Program Assessment Planning Institute
This program meets for three full sessions and should be attended by those individuals/groups charged with creating their unit's academic program assessment plan for the University's assessment process.
Download Institute materials here: Assessment Materials (.zip)
Following this program we assume that you will continue to work closely with your unit to further develop and refine your assessment plan using the work we've done together as a foundation.
We will help you:
- Identify and explain the purpose and process of assessment, including how assessment data might be used to identify strengths, weaknesses, and gaps within the curriculum that can be addressed to improve student learning;
- Identify & evaluate the components of an assessment plan;
- Draft a preliminary curriculum map for your program that identifies specific courses where program learning outcomes are addressed;
- Define expected levels of student achievement and develop corresponding assessment methods to build a foundation for a comprehensive program-level assessment plan;
- Develop a plan to gather, analyze, and interpret assessment data to determine how well student learning matches expectations.