Assessment System

A circular flowchart that begins with Use Data for Improvement at the top, with an arrow pointing to Implement Change on the right, another arrow pointing to Gather and Analyze Data on the bottom, and an arrow pointing to Report and Revise Process on the left, and a final arrow pointing back up to the top.

  1. Student work from designated core courses are scored by faculty using divisional rubrics.  The results are analyzed and shared with the assessment committee and the relevant instructors who implement changes designed to improve student learning.  See “curriculum mapping” for more information.  Frequency of assessment is determined by department but occurs at least once per year.
  2. Senior work is assessed within our capstone courses by a group of FSB assessment fellows, who attend final presentations, read capstone papers, and solicit impressions of team communication from faculty and students.  Capstone work is assessed every other year.
  3. The Assessment committee aggregates data from multiple course-based assessments, senior work in capstone courses, and indirect assessment data.  Most indirect assessment data is gathered every year.
  4. Results are shared each year or upon request more frequently with decision-makers who make appropriate changes to improve student learning.
  5. The changes are assessed in the next cycle.

A flow chart designed to be read from the bottom up. From the bottom, it reads 1. Gather and Analyze Data through course embedded assignments, capstone projects, and indirect assessment data. 2. Report and Revise Process with Assessment Committee. 3. Use Data for Improvement - Course Coordinators, FSB Committees, executive, diversity, international studies, undergraduate, special projects. Step 4. Implement Change - Faculty.