As an important part of the university’s accreditation and continuous improvement process, each program is required to submit an annual assessment results report to the academic assessment committee at the end of spring semester describing its assessment results and program modifications. Programs that are new to the process or have not submitted a recent report are required to also submit a planning report by the end of November.
While programs may use the templates provided by the assessment committee, they may also use a different format that better serves their purposes (e.g., professional accreditation) as long as the program report describes modifications based on the direct assessments of student learning. As well, there is no specified content for the reports. Some programs report multiple assessment results for all of their learning outcomes, for example, while other programs focus in depth on assessment results for a small number of learning outcomes.
Examples of planning reports, results reports and templates can be found to the right.