Types of Outcomes
- Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs): Program SLOs are statements that specify the knowledge, skills, and perceptions/attitudes students will demonstrate when they have completed the academic program.
- Administrative Outcomes: Administrative outcomes are statements that specify the core operational functions of an office.
- Strategic Planning Outcomes: Strategic outcomes are statements that specify objectives that align with strategic planning efforts of the college or institution.
Commonly Used Assessment Methods
|Direct Measures||Indirect Measures|
|Course-Embedded Project/Assignment||Graduating Senior Survey (GSES)|
|Examination (national or local)||Graduate Student Exit Survey (GSS)|
|Paper/Self-Reflection||National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)|
|Publication/Presentation||Job Placement Rates|
|Capstone Project||Sophomore Survey|
|Research Project||Student Perception of Teaching Survey (SPOTS)|
|Pass Rates (licensure, certification)|
High Impact Practices
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