DEADLINE: Yearly Assessment Reports for all major, minors, graduate, and non-degree programs are due the last Friday in October, every academic year. Due to COVID-19, the due date for 2019-2020 Assessment Reports has been extended to Friday, December 4, 2020.
The College of Arts and Sciences assessment timeline includes yearly themes and target deadlines through Spring 2019. This process was developed in light of the WASC Reaccreditation and the process now continues with all academic and co-curricular units submitting an assessment report each year. The report is reviewed by the Faculty Directors of Curriculum Development and the ADAE, who provide written feedback to all programs and are available for consultation as and when needed.
Submitting Your Report
Assessment Report Templates for 2019-2020:
This year there are two options to complete the assessment report. Programs can choose either one, based on which one they deem more useful. The regular template assesses a program learning outcome, which programs can complete if they have already collected data for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020. The alternative template provides space for programs to reflect on online/distance learning.
Please submit your yearly assessment report to: firstname.lastname@example.org
File naming convention:
Please write the academic year and name of your program or department in the subject line.
For example: AY19-20_FineArts_Major (if you decide to submit a separate report for major and minor); AY19-20_FineArts_Aggregate (when submitting an aggregate report)
Trouble submitting or uploading files?
E-mail email@example.com for quick tips, troubleshooting, and any questions that arise.
Curricular Map Examples
Faculty Directors of Curriculum Development
For guidance in carrying out assessment requirements, and answers to specific questions that may arise, please contact the Faculty Director of Curriculum Development (FDCD) in your specific area. If you are unsure what area your program falls under, and/or what FDCD you should contact for help, please refer to the FDCD Organization Chart.
Alexandra Amati, firstname.lastname@example.org - Performing Arts
Mark Meritt, email@example.com - Rhetoric and Language
John Lendvay, firstname.lastname@example.org - Environmental Sciences
- Social Sciences
Michael Jonas, email@example.com - Economics
Handy Reference Materials for Assessment
Below, find a helpful collection of reference materials about various areas of assessment.
We hope you find these helpful through your assessment journey.
A HANDY GUIDE TO ASSESSMENT - COMING SOON!
- A comprehensive (and quick!) guide to assessment is on its way.
- Bloom's Taxonomy - Action Verbs Revised Guide
- Analytic Critical Thinking Rubric
- Analytic Writing Rubric
- Holistic Critical Thinking Rubric
- Holistic Writing Rubric
Program Learning Outcomes
- Powerpoint from workshop on "Program Learning Outcomes" offered on October 6th, 2016
- Handout: Active Verbs for Student Learning Outcome Articulation
- Handout: Learning Outcome Domains
Developing and Implementing Good Academic Rubrics
- Powerpoint from workshop on "Developing Good Academic Rubrics" offered on April 6th, 2017
- Worksheet: Rubric Development
USF Institutional Assessment Efforts
To know more about assessment done across the University visit the web page for the Office of Assessment and Accreditation Support.
More questions for us?
Please reach out to our Program Assistant, Ella Frazer, at firstname.lastname@example.org