III. Assessment Process and Schedule

 

Every semester, every course responsible for assessment will assess the students in its respective Program Outcome(s) according to the Table in Section II.

At the end of every semester, every instructor of every course responsible for a Program Outcome will submit a report form. The relevant report forms are listed in Section IV. The report forms are submitted to the relevant Course Coordinator. The current Course Coordinators are:

  • Caires: CS 100W
  • Taylor: CS 146
  • Kim: CS 151
  • Pollett: CS 157B
  • Tseng: CS 160
  • Stamp: CS 166
  • Teoh: Phil 134

We have a 2-year cycle for analyzing the data collected for all the Program Outcomes:

Spring 2012: Program Outcomes a, j

Fall 2012: Program Outcome b, c, d

Spring 2013: Program Outcomes e, f, g

Fall 2013: Program Outcomes h, i, k

The cycle then repeats.

When a Program Outcome is analyzed, the relevant Course Coordinator takes the data collected over the past two years and produces a report for each Program Outcome his/her course is responsible for. The report includes (1) a table summarizing the data collected, (2) analysis and problems observed, and (3) recommendations.

If any recommendations are made, future instructors are requested to implement these changes and re-assess the students to see if any improvements in student performance have been made as a result.

At the end of the semester when the Outcome(s) of a Course is assessed, the relevant Course Coordinator submits a "Course Assessment Report" to the Assessment Coordinator. The Course Assessment Report templates are listed here: