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Assessment Depositing: A Resource for Faculty

The ePortfolio Program and Faculty Co-Directors of the Assessment created this document to help faculty support assessment depositing in their courses. It contains the rationale for LaGuardia's assessment process and information about how to access resources to support students depositing authentic academic work via our Digication ePortfolio system.

STEP 1: Speak to your students about this process. It's important for faculty to make students aware of this to understand the process and the logistics behind. To this end, feel free to:

    • Share this handout with your students that explains the Core Competencies and Communication Abilities.

    • Follow this quick guide to check that the Competencies and Abilities have been properly been set up for your course.

STEP 2: Share resources with them.Once you've informed your students about the assessment process and have checked that this information has been set up for your course, share the following resources with students:

STEP 3: Review the artifacts submitted.Once your students have deposited their assignments, follow this quick guide to confirm that your students have deposited the correct assignments.

There are five simple ways faculty can help students complete the assessment depositing process. They can:

    1. Request a workshop and a staff member will come to your class to help your students deposit their work. Click here to access the form.

    2. Send students to open labs on campus normally scheduled during the last week of classes and during finals' week at different timeslots to reach day and evening students. Click here to see the schedule and share it students.

    3. Share resources with students so that they can deposit their work on their own. All they need to know is the assignment they need to deposit and the competency/ability it goes under. Share this quick guide or this video tutorial with them.

    4. Deposit student's work. If faculty choose to, they can also submit student work to the assessment area by following this guide.

    5. Direct students to the ePortfolio office in MB-57 and to the website for additional resources and support.

Outcomes Assessment is the primary process by which faculty employ data from authentic student work to visualize, study, and refine student learning at the College. It is also mandated by CUNY for the purposes of accreditation. LaGuardia's assessment processes have emerged organically from sustained work by faculty and staff over the past two decades. Our assessment framework employs evidence to make claims about student learning at LaGuardia that consider:

  • The entire purpose of college education, from first to last semester;
  • The teaching that takes place inside and outside the classroom;
  • The learning that happens within and across programs, majors, or disciplines.

Our assessment processes are meant to answer questions such as:

  • What do we want our students to learn?
  • What are our common priorities as a College?
  • How do we know we are succeeding in teaching those priorities?
  • How do we know our students are learning, and how do we prove it?

These questions activate the College's sustained inquiry into the following key areas:

  • Our disciplinary majors and academic programs;
  • Our General Education Core Competencies and Communication Abilities;
  • Our student services and College administration;
  • Our co-curricular events and programs.

When students deposit their work into our Digication ePortfolio platform, they provide us with the evidence we need to make claims about what learning takes place in our academic programs. But more important, we give ourselves the opportunity to improve student learning. Students can be important agents in the improvement of the College.

Source: Learning Matters Assessment Guide, pp 4-5

For additional information about assessment, faculty and staff can visit the Assessment website at:

For questions about overall purpose of the assessment process or the designation of a course to a particular Core Competency or Communication Ability, please contact the Faculty Co-Directors of the Assessment Leadership Team:

Professor Justin Rogers-Cooper
(718) 482-5913

Professor Regina Lehman
(718) 482-5775

For questions about scheduling an assessment workshop, resources for faculty or students, and for scheduling a one-on-one training demonstration for faculty, please contact the following ePortfolio staff:

Oscar Cortes
(718) 482-5407

Frehiwot Leyeh
(718) 482-5407

Pablo Avila
(718) 482-5499

ePortfolio Program

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