Learning Outcomes Assessment
Academic Program Assessment
All academic programs offered at the University of Idaho lead to the achievement of clearly identified program-level student learning outcomes, consistent with the field and level of study. Program learning outcomes for all degrees, certificates, and credentials are published in the University of Idaho Catalog, and accessible to students and the public.
U of I teaching faculty actively participate in the assessment of learning outcomes at the course, program, and university-wide levels (FSH 1565). Our Faculty Led Assessment (FLA) model relies on each faculty member’s contribution to achieve our program and institutional assessment goals. Each semester, faculty work with their department chair or other assessment lead to identify an opportunity to collect data on student performance of program-level learning outcome(s) in a minimum of one course they teach. Department chairs, and/or an assessment lead, work with faculty to analyze and discuss the data collected and to identify opportunities to improve student success. This work is supported by Institutional Assessment and Accreditation, under the direction of the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives.
Faculty Teaching a General Education Course
The Director of General Education asks that faculty prioritize assessing a general education course, if they are teaching one this semester. For faculty teaching a general education course, they are asked to assess a minimum of two disciplinary learning outcomes during the course. The learning outcomes for each general education disciplinary area is available here. The list of General Education Matriculated Courses can be found in the U of I Catalog, General Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
2020-2021 Reporting Timeline
- August 31, 2021 – Individual Signature Assignment Assessment Data Due (Spring 21 Data) in Anthology Outcomes
- September to October – Unit Reflection and Discussion
- October 1, 2021 – Final Unit Learning Outcomes Assessment Data Due in Anthology Planning (as part of your Annual Program Review)
Assessment Management System
Beginning Fall 2021, faculty will report assessment data directly using Anthology Rubrics, with the option to use a Blackboard/Canvas integration. Assessment data continues to be collected in Anthology Outcomes annually, and is evaluated as part of the annual program review (APR) process in Anthology Planning.