correspondence concerning this paper can be sent to Joshua Barron, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX  79409-1038.  Address email to joshua.barron@ttu.edu.

Assessing Self: Extending Student Assessment to Involve Students as Assessors

Assignment

A man's eyes bug out as he reads the mountain of text before him.Short Paper, 15% (June 30): You will write a 1500-2000 word paper which should attempt to extend the discussion of a specific topic or methodology beyond the scope of class discussions and readings. In addition to including sources from class readings, this paper should incorporate additional research (at least 3-5 new sources) to develop its thesis. See the Grading Rubric section [of the course syllabus] for ideas on methods of writing and development. A functional link to this assignment must be posted on the online portfolio by the due date along with a short abstract.

Abstract

It seems that most of our readings center on what the institution is trying to do, what the department is trying to accomplish and communicate, what the program and/or instructor is after. This paper approaches the assessment conversation from a slightly more rhetorically-oriented position, wherein student perception, student motivation, and student ownership might be made more central to the assessment process.

Keywords: self-efficacy, self-assessment, motivation, assessment

Link to File

JRB-Short Paper-ENGL 5365-Lang-Summer 2010-Final Version

Author’s Note

Correspondence concerning this paper can be sent to Joshua Barron, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1038. Address email to joshua.barron@ttu.edu.

In Memoriam: Marvin Andrew Brandt (1920-2010)

I was a funeral director this past week … for my grandpa Marvin. It was hard, but it was good. I was able to serve my family, grieve to a degree, honor my elders, and speak the truth. The rest of this blog entry is the actual text of the message … oh, did I mention that I was the preacher, too? LOL. I’ve posted it here for everyone … honoring a marine, loving my grandpa, speaking the truth as I know it. Enjoy… Continue reading “In Memoriam: Marvin Andrew Brandt (1920-2010)”