2.1. Actions

In order to correct this state of affairs, the Committee decided that each entry in the Outcomes/Courses matrix should be associated with a fixed list of tasks. This has already been done for SLO5 and SLO2. Establishing these tasks should be done by the appropriate committees during the Spring 2010 semester. For example, tasks for the SLO 10B/CS 149 entry might ask about resource management models.

The assessment schedule was also changed so that each semester entire rows in the Outcomes/Courses matrix are assessed. This will give us a complete picture of how the department is doing on a particular outcome.

It is envisioned that all of the data gathered from the assessment process will be entered into a spread sheet. This will make it easy to spot trends spanning several years. For example, this is what the page for the assessment of SLO1 might look like:

BSCS.OC1 Assessment

 

Semester

Tasks

Sp09

Sp11

Sp13

Sp15

Sp17

Sp19

Beginning

% success

% success

% success

% success

% success

% success

CS46A.Task1

50%

 

 

 

 

 

CS46A.Task2

60%

 

 

 

 

 

CS46A.Task3

40%

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

CS146.Task1

30%

 

 

 

 

 

CS146.Task2

90%

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced

 

 

 

 

 

 

CS151.Task1

85%

 

 

 

 

 

CS151.Task2

77%

 

 

 

 

 

CS160.Task1

66%

 

 

 

 

 

CS160.Task2

83%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

65%

 

 

 

 

 

The only question that remains is to determine acceptable minimum success levels. In the example above, 77% of the CS151 students successfully performed task 2. Is that too few? It's likely that we won't be able to answer these questions until several semesters worth of data are gathered.