Welcome to Resources for Student Learning!
The resources here are designed to promote optimum student learning and development at NTU through planning, assessment, and reporting processes based on Diné Philosophy of Education, accreditation criteria, and best practices.
Resources for COVID-19 Disruptions
With the spread of COVID-19, NTU has moved classes online. Below, courtesy of the Tribal College Journal, you will find an annotated bibliography on best practices for teaching online. Thanks to TCJ's Editor, Brad Shreve!
- Bonner, A.D. (2020, March 27). Five Tips for Switching to Online Instruction. In Faculty Focus. Retrieved at: https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/five-tips-for-switching-to-online-instruction/
Basic tips for migrating classes online.
- Cohn, J. & Seltzer, B. (2020, March 17). Teaching Effectively in Times of Disruption. Retrieved at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccsudB2vwZ_GJYoKlFzGbtnmftGcXwCIwxzf-jkkoCU/preview#
Detailed discussion on getting started with new learning technologies.
- Gribetz, S. (2020, March 16). Using Zoom for Online Instruction: Tips for Undergraduate and Graduate as well as Adult Education Courses. In Ancient Jew Review. Retrieved at: https://www.ancientjewreview.com/articles/2020/3/16/using-zoom-for-online-instruction-tips-for-undergraduate-and-graduate-as-well-as-adult-education-courses
Overview of basic online instruction. Goes into best practices for using Zoom.
- Kramer, J. (2020, March 16). Best Practices When Moving Your Teaching Online in a Hurry. In Harvard Extension School. Retrieved at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQKavQcWVMo&feature=youtu.be
Comprehensive overview for moving your class online. Utilizes a variety of elements, including videos, PowerPoint, and recorded lectures.
- Lincoln Land Community College Learning Lab. (2015, July 28). Recording a PowerPoint Presentation with Voice-Over Narration and Saving it as a Movie File. Retrieved at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=selYsj94RQg
Simple instructions on how to record a PowerPoint presentation with narration.
- Miami Dade College Learning Resources. (2019, May 16). Recording Presentations with Zoom. Retrieved at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHH5JEsa6B4
Shows how to record a Zoom presentation.
- University of Minnesota. (2015, August 26). Designing Online Lectures and Recorded Presentations. Retrieved at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCAaRZJFJAU
Guidelines for putting together an online presentation.
Another important resource is from Moodle – NTU's online Learning Management System. Check out "Learn Moodle Basics" at: https://learn.moodle.org/
Assessment is the process of establishing learning goals, providing learning opportunities, assessing student learning, and using results to implement improvements. The process is ongoing. It follows the logic of the Life Principles of Diné Philosophy of Education: Nitsáhákees (critical thinking), Nahat’á (planning), Iiná (implementation), and Sih Hasin (reflection). This takes place for every certificate and degree program.
Rubrics and Checklists
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
American Association of Colleges and Universities
General Education is the foundation for all degree and certificate programs. It provides students with knowledge, skills, attributes, and values needed to learn actively, communicate clearly, think critically, creatively, and reflectively, and to interact effectively in diverse environments. General Education helps students become independent, critical thinkers, competent in their chosen professions by possessing a solid foundation in math, English, laboratory, social and behavioral sciences, communication, and information technology.
NTU's GenEd program is undergoing revision. Faculty are aligning the program to new requirements of the New Mexico Higher Education Department.
General Education Program Assessment Plan 2019-20
Assessment of the GenEd program will take place one goal/semester at a time. Data summaries of direct and indirect measures as outlined above will be compiled on an annual basis by the University's Offices of Assessment and Institutional Research. An annual summary that includes recommendations for program improvement will be prepared by the Student Learning Committee and included in the University's Annual Student Learning Report. Curriculum revisions as needed will be designed by the General Education Committee and reviewed and approved by the Faculty Congress.
New Mexico Higher Education Department Links
- New Mexico General Education Curriculum
- New Mexico Common Course Numbering System
- New Mexico Common Course Numbering System Catalog, v. 13
Co-curricular Programming and Assessment 2020
The goal of Co-Curricular Student Learning and Development at NTU is to provide value to Diné communities through research, community engagement, and service learning projects, and projects that foster cultural preservation, environmental sustainability, and economic development.
Co-Curricular activities are organized by faculty members as course assignments for course credit, and by faculty sponsors in student organizations. Projects require at least ten hours of out-of-class participation and are assessed through a reflective essay or survey.
Students who complete an end-of-project survey do so using an online instrument. Data are organized by the Student Learning Coordinator. Copies of students’ reflective essays are submitted to the Student Learning Coordinator for program improvement analysis. The CCP is overseen and improved annually by NTU’s Student Learning Committee.
- Annual Student Learning Report 2019
- Annual Assessment Report: Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
- Annual Assessment Report: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
- Annual Assessment Report: Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
- Annual Assessment Report: Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
Student Learning Committee
The Student Learning Committee consists of members of the Faculty Congress who represent each academic department and degree-granting campus location. Members are nominated by academic department chairpersons. They serve two-year terms (initially terms are staggered). The Student Learning Committee oversees designs, requirements, tools, reports, and professional development for program assessment, general education, and co-curricular programming. (This committee replaces the Assessment Committee and General Education Committee, starting in 2019-2020.)
Current members serving one-year terms:
- Joe Chapa, Applied Technology - Crownpoint
- Ramesh Devkota, Science – Chinle
- Andrew Escudero, Arts & Humanities – Chinle
- Henry Fowler, Diné Studies – Crownpoint
- Gholam Ehteshami, Engineering, Math, & Technology – Crownpoint
- Dianna Mullet, Arts & Humanities — Crownpoint
- Tama Sloan, Business & Hospitality – Chinle
- Duwayne Thomas, Engineering, Math, & Technology – Chinle
Current members serving two-year terms:
- Chelsea Bunn, Arts & Humanities – Crownpoint
- Jones Lee, Applied Technology – Chinle
- Bruce Lewis, Engineering, Math, & Technology – Chinle
- Peter Moore, Arts & Humanities – Crownpoint
- Sharon Nelson, Diné Studies – Crownpoint
- Rachel Pacheco, Science – Crownpoint
- Jennifer Wheeler, Arts & Humanities – Chinle
- Terry Yazzie, Adult Education – Chinle
Serving ex officio:
- Casmir Agbaraji, Dean of Instruction
- Sheena Begay, Institutional Research
- Dody Begay, Information Technology
- Daniel McLaughlin, Student Learning Coordinator
Student Learning Committee
2019 - 2020
Assessment Committee Meeting
2018 – 2019
- May 10, 2019
- February 15, 2019
- November 30, 2018
- November 9, 2018
- October 19, 2018
- September 7, 2018
- August 24, 2018
- August 8, 2018
2017 – 2018
- June 28, 2018
- May 16, 2018
- April 24, 2018
- April 17, 2018
- March 20, 2018
- March 6, 2018
- February 20, 2018
- February 6, 2018
Songs for Assessment
- Too many rules and regulations (Sugar Ray and the Bluetones)
- You can make it if you try (Sly and the Family Stone)
- Getting better all the time (The Beatles)
Good News Videos