Outcomes Assessment

Outcomes Assessment for All:  How We Can Improve Our Services - or Confirm Our Good Practices

Classified Professional Development Day  |  Friday, August 12
Time:  1:45 - 3:00 PM  |  Location:  TBD

Outcomes Assessment for All:  Best Practices to Involve All Faculty in Completing the Outcomes Cycle

Fall FLEX Day 2016  |  Friday, August 26
Time:  11:30 AM - 12:45 PM  |  
Location:  13-2465

Outcomes Assessment is an ongoing, evidence-based approach that indicates the extent to which programs, courses, services, and all college units achieve their intentions. Assessment uses a feedback loop that involves identifying desired results; collecting and analyzing relevant information (data); and then using the findings to stimulate discussions and direct activities that can improve instructional delivery, curricula, programs, and/or services. 

Generally, measurable outcomes are a means to determine what students know, think, feel or do as a result of a given educational experience. Outcomes assessment, including course (SLOs), unit (AUOs), program (PLOs), and institutional levels (ILOs), allows departments to discover if the students are, in fact, learning what they are expected to learn. 

Why do we assess? 

Jonathan Hymer (August 2012)

 

Are you ready to map your outcomes?