The mission of the Office of Assessment & Evaluation is to design, promote, and facilitate a culture of continuous improvement through assessment and evaluation. Assessment and evaluation at VT are reflective practices incorporating systematic investigation that lead to evidence-based decision making. This mission is achieved in collaboration with partners across the university and the broader education community through practices that encourage innovation in student learning and the learning environment.
2015-2016 Program Assessment Reporting
Each academic degree program, undergraduate or graduate, should report their assessment findings for the 2015-2016 academic year by June 30, 2016. There are two ways for programs to report their findings: 1) directly into the Weave system or 2) by completing this chart (see example program).
For either option, each degree program should make sure to update their mission statement and list of student learning and program outcomes (5 to 8 learning outcomes and 2 to 3 program outcomes). If possible, please report on 2 to 3 student learning and 1 or 2 program outcomes you examined during the 15-16 academic year. Please be aware that as we move forward with the assessment process we will continue to ask programs to report on several student learning and program outcomes each year.
For more specific information explaining the pieces requested, please see this hand-out or review the presentations on Program Assessment Planning below.
Program Assessment Planning Information
During the Spring 2015 semester a three-part, interactive workshop series was presented detailing how programs can design a manageable and effective assessment process. The PowerPoint presentations of these sessions are available below. The title for each of these sessions highlights the areas that were covered.
Program Assessment Planning: Part I – Missions, Outcomes, and Curriculum Mapping
Description: This session covered how to develop a program mission statement, how to design program and student learning outcomes, and how to create a program curriculum map that highlights student learning opportunities.
Program Assessment Planning: Part II – Measures, Additional Mapping, Targets, and Analysis
Description: The topics covered during this session included choosing assessment methods, designing additional assessment planning maps, creating achievement targets, and analyzing the results of the assessments.
Program Assessment Planning: Part III – Action Plan Development, Closing the Loop, and Reporting
Description: This presentation focused on assessment action planning, “closing the loop”, and reporting findings.
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Office of Assessment and Evaluation (MC:0157) Hillcrest Hall, Room 122, Virginia Tech 385 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Academic Program Assessment: Planning, Measuring, Analyzing, Reporting, and Closing the Loop, led by Bethany Bodo and Steve Culver
Location: GLC - Room G
November 11, 2015, 1 - 3 p.m.
Using Focus Group to Collect Qualitative Information, led by Steve Culver
Location: GLC - Room G
November 4, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m.
Click here to find the results from the 2014 Freshman Survey. You can review a more detailed summary on our Surveys & Results page.