Annual Assessment Checklist

Each unit at George Fox University should do the following in Improve every year.

  1. Review Mission

    Program > Mission

    Ensure your mission remains meaningful, accurate and motivating. Everything your program does should flow from it.

    Mission Review

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  2. Plan & Results > Annual Update

    Enter a paragraph or two summarizing major factors impacting student learning or program effectiveness in the past year.

    Mission Review

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  3. Plan & Results > Results

    Open each assessment tool and enter a concise summary of results. To submit extensive data or description, upload a Related Document.

    Mission Review

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  4. Plan & Results > Results

    This is the single most important aspect of assessment.  Discuss assessment results with colleagues.  

    • What does the data tell you?  
    • What curricular, service or other internal changes will allow you to better meet Targets in the future?  
    • Should your assessment plan be modified (see #5)?  

    Enter this info in TracDat.

    Mission Review

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  5. Plan & Results > Assessment Plan

    Assessment plans are malleable. Common reasons for making changes include:

    • Easily meeting, or woefully missing, the assessment tool target year after year
    • Recognizing that a program outcome is missing from the assessment plan, or has become obsolete
    • Existing assessment tools are not adequate to fully meaure whether an outcome is being met
    • Need to show how program outcomes map to the univeristy mission
    • You don't care about a result, or about the whole assessment plan; if this is the case, what do you care about, and how might you measure it?

    Mission Review

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Questions?

Rob Bohall

Rob Bohall

Dean of Academic Outcomes & Assessment