In order to ensure compliance with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's accrediting standards, all academic programs should assess at least one learning outcome per year, with the entire set of program learning outcomes being assessed in a 3 to 5 year cycle.
Each year, the program coordinator must submit a report detailing the assessment activities for the year, including results and identified improvements. Annual assessment reports are due annually by the last business day in September. For academic year 2020-21, reports will be due by Thursday, September 30th.
Annual assessment reports must be submitted to UB's AAPAR Platform, which contains program learning outcomes, program assessment plans, curriculum maps and annual assessment reports. This database is viewable to all UB faculty and staff.
In support of UB's ongoing mission provide excellent programs of undergraduate and graduate education, and to meet all criteria for the standards of accreditation for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, it is imperative for all programs to be able to
1. Identify and document Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs).
3. Effectively assess each PLO, ideally using both direct and indirect methods of assessment.
4. Continually meet or improve on each PLO, based on the results of the assessments.
Faculty who are identified as Program Coordinators are responsible for ensuring their programs Learning Outcomes are documented, assessed, and reviewed in UB's AAPAR Platform. If you believe you have been identified as the Program Coordinator in error, or are having difficulty with the site, please contact our office at email@example.com
The "Learning Outcomes" section contains the following fields which must be completed in AAPAR:
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The "Planning" section has three interrelated fields that allow you to strategically plan improvements for your department:
The "Documents" section allows you to add supplemental documents that support your report with added details or evidence. These can include
This section can also ctontain documents from external accreditation or comprehensive program review, including
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