Course Evaluation Policy
The nursing program has the foundational document of the Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education from AACN. In addition, program outcomes are aligned to the learning objectives of Pacific Lutheran University. Program outcomes are further aligned to each course within the program of study for the nursing program. Faculty must identify specific assignment(s) that will be used to evaluate student achievement on each course objective (designate these on the course syllabus — see syllabus template). This is required by the accrediting organization to insure students are meeting all program outcomes. Assignments will be reviewed by the program-level Curriculum Instruction Committee and evaluated by the program-level Program Evaluation Committee. If an instructor needs to change an assignment, the new assignment, grading rubric and rationale is submitted to CIC for approval because CIC must insure program outcomes are being equitably assessed and met throughout the program. Faculty are responsible for completing the course evaluation form at the end of each semester in which a course is taught.