Each year the academic programs report on Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and University Learning Outcomes (ULOs) activities and assessments that occurred during the academic year. The Committee for Assessment of Learning Outcomes (CALO) receives the PLO reports, which are due April 1, reviews them using rubrics, and provides feedback to the academic programs. The ULOs assessment, which is identified by each program in the fall semester, data is entered into LiveText by June 1. The ULO assessments and improvements guide student learning in general education competencies.
The CALO co-chairs write a report that summarizes the individual reports and the ULO assessment data and submits it to the Provost by July 1.
The Five-Year Report Chart lists the annual timeline for assessment and CALO report preparation. The report contains explanations of the following:
• Assessment data and analyzed results from two program PLO goals
• Assessment data and analyzed results from two ULO goals
• Challenges that lead to plan modifications, which would serve as examples to others
• If the assessment conclusions result in modification of the academic program's CALO plan, faculty are asked to specify which goal is being modified and list any modifications or adjustments that will be made for the next year.
• If the assessment conclusions result in modification of the program curriculum, faculty are asked to specify how these measures bring about this decision.