Instructions for 2023-2024 Academic Program Assessment and Reporting

Instructions for 2023-2024 Academic Program Assessment and Reporting

Your work in programs is to develop students in the knowledge and abilities you have described in your Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). The process of Assessment is your evaluation of how well the students are doing compared to your expectations, especially your expectations as they complete the program. As you measure student learning, and then make conclusions about where and how students are meeting program expectations, you will want to identify changes to implement in your program that can improve student learning. This is the process of curriculum development and assessment done collaboratively by faculty each year.  As improvements are implemented and new evaluations of learning are made, this builds to a cycle of continuous improvement.

This year program faculty and staff are asked to work on curriculum development and assessment activities related to your Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) most closely aligned Christian Faith (University Learning Outcome #1) and Integrated Disciplinary Knowledge (University Learning Outcome #3).

A representative of every undergraduate major, stand-alone certificate and graduate or professional program should submit their report on this work for the 2023-2024 academic year by October 1, 2024, the final due date.

Please plan to attend the Academic Program Assessment Leader Roundtable 20224 (via Zoom) Thursday August 8, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Central/12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern.

More Information on this essential improvement process is on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcome channel on the faculty tab of the portal.

Cycle of Assessment/Continuous Improvement
Curriculum Map Example 2023 Word
Curriculum Map Example 2023 Excel
University Learning Outcome Categories 1-6

University Common Scale
Criteria for Evaluating Academic Program Assessment
Indicators of Good Practice in Assessment

If you have questions about assessment or these forms, please contact Elizabeth Evans at or 262 243 4283.