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Learning Assessment

Assessment Plan Guidelines for New or Revised Programs

  1. Identify and list the student learning goals for this program.

Example 1: Oral and Written Communication Skills
Example 2: To understand some of the historical traditions in the visual arts and be able to meaningfully relate works of art within those traditions 

  1. Articulate multiple measurable student learning objectives (outcomes) for each goal.

Example 1: Students will be able to present economic theory and applications in written form.
Example 2: Students will develop a visual memory capable of identifying and knowing works of art, acquiring knowledge of basic historic data, learn and appropriately use terminology of the field, and comprehend historic continuities. 

  1. List and describe the appropriate methods that will be used to assess how well students are meeting the articulated objectives (outcomes).

Example 1:  Students must write a paper in Senior Seminar that involves presenting and testing economic theory.
Example 2: Students must successfully complete examinations that include identification of works of art, definition or identification of people, places, things and broadly based essay questions that require relating various aspect of the visual arts and historic period and/or culture.  Also the above will be evident in classroom discussion of works of art and theory. 

  1. Include a timeline for implementation of the assessment plan.  An annual update including assessment results and intended changes based on the results is due to the Associate Provost for Academic Quality Improvement by July 1.

Example 1:  Data gathered each semester and analyzed annually.
Example 2:  Assessed during Art 35601, 45095 

Go to http://www.kent.edu/provost/curriculum/guidelines/index.cfm for guidelines.

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