Course Assessment Report S2012

Course assessment is process that includes development of student learning outcomes (recorded on the syllabus .syll file), defining how achievement of those outcomes will be evaluated (recorded in the course assessment plan's .assm file), reviewing the assessment data collected and sharing those results with other faculty or stakeholders, and using that data to close-the-loop through changes to the course which are monitored over time. The Course Assessment Report records a snapshot of the assessment process within each course, allowing further aggregation of assessment activities university wide. Each instructor is to complete the Course Assessment Report for each lecture course they teach. Estimated time of completion: first use 15 min, subsequent use 5 min.

* 1. Please enter your course information:

* 2. Which summary best describes this course's student learning outcomes as evident on the current syllabus for this course?

* 3. Thinking in the context of your program or those this course serves, how could the program show this course's outcomes are appropriate to the mission, programs, degrees, students and other stakeholders?

* 4. What kinds of evidence do you collect and analyze in this course to demonstrate that students have achieved your stated student learning outcomes? (select all that apply)

* 5. In what ways do you analyze and use the evidence of student learning collected in this course? (select all that apply)

* 6. OVERALL, considering the factors identified above, assign this course an Assessment Factor Score (AFS) (from 1 to 4). The AFS can be used in program-level assessment, particularly when reviewing service courses from other departments.

* 7. Is this course approved for General Education?

* 8. Skip if you answered "NO" to the previous question. If this course is approved as meeting the General Education outcomes, what methods/records were used to specifically assess achievement of the the general education outcomes?

* 9. In a short sentence or two provide an example, quote or caption summarizing for this course your use of assessment data to "close the loop"; that is to collect and use evidence of student learning to improve the effectiveness of your efforts, student learning, and to inform others of what students learn and how well they learn it.