The following guidelines should help academic departments and their Chairs to implement Outcomes Assessment policy in compliance with NEASC standards.
Tier I: NEASC E-Series Grid (Overview)
Department; Division; Degree Program or Office
|(1) Where are the learning outcomes published? Include URLs where appropriate.
||(2) Other than GPA, what evidence is used to determine that students have achieved the stated outcomes?
||(3) Who interprets the evidence? What is the process?
||(4) What changes have been made as a result of using the evidence?
||(5) Date of most recent program review
Social Work Department BA in Social Work
||Senior Integrative Seminar (SW 350) and Field Placement Evaluations (SW 320, 321)
||Department faculty meet as a group to review student performance in the field and capstone courses annually.
||Assignments have been changed to increase student contact with social work policy and research content.
Tier II: Student Learning Outcomes (Details)
For each department, division, or other unit, specify Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), and indicate any feedback for outcomes assessed more than once.
|Student Learning Outcome:
Goal; Objective or Competency
|Bench-mark(s) for success/ proficiency
||Assessment outcome(s) compared to benchmark(s)
||Feedback: Improvement from prior assessment(s) “Closing the loop”
Students will be able to recognize ethical behaviors.
|Score of 3 or higher on a 4-point rubric
||Team of faculty scoring student projects
||End of spring semester for rising juniors completing SW 3XX
||85% scored 3 or higher on a 4-point rubric
||Last year 75% scored 3 or higher on a 4-point rubric
Approved by the Assessment Committee on January 24, 2018. For a more detailed presentation, please see the Busy Person’s Guide to Assessment.