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 Assessment of Programs 

 

SPOTLIGHT

ACTION  
(1) Utilize appropriate tools (Degree Coherence Matrix, Task Stream, etc.) for assessing programs.
(2) Require learning outcomes identified by course in each program;
(3) Five-year program reviews will be required to show evidence of continuous student and program evaluation consistent with accreditation requirements and university expectations. (AA)

MEASURE 
Evidence in five-year program reviews of the existence of outcome statements and utilization of feedback to improve the programs

BASELINE 
No data for 2003

UPDATE 
Five program reviews were successfully conducted during the 2004-05 academic year: Health and Safety, Political Science, Athletic Training, Nursing, and Academic Records and Summer School.
(2004)
 
UPDATE 
Five program reviews were successfully conducted during the 2005-2006 academic year:  Health and Safety – Criteria Met: All 24 Not Met:  None; Athletic Training – Criteria Met: 22 Not Met:  2; Nursing – Criteria Met: All 24, Not Met: None; Physics (BA, BS) – Criteria Met: 22, Not Met:  2; Political Science (BA) – Criteria Met: 22, Not Met:  2.
(2005)

UPDATE 
Nine program reviews were successfully conducted during the 2006-2007 academic year: Biology – Criteria Met: All 24, Not Met: None; Communication – Criteria Met:  17, Not Met: 7; Dance – Criteria Met: All 24, Not Met: None; Geography, Geology and the Environment – Criteria Met: 22, Not Met: 2; Liberal Studies  - Criteria Met: 16, Not Met 2, Not Applicable: 6; and Parks and Recreation/Environmental Education, Park and Resource Management, Resort Recreation Management/Tourism, and Therapeutic Recreation (Combined) – Criteria Met: All 24, Not Met: None.
(2006)

UPDATE  
Six program reviews were successfully conducted during the academic year: Philosophy - Criteria Met: All 24; Psychology - Criteria Met: All 24; Library - Criteria Met: All 24; Intercultural Programs - Criteria Met: All 24; Financial Aid, Criteria Met: All 24; Student Health Services - Criteria Met: All 24. Increase financial support from $1000 to $1250 to academic and student support departments to bring in an outside program reviewer. To meet the Middle States Commission on Higher Education expectations for Standard 14 - Student Learning Assessment, all academic departments are required by June 30, 2008 to have a degree coherence matrix developed and in place. Several "how-to" workshops were offered by the Core Assessment Committee to assist the departments with developing program matrices.
(2007)

UPDATE  
Eight program reviews were successfully conducted during the academic year: Academic Services/Orientation – Criteria Met: All 24; Honors – Criteria Met: All 24; Community Counseling – Criteria Met: 23; Not Met: 1; Guidance and Counseling: Elementary and Secondary – Criteria Met: 23, Not Met: 1; Student Personnel, Criteria Met: 23, Not Met: 1; History – Criteria Met 20, Not Met: 4, Modern Languages and Cultures – Criteria Met: All 24.
(2008)

UPDATE 
Five programs reviews were successfully conducted during the academic year:  Gerontology – Criteria Met: 23; Not Met 1; Political Science – Criteria Met: All 24; Physical Therapy (doctorate) – Criteria Met: All 24; Safety and Environmental Management – Criteria Met: All 24; Academic Records – Criteria Met: All 24.  The College of Education is taking a current position in the college and revising the job description to become the NCATE compliance officer.  The Middle States Self-Study Committee has produced final drafts of the individual subcommittee reports.  The Self-Study committee will develop the draft of the final report during the summer.  An Institutional Assessment Committee was formed in 2009 and the committee updated the Institutional Assessment Plan.
(2009)

UPDATE 
Five program reviews were successfully conducted during the academic year:  Biology – Criteria Met: 24;  Computer Science  -  Criteria Met 22:  Not Met 2:  Exercise Science – Criteria Met:  24; Athletic Training -  Criteria Met:  24;  Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities – Criteria Met/ Not Met ?: still waiting for report (2010)