Student Achievement Assessment Committee
Request for Annual Reports, 2001
To: Deans, Chairs, and Directors
From: Milt Hakel, for the Student Achievement Assessment Committee
Subject: Annual Report
Date: April 20, 2001
On behalf of the Student Achievement Assessment Committee (SAAC), I am writing to note that your annual Summary of Assessment Accomplishments is due on June 15. Please send copies of your report to the Associate Dean or other person in your college/division who handles assessment matters, and also to Mark Gromko, Vice Provost for Academic Programs.
Also, please send an electronic version of the text as an attachment, or cut and paste the text into the body of an e-mail message, directed to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). All reports will appear on BG’s Assessment web site, to be used in preparing the accreditation self-study document.
Summary of Assessment Accomplishments, 2000-2001
A brief report should describe your unit's assessment activities, findings, and actions since the previous report. Reports from several effective implementations of program assessment are shown on the committee's web site, at http://folios.bgsu.edu/assessment.htm (look especially at the pages showing the Best of 1998, 1999, and 2000).
Your report should include four kinds of information:
- Please begin by listing your learning outcomes, and note which have received particular attention in the time period covered by this report.
- Describe the assessments that have been made, noting especially the measures that were administered and the setting(s) where data were collected.
- Present the results and conclusions you draw from your analysis of the assessments.
- Report actions that have been taken based on the assessment findings. This last step is particulary important.
The university learning outcomes and departmental and program learning outcomes are “in press” in the next edition of the undergraduate catalog. They are also shown on the assessment web site, at http://folios.bgsu.edu/assessment/outcomes.htm.
Please ask faculty and instructors in your department to include statements of relevant learning outcomes in course syllabi and other assignments.
We look forward to receiving your summary report. We will be happy to try to answer questions and provide assistance as needed.