Assessment

Undergraduate Program Assessment

The focus of undergraduate program assessment is on measuring and improving student learning. Each department or program design an assessment process that provides information that can be used to:

The implementation of meaningful assessment by academic programs will also satisfy two critical external agency requirements.

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) regulation 8.016 requires program faculty develop and publish an Academic Learning Compact (ALC) for each baccalaureate program. At a minimum, the ALC must contain:

Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1.1 of The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires that all educational programs identify expected student learning outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provide evidence of improvement based on the analysis of the results (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 2012 Principles of Accreditation).

It should be stressed that good assessment requires the involvement of faculty at all stages of the process to improve student learning. Information on creating and implementing an assessment plan for an undergraduate program are available on the Assessment Resources page.