Keeping the Ball Rolling: Developing a System that Supports Real Progress in Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and Student Services
1 State of Assessment Report School Name Date1. What infrastructure currently exists to support assessment at [School Name] (e.g., personnel,assessment centers, budget, resources, assessment-related grants, local expertise, andadministrative support)? How is assessment collected and stored?2. What are the current challenges and obstacles that prevent the institutionalization ofassessment at [School Name] (e.g., obstacles to faculty and staff engagement)? How have thosechallenges changed over time?3. What are the needs and issues that should be addressed to advance assessment efforts at[School Name] (e.g., budgeting, philosophical issues, and workload issues)?4. What is the status of assessment in [School Name] academic programs (classroom assessment,course assessment, program assessment; how programs have completed assessments, includingclosing the loop) OR status of assessment in student affairs and administrative units (how theyhave completed assessments, including closing the loop)?5. What is the [School Name] climate related to assessment (student, faculty, staff, andadministrator perspectives on assessment)?6. Overall, what percentage of [School Name] programs have learning outcomes, a curriculummatrix, and an assessment plan? What percent of the learning outcomes have beenassessed? What percent of course syllabi include the course and relevant program level learningoutcomes?7. To what degree are rubrics being used effectively? Are portfolios used?8. Are program learning outcomes connected to the Mission and how is student performance inthis area assessed? If no assessment is currently undertaken, specify the plan for addressing thisneed.9. Do program learning outcomes for diversity exist and how is performance in this areaassessed? If no assessment is currently undertaken, specify the plan for addressing this need.10. Are students involved in the assessment of learning, program review, etc., and if so, how arethey involved? If not, what is the plan for increasing student involvement?