Roanoke College is going through the SACS process, which is a long and at times painful experience! Basically we have to demonstrate that we are doing what we say we do. On the academic side, each major needs to show that they are successfully meeting established/acceptable learning outcomes. Additionally, there are non-learning outcomes, including outreach to students, faculty, and alumni.
While the Economics Program is doing a great job with the learning outcomes, we are lacking on the non-learning outcomes. As the Economics Program Assessment Coordinator I am trying to change this. With the help of my Assessment Assistant (Megan Rhodes) we are kicking off a three pronged project: a blog, using Twitter, and a semi-annual newsletter.
The goal of this project is to showcase our students and faculty, recruit new majors and minors, and reconnect with alumni.
You can find us on Twitter @roanokeecon and follow this blog (kassensroanokeecon.blogspot.com). Sign up for our newsletter (coming in March 2011) through the "Contact Information" tab on this blog. Look on the top toolbar.
Additionally, tell us what you would like to see in the newsletter. Send us ideas at email@example.com
Alumni, send us updates on what you have been doing since graduation.