Course Level Assessment

A Learning Outcomes Assessment (LOA) Project, as a plan for improving student learning at the course level, begins with measurable statements of what students are expected to know or be able to do upon completion of a course.

LOA Projects proceed in 5 stages:

  1. LOA Project is proposed by faculty and approved by the Academic Dean and Vice President of Instruction.
  2. Student performance is assessed and results are reviewed to identify targets for intervention.
  3. An instructional intervention is designed.
  4. The intervention is implemented, student performance is assessed, and results are compared to those at Stage 2.
  5. Faculty submit a summary report to the Academic Dean and Vice President of Instruction.
For a full description of the LOA five project stages, descriptions of project designs, the approval process, proposal templates, and rubric samples—review the "Learning Outcomes Assessment Booklet, The Guide for Learning Outcomes Assessment" on SharePoint.