Annual Program Assessment
To maintain the ongoing process of evaluating program effectiveness and student learning in between the more comprehensive periodic internal and external reviews, and to ensure that reviews are informed by available data, a Student Learning Summary Report (formerly referred to as the Annual Academic Program Summary by Major) was refined in fall 2017, with the first submission accomplished in fall 2018. All non-accredited programs, as well as Honors College and the College of Professional and Continuing Studies, must submit the annual student learning summary form by September 15 each year.
Programs focus on student learning outcomes and report data and other evaluations designed to inform program planning for the coming year. This annual report serves to improve the documentation of assessment and also provides the programs with the data they need for the periodic self-study process, improving the quality of the fuller self-study report.
Program assessment is a process that enables faculty to answer the following key questions:
- What are we trying to accomplish and why?
- How well are we doing what we intend to do?
- Do we use the information we collect to improve, and to celebrate our successes?
- How do we know that improvements we initiate are working?
Annual Program Assessment Summaries are due on the 15th of September.