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Assessment: Assessment Report Submission

Student Learning Evaluation/Assessment Report Submission Steps and Timeline:


1. Fill in ONLY the electronic version of SLE Form AVPAA found on this website.


*One form for General Education Core courses (may require more than one form)

*One form for each Undergraduate Major

*One form for each Graduate Program

NOTE: If your program or core courses have more than 6 Learning Outcomes, use a second electronic form.

2. Submit electronically as a word doc or docx to Dr. Mary Dezember/AVPAA (dezember@nmt.edu) by June 1.


Use only the form and only the spaces provided and word count specified. Do not submit supplementary materials or narratives.

3. Dr. Dezember will comment and will submit electronically all forms to the Chair of the Faculty Senate Assessment Committee by August 1.


4. Chair of Faculty Senate Assessment Committee with meet with committee (during the first week of the Fall semester, possibly), will comment and will submit electronically all forms to Dezember/AVPAA by September 1.


5. AVPAA will comment and submit electronically all forms to Dr. Peter Gerity/VPAA by September 15.


6. Dr. Dezember will have been working on information from the forms on the General Education Core to submit to the NMHED Assessment Task Force, on its required form, by September 15.

7. Dr. Dezember and Dr. Gerity will meet to discuss assessment submitted by Department Chairs after September 15.


8. Dr. Dezember will write a report by December 1 compiling information from the forms for the following areas:

*General Education Core Curriculum
*Undergraduate Majors
*Graduate Programs

9. Dr. Dezember will submit report to the following by December 1:
*Vice President for Academic Affairs
*Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
*Chair of Faculty Senate Assessment Committee *Department Chairs

10. Dr. Dezember will have the report available for the HLC by December 1.

11. Forms/Reports are posted on NMT website/Academic Affairs/Assessment page.

12. Comparison/Trend Data
--Beginning with the 2011-2012 Student Learning Evaluation/Assessment Report, submit a chart or graph showing the percentages of each Learning Outcome for subsequent years for comparison/trend data for each program, major, general education core being evaluated.

Explanations of Information to be Provided:

Assurance

"Our department believes we fulfill this Learning Outcome because: (state evidence in 30 words or less)"
 
Without this column, the form does not have a “cap” on achievement, implying that the department is never doing enough and must keep raising the score. Because 100% of students achieving in all Learning Outcomes, or any one Outcome, is not feasible, Department Chairs with their departments will decide on what percentage constitutes “Assurance.” For example, CLASS Department considers that 70% of students who achieve the specified Learning Outcome constitutes Assurance.
Because CLASS uses a 3 pt. scale for assessing student final projects (3=Strong; 2=Moderate; 1=Poor), an average of 2.1 is 70% and would qualify that Outcome to be listed under “Assurance.”

In 30 words or less in 9 pt. Arial font, the Department Chair will state why the department believes the Learning Outcome has been fulfilled. If, at some future date, “Assurance” is achieved for all Outcomes for a specified period, the department will:
*consider ways to improve the lower percentage Outcomes
*consider raising the percentage that constitutes “Assurance”

Adjustment/Improvement

"Our department will implement the following adjustment or improvement: (state adjustment or improvement plan and target date in 30 words or less)"

 After your department decides on the percentage that constitutes Assurance, the Learning Outcomes that fall below that percentage will be listed under “Adjustment/Improvement.” In 30 words or less in 9 pt. Arial font, the Department Chair will explain the adjustment or improvement that will be implemented and by what date.

Comparison/Trend Data

Beginning with the 2011-2012 Student Learning Evaluation/Assessment Report, a form charting or graphing the percentages of each Learning Outcome for subsequent years for comparison/trend data will be required.