Northwestern Assessment Day April 1

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Northwestern Assessment Day April 1

March 24, 2009

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s fifth annual Assessment Day for all students and employees is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1. Employee workshops, as well as student tests, surveys and workshops, will take place at various times throughout the day.

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Faculty and Staff Info
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Assessment Day is held in lieu of Wednesday daytime classes. All night classes will take place at their regular times.

“Assessment Day gives students, faculty and staff a voice in determining what works and what needs to be addressed,” said Dr. Katherine Garlough, director of assessment and institutional effectiveness.

All Northwestern-Alva students are required to register and complete general campus surveys in the Student Center Ballroom anytime between 9 a.m. and noon.

Northwestern-Enid and Northwestern-Woodward students need to register and take surveys specific to their campuses in their respective Commons Areas, also between 9 a.m. and noon.

Some students, who have been notified by letter, will have the opportunity to evaluate their educational progress through mid-level assessment exams. Graduating seniors will participate in exit interviews and portfolio reviews in their major areas of study. In addition, there will be admission interviews for education students, and graduate students will complete surveys via e-mail.

Northwestern students and employees also are scheduled to attend the keynote speaker presentation titled “Make Your Life Epic” presented by Clay Clark from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium or in room 218 at Enid, and room 114 at Woodward.

Clark, 28, is an award-winning motivational speaker, author, business consultant and the 2007 Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year. He also is the owner of DJ Connection in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, one of the largest disc jockey and mobile entertainment companies in America.

Clark will sign his book, “Make Your Life Epic: The "Odd”yssey of DJ Connection: An Entrepreneur's Guidebook on How You Can Build a Successful Small Business (With a Relatively Small Brain),”after the presentation in the parking lot east of the cafeteria.

To learn more about Clark visit www.makeyourlifeepic.com.

Students also will attend the following workshops:

• “A Legitimate Cheat Sheet: Understand College Teaching Methods,” 9:30 – 10 a.m., by Christie Riley, in EC102 in Alva, room 208 in Enid and room 141 in Woodward.
• “Saber-Toothed Tiger or Term Paper: Your Body Doesn’t Know the Difference,” 9:30 – 10 a.m., by Rae Wilson, in EC108 in Alva, room 210 in Enid and room 143 in Woodward.
• “Service Learning…What’s That?,” 10 – 10:30 a.m., by Melanie Wilderman and student Jordan Gaskill, EC 102 in Alva, room 208 in Enid and room 141 in Woodward.
• “Resumes and Interview,” 10 – 10:30 a.m., by Tisha Shipley, EC 108 in Alva, room 210 in Enid and room 143 in Woodward.

Single presentations of the following workshops will be made by Northwestern personnel for employees:

• “Bloom’s 101,” 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., by Dr. Kay Decker and Kylene Rehder, in EC102 in Alva, room 208 in Enid and room 141 in Woodward.
• “Educating the Millennial Generation,” 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., by Jesse Schroeder, in EC 108 in Alva, room 210 in Enid and room 143 in Woodward.
• “To Question or Not to Question: the Answer is Not Important,” 2:15 – 3 p.m., by Dr. Steven Mackie, EC 102 in Alva, room 208 in Enid and room 141 in Woodward.
• “Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bringing Higher Order Objectives into the Classroom,” 2:15 – 3 p.m., by Dr. Jim Therrell, EC 108 in Alva, room 210 in Enid and room 143 in Woodward.
• “Promoting the Development of Self-Authorship During the College Years,” 3 – 3:45 p.m., by Tammy Brown, EC 102 in Alva, room 208 in Enid and room 141 in Woodward.
• “Creating Dynamic Synthesis: Applying Blooms Taxonomy to Service Learning,” 3 – 3:45 p.m., by Kathleen O’Halleran, in EC 108 in Alva, room 210 in Enid and in room 143 in Woodward.

A free lunch will be available to all students and employees from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot east of Coronado Cafeteria. In case of bad weather, lunch will be served in Coronado Cafeteria. Lunch will be served on the Enid and Woodward campuses in the Commons Areas.

Grand prizes will be given away at 12:30 p.m. in Percefull Fieldhouse in Alva, and in the Commons Areas at Northwestern-Enid and Woodward. Students must be present to win. Only students who registered and fill out surveys will be eligible to win the prizes.

For additional information about Assessment Day at Northwestern, please contact Garlough at (580) 327-8150 or at kagarlough@nwosu.edu.
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