Academic Assessment

Academic Assessment is commonly referred to as Student Learning Outcome (SLO) Programmatic Assessment.  This area of assessment focuses on in the improvement of student learning through data-driven decision making.

Assessment Plans

All academic programs will submit an Academic Assessment Plan in which they will cover the assessment activities, outcomes, cycles, methods, and measures.  The plan is intended to guide the assessment process for that program for a designated number of years based on their Existing Academic Program Review (EAPR) cycle.  Academic Assessment Plans are revised and resubmitted to the Academic Assessment Committee based on the EAPR cycle.

Here is the Academic Assessment Plan Template.  This file is intended to assist in facilitating assessment discussions.  All information should be entered into P.A.W.S.

As part of EAPR/Accreditation or for New Program Approval, the Assessment Plan will be reviewed by the Academic Assessment Committee.

Here is the Academic Assessment Plan Review Rubric.

Assessment Plans must be reviewed and approved by their respective Assessment Committee.  Use the Transmission Form when proposing a new Assessment Plan or changes to existing plans/processes.

Here is the Assessment Plan Transmittal Form.

Annual Reporting

All academic programs will report the assessment activities their program completed for the previous academic year by September 30th of each year.  For example, a report due September 30th, 2020 will encompass activities completed during the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

This information will be submitted online through the Planning and Assessment Web-based System (PAWS).

Here is the Academic Assessment Reporting Template.  This file is intended to assist in facilitating assessment discussions.  All information should be entered into P.A.W.S.

Academic Assessment Committee Feedback

The Academic Assessment Committee (AAC) will evaluate all of the submitted annual Academic Assessment Reports and provide peer feedback.  This evaluation is a rubric based and normed.

Here is the Academic Assessment Report Rubric.

Reporting

The Office of Assessment compiles the submitted Academic Assessment reports with their respective Academic Assessment Committee feedback, and develops an overall annual report.  This process includes all academic programs receiving the committee’s feedback.