After creating and implementing learning experiences and conducting assessment of student learning outcomes and program outcomes, faculty and department committees discuss and use the assessment results to improve learning.
View the Departmental Outcomes-Based Evaluation Plan (PDF) for Continuous Curricular Improvement. The plan includes an overview of who is assessed, who is involved in the assessment process, steps to discuss and use the assessment results (close to loop), and timeline.
Examples of how faculty members discuss assessment results include:
- Special topics faculty meetings
- Major-specific faculty discussions
- Wisdom on Wednesdays (WOW) teaching discussions
- Faculty conversations using Collaborative Assessment Protocol (PDF)
- Curriculum Committee and Outcomes Assessment Committee meetings
The departmental Outcomes Assessment Committee provides updates to faculty at the annual department retreat and makes recommendations to the departmental Curriculum Committee. Results of outcomes results are discussed, trends are identified, strategies to improve courses and curricula are proposed, and implementation plans are suggested.
Recommendations to Curriculum Committee (PDF)
Evidence of using assessment results:
- Curricular recommendations/changes
- Examples of faculty training (faculty retreats, workshops, special topics meetings)
The departmental Outcomes Assessment Committee submits an annual report to the department chair.