The College Assessment Committee sees our primary goal as assisting each unit in the College in developing an assessment plan for its programs that meets the needs of the unit, will not overburden faculty and staff, can be sustained, and will provide useful feedback so that programs continue to offer the best education experience for students.
There is not one way for a program to approach assessment planning. The purpose of assessment is to continue to examine learning outcomes based on custom assessment to decide if the outcome has been met, or if changes in your program need to occur in order to meet the outcome during the next semester/year. In this on-going process, your program may discover that additional outcomes are necessary. Assessment is an on-going dynamic process.
In order for assessment to be beneficial and sustainable, each unit must develop plans that can be used for its particular programs. Assessment is not a one-size-fits-all. The Assessment Committee stands ready to be an on-going resource for you and your department.