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Assurance of Learning Day Resources

EKU's sixth annual Assurance of Learning Day will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017. This day provides faculty with the opportunity to discuss student learning in their programs.  Day classes will be dismissed.  (Classes resume at 4 p.m.)

The topics below provide ideas for ways to use the day.  While the day's focus should be on some aspect of student learning assessment and assuring that students are learning, ideally the day will focus upon using data to improve learning.  The structure, topics and activities within in each department are determined by the faculty and chair.

Assurance of Learning Day Resources 

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.

Chairs' To Do List Prior to Assurance of Learning Day
Send to Dean by September 22:

  •  Agenda for Assurance of Learning Day
  •  Location of Meeting


Assurance of Learning Day Topic Suggestions

  • Prepare material for Annual Planning and Progress reports (academic program reports due October 13, 2017 & department, college and other reporting units due December 8)
  • Discuss feedback from the Academic Planning and Assessment Committee Spring 2017 workshops held in response to SACS COC review: Documenting Meaningful Changes through concrete evidence. What documented examples of meaningful change can faculty provide for use in the annual report?
  • QEP: identify program-level student outcomes that could be tagged as a critical reading objective and/or develop separate learning outcomes for critical reading. Please be aware that in the 2018 reports, all programs will be expected to link at least one of their existing outcomes with critical reading or create a new outcome.
  • With respect to QEP and Gen Ed, note that in the 2018-2019 year Elements 3A, 3B, and 5A will be expected to collect data on a critical reading outcome; all other elements will pilot QEP collection practices in 2019-2020.
  • Strategic Planning—Department Level
  • Assessment of Student Learning—Program Level
  • Collaboration with other academic programs and departments on campus to assure student learning
  • Curriculum Alignment and Mapping—each program should have discussed mapping in 2015 and submitted a map to Institutional Effectiveness


Consultation Visits

If you have any questions or need any help in planning your Assurance of Learning Day activities, please contact Tanlee Wasson, Jackie Jay, or Bethany Miller. We are also available to consult with departments/programs on Assurance of Learning Day. 


Assurance of Learning Day Report & Survey

Once AOL day has concluded, provide an overview report of AOL activities (using the link below) on or before Friday, October 6, 2017.

-- Thank you for submitting your reports!  The Survey has been closed. --


Pre-workshops (Noel Studio)


Please register in advance at

General Education Assessment Workshop, Erin Presley
Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00 / Tuesday, September 19 at 10:00

What is the process for assessing General Education courses at EKU? How can we improve student learning as a result of General Education assessment findings? How can educational programs integrate general Education assessment with program-level evaluation? The 2017-8 Academic Year is a reporting period for all courses participating in the General Education Curriculum. Using course assessment results meaningfully is a process of identifying factors that affect learning outcomes and taking action to continuously improve student learning. Identifying the use of General Education course results is a key priority at both the course and University level, and information about meaningful change or action is shared internally and externally. Join us as we learn about the General Education assessment process, why it is important from the student to the institutional level, and how to document meaningful change.

Assuring Evidence for Continuous Improvement, Jackie Jay
Thursday, August 31 at 11:00 / Monday, September 18 at 1:00

Meaningfully using student assessment results is a process of identifying factors that affect student learning and taking action to improve student learning. Documenting improvements is a key priority at both the course and program levels, and information about meaningful change or action is shared internally and externally. Join us as we learn about assuring evidence of meaningful change, explore why it is important from the student to institutional level, and examine example documentation of change.

Other Resources

Guidance on:


Office of Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Resources

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