School/Department Learning Outcomes
This web page is maintained by the Office of Financial Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment on behalf of the Vice Provost and Dean of Assessment. Financial Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment provides administrative, statistical and professional support to the University's Student Learning Outcomes Assessment process. Financial Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment administers the core process on behalf of the Vice Provost and Dean of Assessment, and creates and maintains the universe of assessment resources that feed into the process. The Vice Provost and Dean of Assessment updates and maintains the University's Student learning Outcomes Assessment Plan, schedules the Annual Key Assessment process driven by the plan, and is responsible for soliciting, coordinating, and reviewing materials, generated by individual academic programs which support the plan, and the Assessment process.
As a result of two closely-related initiatives – major assessment finding reports and annual key assessment finding documents – departments' and schools' documents have been collected on a set schedule (every five years and annually). They have reviewed specific quantitative and qualitative data and then, reflected and commented on the assessment findings and implications for their programs.
Annual Key Assessment Findings
Conducted annually the following report focuses on faculty review and analysis of direct evidence of student learning for a one-year time period. Each department and School reviews student progress and applies the results of student learning assessments in their short- and long-term planning to improve instruction and student outcomes. This process interjects a guided reflection and a formal report which is available below.Year 2016-2017 (Replaced by academic self-study process --will resume in 2017-18)
Year 2012-2013 (did not perform Annual Key Assessment Findings, please see Major Assessment Findings Review)
Major Assessment Findings
Conducted every five years the following summative report reflects a thoughtful analysis of, reflection and response to the direct and indirect student assessment data collected over the time period. The reports include (1) discussion of direct assessment measures (e.g., at a minimum performance in capstone projects and pass rates on comprehensive examinations) and other indirect measures (e.g., student course evaluations, program review data, alumni surveys, etc.); (2) reflections on analyses of enrollment, student performance, and students’ instructor and course ratings and the department’s/School’s use of NSSE results to benchmark its seniors’ general education outcomes, and (3) a narrative describing curricular improvements the department/School had introduced as a result of earlier assessment findings.AY2008-09 through AY2012-13
AY2003-04 through AY2007-08
At the end of every semester, students are invited to provide feedback on courses, classrooms and instructors through online questionnaires. In addition to soliciting responses to set questions, the questionnaires also allow for open-ended observations about perceived strengths of the course and instructor, suggestions for possible improvements, and any other comments the student might wish to make about the course.
Program Goal Statements
Formal statement of goals for student learning for each degree and certificate program at the university. Identifies multiple measures of student learning assessment appropriate to program goals, and summarizes the steps faculty follow to implement and analyze these assessments.