The Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Program Assessment Plan includes a description of a program’s benchmarks or outcomes for student learning (i.e. what competencies should students have upon graduating from the program). It also establishes performance indicators or assessment by which a program can measure its success based on student-learning outcomes. Benchmarks for graduate programs must be aligned with the goals of graduate learning as defined by SIUE’s Graduate Council. Professional programs will follow graduate guidelines and include additional information regarding clinical experiences. For undergraduate programs, the Senior Assignment must be used as one of the performance indicators/assessments. Theses, final projects/performances, exams, or portfolios must be used for the graduate programs. If course grades are used as one of the assessments, specific guidelines must be followed; click here for the guidelines. Templates for Assessment Plans can be found at the following links:
Graduate and Professional Program Assessment Plan Template- Word document
Graduate and Professional Program Assessment Plan Template - Adobe pdf document
Based on the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Program Assessment Plan, each program will submit an Annual Performance Report to the Office of Academic Innovation and Assessment. The annual performance report will include tables of summarized data derived from the performance indicators or assessments. In addition, the program will discuss the conclusions drawn from the data and then identify whether student outcomes are being met, as well as outline changes made to the program based on the data provided. The Annual Performance Report will allow units to communicate their results and document a culture of evidence-based decision-making. This is an ongoing process that requires continuous reflection and reevaluation as to whether:
Annual Performance Reports will be due to the Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness the second Monday in October.
Templates for Annual Performance Report templates can be found at the following links: