Measuring the Varied Skills of Psychology Majors: A Revision and Update of the Academic Skills Inventory (2013)Author(s): Jennifer L. Perry and Michelle Singer Foust (Baldwin Wallace University) and Joelle D. Elicker (University of Akron)
Description: This resource is a revision of the Academic Skills Inventory of Kruger and Zechmeister (2001), updated to include new criteria (e.g., personal development), to expand treatment of ethical standards, diversity, research techniques, etc., to incorporate the skills proposed in the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (2007) and the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major Version 2.0 (2012), and to incorporate experiences that are not currently captured in either of these sources.
Note: 2011 OTRP Instructional Resource Award
A Guide to Writing Learning Objectives for Teachers of Psychology (2012)Author(s): Guy A. Boysen
Affiliation: State University of New York at Fredonia and McKendree University
Description: The purpose of this 18-page resource is to assist psychology teachers in (a) understanding key terms related to objectives and their assessment, (b) writing behavior-based learning objectives, and (c) evaluating objectives once they are written. The resource includes a table that illustrates how various psychology outcomes can be addressed with objectives at various levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.
An Electronic Workbook for Assessing the Dunn et al. (2007) “Quality Benchmarks in Undergraduate Psychology Programs" (2008)Author(s): Michael Vigorito
Affiliation: Seton Hall University
Description: This is an electronic version of the eight domain matrices in an electronic workbook using Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet software. Faculty can evaluate a program using all of the Dunn et al. benchmarks by selecting one of the four qualities for each attribute in the eight key domains. The rich text document provides the rationale and step-by-step instructions for using the spreadsheets. The compressed zip file contains one rich text file and two Microsoft Excel files. After downloading the zip file, you can uncompress the files with any zip compression software.
Report on Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes (2002)Author(s): American Psychological Association Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes
Note: The task force report was not produced by OTRP or STP/Division 2. However, OTRP is citing this link here to foster the dissemination of these important goals and outcomes.