Writing Placement Portfolio Program, Fall 2012-Spring 2015

Composition Program, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Designed new assessment program that replaced system of using SAT/ACT placement exam scores for first-year composition course placement; worked with Writing Collaboratory Consultants and organized program rubric, scoring and course placement; in unison with college Admissions office, worked to market program to incoming applicants.  Received $5000 grant from Independent College Fund of New Jersey, Verizon, Check Into Literacy: Language of Literacy toward new program development

Writing Assessment Coordinator, Fall 2006-Spring 2008

Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center: Scholastic Enhancement Program, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Administered, monitored, scored and assessed reading and writing portion of entrance exam for an admission-based program that provides academic and personal guidance for targeted students entering the university in their first year.  Select program participants placed in my first-year composition courses for continued writing assessment throughout the academic year.

Program Review Assessment Task Group, Fall 2006-Spring 2007

Women’s Center Advisory Council Subcommittee: Constituency Assessment Group, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Member of assessment task group assembled to generate and analyze data for contribution to university Women’s Center program review.

Member, Portfolio Assessment Committee, Summer 2003-2006

Department of English, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Member of collaborative team that organized and arranged an assessment program of first-year composition portfolios submitted upon college admission.

Reader, Portfolio Assessment, March 2003

Department of English, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Ohio Writing Project’s Early English Composition Assessment Program for first-year writing assessment.

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Dr. Michele Polak

Assistant Professor & Director, Composition Program

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