Office of Assessment

Accountability

Deans and unit heads provide oversight for the assessment of all programs within their colleges. Effective Fall 2016, all programs began implementing the following:

  • Development of clearly articulated measureable outcomes;
  • Curriculum maps;
  • Established benchmarks;
  • Gathering and analysis of evidence;
  • Determine how data are used to guide improvements in curriculum, pedagogy, systems and practices;
  • Establish an action plan and implement improvements based on results of program assessment; and
  • Review results of previous year changes to determine the impact on student learning.

Deans and unit heads report results of the following to the Provost annually using an assessment template and rubric:

  • Achievement of program outcomes;
  • How data are used to guide improvements in curriculum, pedagogy, systems and practices; and
  • Impact on student learning.

Deans and unit heads can use the Institutional Assessment Continuous Improvement Rubric to evaluate internal processes used to collect, analyze and report student learning outcomes.

Institutional Assessment Continuous Improvement Rubric