Current Assessment Activities

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As part of our Assessment 2.0 Plan, each year one student learning outcome is targeted for planning, development, and/or revision, and another is the focus of implementation and campus-wide education, designated the "Year of [student learning outcome]." Of course, there is also ongoing data collection on all of the student learning outcomes each year. 

The 2016-2017 academic year is the YEAR OF LIFELONG LEARNING.

SLATE Subcommittee Implementation Activities:

1. Educate the campus community about the student learning outcome.

2. Work with individuals and committees to incorporate the student learning outcome into a variety of campus activities.

3. Gather and analyze assessment data regarding the targeted student learning outcome.

4. Create a summary of the activities and assessment data and submit a final report to the SLATE committee.

5. Share some of the findings on the assessment webpage (send to Associate Dean).

6. Present at the annual "Closing the Loop" Workshop.

SLATE Subcommittee Planning and Development Year for the YEAR of ENGAGEMENT in 2017-2018

Charge to subcommittee: To develop or reconfirm workable, reasonable, meaningful, and useful assessment tools (n= 1-3) to evaluate student mastery of the identified learning outcome. The subcommittee will strive to answer the following questions:

September and October

1. Clarify or reconfirm the outcome: What does it look like? What does it mean? Identify measurable performance indicators (specific behaviors) that would show mastery of the outcome.

2. Where is this outcome taught or acquired? What opportunities are available for students?


1. What assessment tools do we already have (direct or indirect)?

2. What data do we already have? What do we already know about baseline performance?

January and February

1. Choose or reconfirm one or two performance indicator(s).

2. Choose, develop, or reconfirm the assessment tool(s) that will be used to systematically assess the chosen indicator(s).

3. Identify or reconfirm who will be assessed, when they will be assessed, and how they will be assessed.

4. Identify or reconfirm who will be responsible for conducting the assessment(s) and reporting the results.


1. Share ideas with the entire campus.

2. Revise the plan.


1. Submit a final report to the SLATE Committee.

2. Discuss a plan for the Implementation year.

3. Send a list of three possible books (related to the outcome) for the faculty book study to the Associate Dean.


1. Present at the annual “Closing the Loop” Workshop.

All SLATE subcommittees should complete a report to be shared at each monthly SLATE committee meeting. The subcommittee should also organize a session to gather feedback during the Development year and present at the T4E "Closing the Loop" Workshop in May at the end of their Implementation year. Subcommittees also contribute to the biennial McKendree University Assessment Report.