|ACE: Stevens Online Assessment Survey Tool|
The School of Engineering Assessment Center (SEAC) developed an online assessment system to facilitate data collection and related processing for assessment surveys of the various constituencies (students in the form of course surveys, alumni, co-op students, co-op employer).
Accessing the A.C.E. Software Application
- Students should use their campus pipeline username and password to login.
- Faculty should use their campus pipeline username and password to login.
- Staff/Program Administrators should use their campus pipeline username and password to login.
- Alumni and Coop Employers should use their campus pipeline username and password to login.
For questions regarding your campus pipeline login please contact Stevens Help Desk at 201.216.5500.
For all other questions, please contact the Assessment Administrator for assistance.
|Architectural Design and Functionality of ACE|
- Flexibility - support different types of surveys. Simplicity/Ease of Use - The system is simple, intuitive and easy to use.
- Maintainability - The system is easy to maintain. Web-enabled / Browser Based – The ACE system is browser based and accessible from outside the Stevens network without compromising on the security of the system.
- Secure – The system provides for security of certain critical information such as users ids, and passwords. Interoperability – The system interacts with the Student Information System (SIS) with minimal human intervention allowing real time user authentication.
- One-Stop-Surveying - Students have one URL to access all of their engineering surveys that they need to take each semester through a secure encrypted connection.
- Empowerment - Faculty access is hierarchical allowing specific faculty more administrative access to the various features of ACE and empowering all faculty members to independently participate in the survey system by adding Course Specific Questions to their own surveys and allowing them to view and save their own course reports for analysis and historical comparison. ACE notifies faculty of their on-going course response rate so that faculty can encourage their students to respond to the surveys which has dramatically increased the final response rate.
- Wide Scope- Program and Department Directors can easily view not only the results from their programs courses but also the coop students and alumni from their program. Analysis- Link to program criteria (such as Course Performance Criteria and Assessment Performance Criteria). In other words, allows a particular survey question to be associated with a particular objective of the school / program. This allows administrators to understand and analyze the performance of various school entities against pre-defined goals / benchmarks.
|Future Updates to the ACE Software System|
The School of Engineering is continually reviewing ACE and the surveying process to determine whether or not it is meeting the needs of its stakeholders and users. Expansion of the scope of the surveys is planned for the next version of the online Assessment System. For example, non-engineering courses such as Humanities, Physics, Mathematics, etc., will be included in the assessment process and revised versions of alumni surveys and coop student/employer surveys will be implemented.
Christine del Rosario
Director of Academic Communications & Assessment
Edwin A. Stevens Hall