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Assessment Report Template


Optional Template

I. Title of academic program/department

II. List of student learning outcomes for your academic program

III. What evidence/data was gathered to assess the learning outcome(s)?

Examples:

  • Student Portfolios in capstone course (56-4900)
  • Artist Statements from course (23-4000)
  • Pre-test & Post test from course (32-1000)

IV. How, when, and by whom was evidence gathered, and how it was it analyzed?

Example:

Fall 2011 – Collect and analyze artist/reflective statements using a faculty-developed rubric. Faculty members collect and forward artist/reflective statements to Assessment Coordinator; faculty from the departmental assessment committee assess statements using the rubric in Fall 2011.

The assessment activity results suggest the following:

65% of students scored satisfactory or better on their ability to contextualize innovative and original design while referencing benchmark graphic design history and theory as it applies to practice and product.

88% of student scored satisfactory or better on effective application of materials, techniques, technology, vocabulary/terminology of Graphic Design.

V. What discussions have faculty within the program had about these findings? What are the implications and findings of the evidence gathered?

Example:

Assessment results were shared and discussed at the December 2011 and February 2012 faculty meetings. The faculty identified and discussed the following strengths and weaknesses...

Because 35% of students had trouble contextualizing their original design while benchmarking graphic design history and theory as it applies to practice and product we discussed the following curricular changes...

Because 88% of students were able to effectively ________, we are not changing anything regarding...

VI. What changes, if any, are planned as a result of these findings?

Example: A module regarding design history and theory is being added to...

VII. Plan for future assessment - How will evidence of these student learning outcomes be gathered in the next year, and when? Who will analyze this evidence, and when will the findings be discussed?

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