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Assessing Program Learning Outcomes
Establishing and maintaining PLOs
- Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are established for each certificate, undergraduate,
and graduate program by the academic department, and these are approved by the respective
- Academic departments can request updates or changes to PLOs through their College
Council. Any approved changes must be documented in the College Council minutes and
updated on the curriculum maps for each program.
- Periodically, PLOs are collected by the Provost’s Office to update their records.
- Periodically, PLOs are collected by the Academic Assessment Committee for quality
assurance and peer feedback.
Step 1: Curriculum mapping
Academic departments construct curriculum maps for each program. These show where
the PLOs are assessed across the curriculum.
Step 2: Learning improvement reporting
Each year, academic departments are asked to report PLO data and action plans for
continuous improvement via Learning Improvement Reports. Departments undergoing cyclical program review include these Learning Improvement
Reports in their Program Review Report.
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