IRB or Institutional Approval, Web Archive | Texas Assessment Collaborative

On Tuesday, April 26, LEAP Texas Assessment Fellows presented a webinar for the Texas Assessment Collaborative inter-institutional assessment project.  The archive of the “IRB or Institutional Approval” webinar and materials is now available.

This webinar discusses issues related to the protection of human participants in research when sampling student course-embedded work in order to assess student attainment of learning outcomes. The first segment describes how the Texas Assessment Collaborative project design is intended to accommodate IRB and FERPA concerns.  The second segment provides an overview of federal requirements for the protection of human participants in research and institutional review boards. Third, the webinar discusses FERPA concerns related to this inter-institutional assessment project. The final two sections provide provide guidance for institutions participating in the Texas Assessment Collaborative project and explore IRB-related concerns for local institutions conducting LEAP VALUE-based assessment of general education outcomes and the Texas Core Objectives.

Any institution sampling student work to be assessed against learning outcomes may have interest in this webinar in order to inform local practices regarding research compliance issues; institutions participating in the Texas Assessment Collaborative project are encouraged to attend and required to respond to requirements.

The webinar may be viewed here or directly via the LEAP Texas YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/Bhtbhhqftug

The presentation materials are available here: LEAP Texas Assessment Collaborative IRB or Institutional Approval.

Resources discussed in the webinar: Information for formal IRB submissionSample text for informal IRB submissionSample text for institutional approval.