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Assessment of Student Learning

2020 Annual Planning and Progress Reports

All 2018-19 results, observations, 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.

The deadline for all Annual Planning and Progress Reports (units, departments, and academic programs) has been revised to January 22, 2021.  This extension will allow units to integrate feedback from the Spring semester more fully.  If you do complete your reports at any point during the fall semester, please let me know via email and you will receive your feedback more quickly.

January 22, 2021: Academic Degree Programs

January 22, 2021: Departments, Academic Support Units, Student Support Units, and Administrative Units

Extended from June 4 to June 25, 2021College Annual Planning & Progress Reports (form)

Review these forms.  The Academic Planning and Assessment Committee will use these forms to evaluate submitted annual reports:


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


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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