How to Assess Departments and Programs
In 2009, Carnegie Mellon University began a university-wide initiative to have each degree-granting program systematically document their outcomes and assessment processes. The documentation showcases how programs use data and information to continually improve their quality and effectiveness. This initiative was directly tied to the Curriculum Review and Revision process, in which many programs regularly engage, and is represented and supported centrally through the Eberly Center. Here we briefly describe program assessment / curriculum review and revision process and its components.
Curriculum Review and Revision Process
The Curriculum Review and Revision process – or as some call it, program assessment – is the systematic collection, review, and use of information for the purpose of continually improving student learning and overall program effectiveness.
- Components of the Program Assessment Process
- Diagram of the Process
- Tools to Facilitate the Process
- Chart/Template to Document the Process (doc)
- Examples of Processes from Carnegie Mellon Programs
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