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[ARC] Assessment Resources Center -- Assessment in the College

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College Vision

The College of Arts, Media, and Communication is inspired by the shared belief that art is communication, that communication is an art, and that art and communication are essential pillars for building and maintaining community.

Assessment Resource Center [ARC]

Assessment at CSUN

University Fundamental Learning Competencies

GE Student Learning Outcomes

AACL  AY-Calendar Meeting Schedule

 

Assessment in the College

Why Do Assessment?
[Levels of Assessment | Effective Assessment]

College Student Learning Outcomes

List of PLOs by Department

Assessment Process

College Alignment Matrix

Department Alignment Matrices
[doc file]

Archived Reports

 

Assessment Forms

College Annual Assessment Reporting Form [doc file]

Program Assessment Feedback Form
[docx file]

5-year Planning Template Plan B
[doc file]

5-year Planning Template Plan C
[doc file]

Alignment Matrix Template
[doc file]

 

Other Resources

Suggestions for Closing the Loop

Assessment Terms and Definitions

Sample Rubrics
[docx file]

GE Recertification File

Office of Academic Assessment and Program Review

Accreditation Organizations

 

Why Do Assessment?

A well-designed assessment process will include the following activities:

  1. Define learning goals and objectives
  2. Align curriculum with goals
  3. Identify instruments and measures
  4. Collect, analyze and disseminate assessment data
  5. Use assessment data for continuous improvement

When designing an assessment process to evaluate student learning, the following questions must be addressed:

Levels of Assessment

There are several levels of assessment that apply both to classroom and online learning:

Instructor:
Measuring the effectiveness of an individual faculty member

Course/Classroom:
Monitoring course inputs and outputs to measure effectiveness and student satisfaction

Program:
Evaluating an academic program for clientele approval, effectiveness and endorsement by regulatory agencies

Institution:
Comparing where an institution says it is going to at a particular point in time to where it actually gets to The links in this section describe when and how to conduct these different levels of assessment.

Effective Assessment

Characteristics of Effective Assessment

In general, effective assessment programs are part of a larger curriculum management process. The focus of assessment should be the continual improvement of student learning.

Effective Assessment: