Ongoing Assessment Programs

The development of consistent and sustainable cycles for the assessment of student learning are foundational to the assessment program in the academic division.

Assessment of General Education/Core Curriculum

The current general education program is primarily assessed via indirect student survey responses included in the course evaluation questions. Each year, the Core Curriculum Committee designates one ILO to be included for review by students. In addition, some departments collect data on the General Education element outcome they have designated.

Current General Education Program

Integrative Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
ILO Indirect Assessment Results
Element Student Learning Data

Revised Core Curriculum Planning

Recommendations
Core Curriculum Committee (CCC) Initiatives 2019-2020

By the end of the 2020-21 academic year, the Core Curriculum Committee will establish newly revised learning outcomes for each key element of the Core, accompanied by a curriculum map and assessment plan built on a 3-year cycle for implementation and progression.

Assessment within the Major

All programs assess student learning via designated program-level learning outcomes. Programs submit annual reports that summarize student learning goals, assessment strategies, and actions taken as a result of assessment findings. This information is used by departments to modify curricula to best support successful student learning and to contribute to the seven-year program review process.

By the end of the 2020-21 academic year, the Core Curriculum Committee will establish newly revised learning outcomes for each key element of the Core, accompanied by a curriculum map and assessment plan built on a 3-year cycle for implementation and progression.

  •     Learning Outcomes
  •     Executive Summary 2018-19
  •     Initiatives for 2019-20

Assessment within the Minor

Students who choose to complete a minor see a wide range of options for completing these requirements; rarely are there required common courses. To assess the overall outcomes of the minor, students complete a survey reflecting their personal goals for completing a minor.

Teaching and Course Feedback

At the end of each semester, students are invited to participate in online course evaluations for each enrolled course. Faculty, chairs, and deans use these results for immediate instructional improvement and as part of standard promotion and tenure procedures. These data are only used internally to department/division/school considerations.

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