On behalf of the campus Accreditation Liaison Officer, we are currently gathering information about how UC Davis programs assess student learning outcomes as part of our 2019 Mid-Cycle Review with WSCUC. The questions provided to undergraduate program chairs and vice-chairs are linked here: 2019-Condensed-UGQs.pdf. (Similar questions were distributed to graduate program representatives.)
Phil Kass, UC Davis Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, delivered his keynote presentation about the importance of teaching at a research-intensive university at the 2018 Program Outcomes Assessment Symposium.
On March 17, 2017, the Office of Undergraduate Education hosted the first annual Program Outcomes Assessment Showcase to celebrate the growing campus engagement in sustainable learning outcomes assessment practices in UC Davis undergraduate academic programs. Faculty from undergraduate academic programs UIPR cluster 3 shared their successes, challenges, and lessons learned as trailblazers in integrating direct assessment of student learning into the Undergraduate Program Self-Review process. For most of these programs, this represented the results of the first year of program-wide
"Yeah, that's a B+ paper": Evaluating student writing before rubrics
Noah Guynn, Chair of the Department of French and Italian shares his epiphany about rubrics, which he experienced while teaching Global Humanities Forum (HUM 2A), which had an enrollment of 200 students.
Authored by former Assessment Analyst Tiffany Johnson, this report describes part of a multi-year effort undertaken by the Department of English to develop sustainable outcomes assessment practices to inform curricular, budget, and strategic planning efforts, as well as program self-study processes.
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the course outcomes in the pilot offering of Introduction to Engineering Design (ENG 098) had been met. Students from the pilot offering were interviewed in groups about the content knowledge they gained and their experiences in the course as well as the College of Engineering (CoE) in general.