This site provides easy access to a broad collection of sociology assessment resources. Many faculty and department leaders do not have the time or experience with assessment to independently create effective assessment tools. Looking at models from other departments can provide a starting point for assessment development and spark creativity. It can also create the opportunity to compare programs and policies across institutions.
Dr. Mary Senter, Sociology Faculty, proposed this website and reviews the content. The site was developed by Rui Wang, Social Sciences Librarian, at Central Michigan University.
Assessment Tools for Sociology Collections and Services in Academic Libraries
The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscapeof Higher Education: Curriculum, Careers, and Online Learning." Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2017. http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/asa-booklet-2017.pdf. ASA’s most recent recommendations for sociology at the BA level.
Ferguson, Susan. "Measuring College Learning in Sociology," In Improving Quality in American Higher Education: Learning Outcomes and Assessments for the 21st Century. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2016. http://highered.ssrc.org/wp-content/uploads/MCL-in-Sociology.pdf. (Assessment p.168-182)
ASA's Department Leaders' Toolbox (2006-2016). Accessed January 24, 2018. http://www.asanet.org/teaching-learning/department-leaders/department-leaders-toolbox.
Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Illinois, Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework.