Assessment Plan

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At McKendree University, we have a systematic assessment plan called Assessment 2.0. Each year, we focus on one student learning outcome according to an established timeline. Our Student Learning, Assessment, and Teaching Effectiveness (SLATE) committee oversees the entire plan.


SLATE establishes subcommittees that operate on a two-year cycle. In year one, they plan, develop, and/or revise the targeted student learning outcome. In year two, they implement changes to the outcome or assessment tools and sponsor activities to educate the campus community about the targeted outcome. Year two is also designated as the "Year of [student learning outcome]."  For example, 2018-2019 is the "Year of Responsibility" at McKendree University. 


Assessment 2.0 Timeline

Year

Planning and Development

Implementation (Year of...)

2010-2011

Engagement

 

2011-2012

Personal and Social Responsibility

Engagement

2012-2013

Diverse Perspectives

Personal and Social Responsibility

2013-2014

Effective Communication

Diverse Perspectives

2014-2015

Inquiry and Problem Solving

Effective Communication

2015-2016

Lifelong Learning

Inquiry and Problem Solving

2016-2017 (repeat cycle)

Engagement

Lifelong Learning

2017-2018

Personal and Social Responsibility

Engagement

2018-2019

Diverse Perspectives

Personal and Social Responsibility

2019-2020

Effective Communication

Diverse Perspectives

2020-2021

Inquiry and Problem Solving

Effective Communication

2021-2022

Lifelong Learning

Inquiry and Problem Solving

2022-2023 (repeat cycle)

   


Note: The Discipline-Specific Competence student learning outcome is addressed by major (program-level) faculty on an annual basis and is not included in the timeline above.