Building on OSU’s already strong assessment culture, this revision project strove to simplify processes, refocus efforts on reflection and action, and amplify the use of assessment findings as a critical feature of teaching and pedagogy. The first step was to evaluate current practices for gathering, reviewing, and reporting undergraduate program student learning outcomes. With feedback from stakeholders, staff in Assessment and Accreditation then developed streamlined reporting processes and report templates. Important goals were to promote robust full-cycle assessment and support units as they reflected on how assessment findings are used to inform programmatic decision-making, maximize student success, and advance continual improvement and accountability.
Assessment Reporting Changes
Changed the due date for all undergraduate and graduate assessment reports (unless accredited college requests otherwise) to November 1, 2023.
Reports included data from Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 AND Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023.
Changed the cycle of reporting for all undergraduate student learning outcomes from every 5 years to every 2 years.
Undergraduate Report Template and Rubric for 2023
The assessment report template (Word, Excel) and rubric have been developed by the Assessment and Accreditation team to help create a more useful template for the academic programs. We welcome your feedback on either the template or the rubric.
Graduate Report Templates and Rubric for 2023
The assessment report templates (Doctoral, Masters, Certificate) and rubric have been developed by the Assessment and Accreditation team to help create a more useful template for the academic programs. We welcome your feedback on either the template or the rubric.
Timeline & Activities - Undergraduate Program Assessment Revision Project
Questions & Comments
For additional information, please contact Kristin Nagy Catz, Director of Assessment or Heath Henry, Coordinator of Assessment.