Academic Program Assessment and Departmental Planning Report
This report is due to the Dean of your college by June 2, 2008.
I. Academic Program and Department Goals
Both student learning goals and broader departmental goals are considered in this report.
A. Student Learning Goals for Academic Programs (Majors, Minors, and Certificates)
Please list all academic programs assessed in this section.
Identify major student learning goals/objectives for your academic programs
What should students know and/or be able to do at the end of their program?
Identify those student learning goals/objectives that will be assessed for AY2007-08.
____ All goals are being assessed in this report
____ Specific goals are being assessed in this report (please list and briefly explain rationale)
Changes in student learning goals/objectives
Comparing AY2007-2008 goals to those reported in AY2006-2007, identify changes, if any, that you
made in student learning goals/objectives and the reason for the changes.
B. Additional Critical Functions of the Department
Identify goals and objectives of the department (in addition to the student learning goals for your
academic programs) which are critical to your mission. These might include administrative functions,
service courses, community events and other key issues for the department.
Identify those departmental functions that will be assessed for AY2007-08.
____ All goals are being assessed in this report
____ Specific goals are being assessed in this report (please list and briefly explain rationale):
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Considering both your student learning goals and your broader departmental goals and critical
functions, please identify who or what contributed to their development. Check all that apply and
identify specific groups, organizations, agencies or stakeholders that contribute to the development of
____ Accrediting (or certification) body
_____ Professional organization/standards
_____ Internal stakeholders (e.g., department faculty, students, staff, colleagues from other departments
_____ External stakeholders (e.g., recent graduates, potential employers)
II. Academic Program and Department Evaluation
A. Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Address only the student learning goals/objectives you are assessing in AY2007-2008.
Where is each student learning goal/objective addressed in your curriculum?
Responses might include a single course, a series of linked courses or a project.
How does the department know their graduates meet the student learning goals/objectives above?
Evaluation methods should be linked specifically to the stated goals/objectives and to student
learning. Please be as specific as possible in describing how you are assessing student
What direct measures does your department use?
Direct measures are those that assess student learning itself.
Measures might include course embedded testing, presentations, papers, capstone projects,
and standardized testing.
What indirect measures does your department use?
Indirect measures could include student satisfaction surveys, exit interviews, employer or
alumni surveys, or reflective essays.
Are there other ways you measure student learning outcomes? (Please describe):
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B. Evaluation of Departmental Critical Functions
Address only the additional critical functions that are being evaluated in AY2007-2008
How does the department evaluate critical functions and factors other than student learning
outcomes for the academic programs?
III. Program Improvement and Development
A. Academic Program Improvement and Development
Summarize your findings based on the information gathered from the evaluation of student learning
What did the department/program find out about student learning as a result of the assessment
What conclusions has the department/program drawn with respect to student learning?
What specific actions have been undertaken to improve student learning?
What strategies are used by the department?
B. Departmental Improvements and Development
Summarize your findings based on the information gathered from the evaluation of critical departmental
What did the department find out as a result of the evaluation process?
What conclusions has the department/program drawn?
What specific actions have been undertaken to improve critical departmental functions? What
strategies is the department using?
A. Diversity in academic programs
How is diversity addressed in your program?
Is diversity mentioned in your program goals? Describe how so:
Is diversity addressed within your course curriculum? Describe how so:
B. The role of diversity in non-academic departmental objectives.
Are there other ways in which your department/program addresses diversity?
Based on your conclusions about student learning and additional critical functions, what resources are
needed to facilitate the success of your department and programs?
Resources might include human resources, additional training/education for faculty, computer
hardware or software, equipment. Please be specific and include accurate costs.
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Assessment Representative Date
Department Chair Date
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