What do you want to know?
Design the inquiry
- Determine which goal for student learning (campus, program, or course) you will focus on for this cycle.
- Learn from the past: use results of previous cycle to inform inquiry (aka avoid reinventing the wheel).
- The purpose of learning outcomes assessment is to improve student learning.
Articulate the focus
The questions you ask determine the types, sources, and amount of evidence you'll need to gather and analyze. Remember that the