Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Question Topics
- Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions
- Methodology and Scoring
- Reporting and Data Use
- Additional Questions
Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost to participate in the VALUE Institute?The work of VALUE has evolved from standalone rubric tools to demonstrating the proof-of-concept through the three Collaboratives, and is now poised to transition to a self-sustaining Institute. Cost for assessment of student work artifacts through the VALUE Institute is $6,000 to assess 100 pieces of authentic student work. This fee covers the expenses to:
- Assist with developing a sampling framework and strategy
- Upload student work artifacts in the Institute database (Watermark/Tk20/LiveText platform – you do not have to currently use these platforms to participate)
- Address one learning outcome (VALUE rubric) across each rubric dimension for 100 pieces of student work
- Have all artifacts double-scored by certified VALUE rubric scorers
- Generate scoring results reports, report templates, as well as the raw institutional data from scoring
Who is the VALUE Institute designed to serve? What types of institutions should participate?Participation in the VALUE Institute is open to all types of higher education institutions/providers.
Is participation limited to AAC&U member institutions?No. AAC&U membership is not a requirement for participation in the VALUE Institute.
How does an institution join the VALUE Institute?Complete the VALUE Institute registration form here: valueinstituteassessment.org
Can we participate in the VALUE Institute as a consortium?Any individual campus or program within a consortium may participate, and campuses may indeed choose to participate as a consortium in the VALUE Institute for purposes of data sharing, resource sharing, etc. Additionally, there may be opportunities to engage with such groups as the Multi-State Collaborative (MSC), an on-going collaborative partnership between AAC&U and SHEEO, for two- and four-year public institutions. Institute staff are willing to assist institutions in thinking through possible consortia arrangements.
Could we form a consortium within the national norms for specialized disciplines (e.g., visual and performing arts)? Can individual departments or groups of faculty participate independently of the broader institution?
Which office/department should be involved in the VALUE Institute? Does it need to be the institutional research office, or can it be a teaching and learning center/scholarship of teaching and learning institute?