Undergraduate Assessment - Making Meaning Across Modalities

Student Learning Assessment for Programs with Multiple Locations and Delivery Methods. Many OSU academic programs are now delivered through Corvallis campus, Ecampus, Cascades campus and/or LaGrande. View the recording to examine how newly required student learning data from all modalities can create a more complex, nuanced and useful data story (handout).

Measuring Student Learning Outcomes Across Courses

Cross-course rubrics allow undergraduate programs to highlight student learning in multiple courses using one assessment tool. Some programs assess an SLO in different courses across their program, some in different classes of the same course, and some in different courses each year. Creating a cross-course rubric can provide more standardized results and enable easier data analysis. View the recording of the November 2020 workshop on the basics of program-wide learning assessment using rubrics across courses (handouts).

Program Assessment in Remote Learning Environments (COVID-19)

OSU Academic Programs and Assessment recognizes that gathering data for program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) through the remote learning environment may be challenging. We would like to offer assistance in the following ways:

  1. Consider following OSU Keep Teaching’s guidance in diversifying and/or modifying the kinds of assessment of learning you implement in class.
    1. Clarify what aspect of student learning you want students to demonstrate for a SLO. 
    2. Canvas can be very useful for assessment of learning outcomes. Consider adding a 0 point assignment to track your input. Using the Quiz Analysis tools, you can isolate a portion of a grade to directly correspond to a program SLO. 
  2. If your course is used to assess programmatic SLOs, directly align your assignments with those SLOS.
    1. Be a good observer of your own experiences so that you can answer future questions about what had to change in program assessment.
    2. Be clear and distinct in your own note taking about what aligns with course learning outcomes and what aligns with program learning outcomes to better enable analysis later.
  3. Contact APA for assistance with program SLO assessment. We can help you:
    1. Create a rubric to span courses.
    2. Find alternate data for proficiency
    3. Plan for the coming year


OSU Tools

The following resources provide important insights into the assessment process, guidance for good assessment work, and support to inform practice.

Annual Program Assessment Report FAQs

How to Fill Out an Undergraduate Academic Assessment Report (MP4 file)

SharePoint Access and Upload Instructions

Curriculum Maps for Academic Program Assessment

Assessment 2020 Template