Course Assessment

Nota bene: The terms goals, learning outcomes, and outcomes are all used interchangeably. They represent what you expect students to know and be able to do once they complete the course.

Course level assessment is an integral part of all teaching. Most teaching situations follow a similar pattern, whether explicitly stated or assumed. The faulty member decides what students should know as a result of having taken the class (learning outcomes or objectives) and then creates assignments, projects, and exams that will help him or her evaluate whether or not the learning goals have been met (assessment). As with all assessments, two steps remain: faculty review the results of the assessment, and, based on that review, plan any necessary changes or adjustments. An extended discussion of course assessment can be found inĀ Course Assessment 101: A Primer for Faculty.

Assessment of course outcomes or objectives should follw the process for general education assessment.