Sample Full Reports

We share these reports as samples of best-practice program assessment efforts. But we want to emphasize that these are not the only ways to approach program assessment; what is best suited to meeting the needs of your department may vary. We encourage you to contact us to discuss what will be most useful for you.

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More Strategies and Ideas

Examine demographic disparities in student learning outcomes

Program assessment can provide you with a more specific understanding of any demographic disparities in student learning outcomes in your program. This is vital information your program can use in making plans to address those disparities.

If you're interested in pursuing this, please contact us. The Office of Undergraduate Education can help you to access demographic data and analyze the relationship between demographics and student learning outcomes. We can also connect you with resources to draw on as your department makes plans to address disparities.

Take advantage of the tools built into Canvas

Canvas has a number of tools that make it quicker and easier to grade and provide feedback on student work, including the rubrics tool. If your instructors use rubrics in Canvas, it's possible to collect student learning outcome results without creating additional work for instructors. This option does take some initial set-up; if you're interested, please contact us!

Emulate other successful assessment efforts

In prior years, SAS departments have used program assessment in many ways to inform evidence-based decision-making about their programs. Below please find a few notable examples.