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In the fall of 2011, the GU Faculty Senate requested that the Office of Academic Quality (OAQ) establish a committee and charge it with developing a process for assessing institutional student learning outcomes (SLOs) at mid-career and graduation.
The Institutional Outcomes Assessment Committee (IOA) began its consideration of assessment of SLOs by referring to other models for assessment of students as they prepare to graduate.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU’s) Greater Expectations Project on Accreditation and Assessment Capstone Assessment Project within their Taking Responsibility for the Quality of the Baccalaureate Degree initiative was the main model. The goal is to develop assessments in which (1) general education outcomes and major outcomes are assessed together, and (2) general education and major outcomes can be assessed at the highest levels of undergraduate education (i.e., in the senior year). Following AACU’s principles for good assessment, the intent is to promote assessments that demonstrate good assessment practices.
By 2014, all undergraduate programs have a draft written senior assessment plan that describes the following:
Progress reports are due annually in June.
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