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Suggested Assessment Check-List for Departments
The campus Assessment Oversight Committee has prepared several types of materials to assist
and encourage departments to effectively and consistently employ an appropriate assessment process
every year. This check-list may be helpful, especially for those units who may have new faculty
assigned to this task but may also be helpful to more experienced people who want to consider
enhancing their current procedures.
- The department has an established, substantive, annual assessment process which is
understood (and, hopefully, supported) by the faculty.
- The department has reviewed and, where deemed desirable, revised their individual unit
assessment goals and methodologies within last three years. (Department goals are typically
articulated in the catalog and the assessment process typically focuses on methods of measuring
the degree to which seniors meet those articulated goals. It is not a student 'satisfaction'
- The department has reviewed the assessment results with especial attention to the possible
implications of those results on revision or modification of the departmental curriculum.
(Many universities and some campus departments have recognized the great power of this approach
for improving a department's curricular success.)
- A report of the assessment - methods, results, and how the results were used in curriculum
development/revision - is made annually to the Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis (PBA)
office for posting to the appropriate web site.
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