The purpose of the Progressive Measures newsletter is to share information and expertise about assessment and evaluation-related activities with the campus community. The newsletter is published twice year at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit feature articles or information items for publication. Submissions can be sent electronically to Assessment@IllinoisState.edu. Past articles and newsletters can be downloaded in the box on the right.
General Submission Guidelines
A variety of topics and formats are welcome. Generally, format and structure are at the discretion of the author. If you are considering submitting an article, feel free to browse past editions. Articles can range from 1-3 pages or more. Here is a sample outline that may be helpful in writing an article:
1. Describe the topic or research question. It is appropriate to briefly describe your unit's or program's history, context, and background.
2. Describe the method used to address the topic or question. Methods include focus groups, surveys, staff retreats, interviews, or rubrics, just to name a few.
3. Describe your results. Focus on what you learned as a result of the assessment project.
4. Finally, describe how the results were used to make improvements or changes in your unit or program.