Beginning in Sep 2017, all reporting of student outcomes* will occur through the new site, GVAssess. The new system provides close integration with GVPlan and eliminates the need for units to compile and submit a separate report to UAC. Instead, units will update their findings in GVAssess annually, and UAC members will review the information in the site and provide feedback when the unit is up for review. All reporting and feedback will be contained in the site.
The GVAssess User Guide is available.
*Student outcomes are statements that describe what all students should know or be able to do at the end of the program. For academic units, student outcomes are referred to as Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs); for co-curricular or service units, they are referred to as Student Centered Outcomes (SCOs).
Programs with reports due Dec. 31, 2017 have additional expectations. See below.
The GVAssess User Guide describes the steps for entering an assessment plan.
For programs with assessment reports due 12/31/17:
GVAssess was launched in October 2017, and units have the rest of the 2017-18 academic year to fully enter their assessment plans into GVAssess. However, units with assessment reports due on 12/31/17 will need to complete some of the work early. In particular, these units should:
The GVAssess User Guide describes the steps for adding data reporting in GVAssess.
Regular progress updates and data reporting
Every two years: Prepare for UAC review
How many SLOs/SCOs should be assessed? The answer depends on what combination of majors, emphasis areas, and certificate programs a unit has:
Units are encouraged to consider incorporating the General Education SLOs and rubrics into their assessment plans where it makes sense to do so.
Everyone is encouraged to visit UAC's Assessment Resources page, especially those involved most directly with assessment completion and assessment review.
Advising Centers Assessment Template (for reports DUE in Dec 2016 and May 2017)
Academic year 2016-17 was the first year in which Advising Centers were expected to submit assessment reports. All were due December 7, 2016, to be submitted via your College's unique Blackboard Content Collection link.
Expectation: There will be an annual update of progress on Strategic Plan objectives in GVPlan, our new strategic planning site.
See the "How-To" Report Progress Made on Objectives within Strategic Plan for instructions
A simplified cumulative self-study report will be due every 5-6 years (per posted schedule) with additional reflective questions appearing in GVPlan.