Areas of Academic Assessment

Overview
 

There are two related processes for undergraduate programs, academic assessment and program review. The academic assessment process is a continuous process based on student learning outcomes and competencies assessment of the academic programs (SLOs) and General Education program (competencies). The External Comprehensive Academic Program Review (Undergraduate) is an eight year process based on the results of the annual process and other relevant data for the programs.


Assumptions and Notes
 

  • Colleges are responsible for program quality; DASA, UPA, and the colleges are collectively responsible for process quality.
     
  • At a minimum, engagement in assessment will be evidenced by: explicitly stated student learning outcomes, ongoing and continuous evaluation of students' achievement of those outcomes, evidence that results have been used to consider programs, and evidence that assessment is ongoing and continuous.
     
  • The focus should be on program level review and review of courses will take place within that context.