Office of Academic Assessment highlights campus partnerships–Spotlight on the Biggio Testing Center
Launched in 2018, Creed to Succeed helps the university evaluate the core curriculum, offers current students an opportunity to provide feedback on their educational experience and provides the university with critical information regarding student success. The course, housed in Canvas, is Auburn's premier graduating senior data collection course and is not possible without the collaborative efforts of multiple campus offices. Each unit involved with the initiative brings a distinct set of skills and unique value to Creed to Succeed. The Creed to Succeed initiative recently received the 2020 President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award because Creed to Succeed provides pivotal information to efforts aimed at increasing student achievement at Auburn. The Office of Academic Assessment looks forward to recognizing the partners involved with Creed to Succeed throughout the spring 2021 semester in this monthly spotlight.
Very early in the development of the Creed to Succeed infrastructure, the Office of Academic Assessment collaborated with Biggio Testing Services. Both offices developed a plan for sending students to the testing center during the first two months of each semester to complete the Student Core Outcomes and Readiness Evaluation, or SCORE, and allow for efficient collection of core learning outcome data. Continue reading to learn more about the Biggio Testing Center.
The Biggio Testing Center is located within Biggin Hall on Auburn’s campus and is committed to providing a wide-range of tests to the university and surrounding communities in a convenient and professional setting. By using the testing centers online proctoring services, faculty save time and resources with services for both traditional and online classes.
Biggio Testing Center at Auburn University subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines, permitting the testing center to administer a variety of computer-based exams each year. The Biggio Testing Center collaborates with campus faculty and administrators, other colleges, universities, testing companies and national organizations to stay up-to-date with the most recent changes in all facets of testing.
Mary Clark manages testing services in Biggin Hall, while Cheryl O’leary manages the weekly testing schedule. Mary and Cheryl were asked to get involved with the UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed infrastructure when the SCORE was created to gather evidence of student learning associated with the general education and core curriculum. Mary and Cheryl both work very closely with the Academic Insights Coordinator Stuart Miller to determine an appropriate SCORE testing schedule each semester.
When asked about collaboration with the Office of Academic Assessment and other units across campus on the Creed to Succeed project, Cheryl and Mary both spoke very highly of each unit involved and said that, “this project allowed us to meet with faculty in other departments to collaborate and use our strengths to be successful in creating the new UNIV 4AA0 infrastructure.”
If you would like to contact the Biggio Testing Center or have inquiries about on-campus testing solutions, you can reach them best by phone at (334) 844-3151 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hours in Biggin Hall are:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Fridays 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Submitted by: Katie Boyd
Creed to Succeed President’s Collaborative Units Award group photo.