[Portfolio] new workflow for reviews

Noah Botimer botimer at umich.edu
Fri Aug 21 10:22:46 PDT 2009


Would you like us to make space on the Monday call's agenda to  
discuss this? Do you have any documentation published somewhere?


On Aug 19, 2009, at 6:22 PM, Charles Hedrick wrote:

> Rutgers is preparing a campus-wide portfolio. We have a very
> decentalized structure. So there's not a single office helping
> students and using it for assessment. Rather, various people will be
> asking students to make entries in their portfolio, and reviewing  
> them:
> * first year seminars
> * college life people
> * courses
> * departments
> * college staff doing assessment
> This makes evaluation using a rubric difficult, because without some
> additional code, we would mix evaluations done by very different
> people for different purposes. Each program may want to review the
> items they have assessed. In general we want to assess individual
> items (forms), not cells.
> I've added a new review workflow that keeps track of who the
> assessment was done for. Internally it is a single table. It points to
> an item, a review, a group within the site, and a reviewer. Next to an
> item in a cell, I've added a new command, "submit for review". When a
> student selects that, they get a list of all groups they in, with the
> people in that group who have review permission. The student then
> submits the item to a specific person. (The problem is that a student
> may well be in more than one group that is using the portfolio.)
> Reviewers have a listing of all items that have been submitted to them
> for review (and a separate listing of items they have previously
> reviewed). I believe this gives us enough data that we can produce
> reports for a course or a program on items they have reviewed.
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