how-to

Prepare to Assess

Get ready

Sustained and meaningful inquiry about student learning requires preparation.

Answer the following questions prior to beginning program learning outcomes assessment. 

Define Focus for Inquiry

What do you want to know? Define focal question(s) for this cycle of inquiry
    QUICK LOOK:
    • Draw focal question from the program assessment plan, as possible. 
    • Learn from the past: use results of previous cycle to inform next inquiry (aka avoid reinventing the wheel).
    • The purpose of earning outcomes assessment is program effectiveness and improved student learning.
    Define focal question(s)

    The questions you ask determine the types, sources, and amount of evidence you'll need to gather and ana

    Get Curious

    Get curious about program learning outcomes assessment

    As members of a diverse, vibrant, and inclusive community of learning and scholarship, we are curious people by nature. The central goal of outcomes assessment is to generate actionable information about student learning which faculty can use to inform programmatic and curricular decision-making.