There are several formats an institution can collect information regarding Learning Outcome Assessments. Attached to this article are examples shown in the Planning module format. Below you'll find a description of why we think these are great examples!
LO Assessment - 1
(Created by a private, 4-year, & religiously affiliated institution)
- This form provides the user an opportunity to perform curriculum mapping by providing fields for the faculty to identify which particular courses the outcome is being assessed in.
- This form allows a user to note which semester, specifically, the outcome is assessed in; many institutions choose to alternate reporting on specific outcomes on a semester or annual basis.
- Noting the number of students being assessed can provide accountability in reporting quantitative results.
LO Assessment - 2
(Created by a private, 4-year institution)
- This institution requires that faculty assess a student learning outcome in two ways, so fields are provided and titled to indicate that requirement. A third, optional field is also available.
- Indicating the Assessment Type--Indirect or Direct--allows the staff to filter reports one particular type.
- In addition to improving student learning and the assessment process, the institution asks faculty to discuss how the results are going to be shared otherwise--whether they will be shared publicly via marketing, used for funding opportunities or for teaching other professionals. A choice field was used to indicate these uses to filter reports on the various avenues.
LO Assessment - 3
(Created by a public, 2-year, technical college)
- This form is a great example of using Planning as a project management piece--several custom choice fields were created so faculty and administrators could go through a collaborative review process. Three of the custom choice fields indicate approval or progress of the form or outcome.
- The Results Indicator custom choice menu is a great way for filtering reports and dividing SLOs into groups.
- Adding options to the Progress fields turns a required, and underutilized, field into one with a great purpose.