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Assessment of Student Learning

Academic Degree Program Assessment of Student Learning

The primary use of assessment of student learning at the program level is to provide information for reviewing and improving the program’s curriculum, instruction, and resource allocation.

Degree program assessment is supported and monitored by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness on behalf of the University Assessment Committee and the Office of the Provost. Reporting on and use of results of assessment of student learning is required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Academic departments at EKU are required to articulate student learning objectives for each degree program, option, certificate and minor and to design and implement assessment measures to ascertain progress towards those student learning objectives.  Academic departments are required to submit annual progress reports delineating results of student learning assessment and the use of results for improvement.

Snapshot of the Assessment of Student Learning Process

Strategic Plan Reporting Unit Action Plan Components

 

Annual Planning and Progress Reports

All results, meaningful change, and associated evidence should be entered into TracDat on or before the dates below. The reports will be reviewed by the Academic Planning and Assessment Committee and feedback will be provided to each program and reporting unit.

October 13, 2017: Academic Degree Programs

December 8, 2017: Departments, Colleges, Academic Support Units, Student Support Units, and Administrative Units

Documents to aid the preparation of Annual Planning and Progress Reports:

  • Assurance of Evidence Worksheets: This form is offered as an optional exercise to be carried out during the preparation of annual reports. You are not expected to turn it in.

  • 2017 APAC Review Forms: These documents will be used by the Annual Planning and Assessment Committee to evaluate submitted annual reports.

 

General Education Assessment of Student Learning

Assessment of student learning within EKU's general education program is the responsibility of the General Education Committee with the support of Institutional Effectiveness. General Education Assessment Information

 

QEP Assessment | Read with Purpose

Institutional Effectiveness & Research staff work closely with Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) staff members to design and implement, the multiple strategies for assessing the QEP. The focus of the EKU's Quality Enhancement Program, Read with Purpose, is to develop critical readers who are guided by purposeful inquiry; as such, it reinforces the university's current emphasis on promoting metacognitive strategies to foster deep learning. QEP Information

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