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As a program, we are actively engaged in various forms of assessment, aiming to warrant that students’ needs are met. Assessment results are shared with faculty as a means to further understand the needs of students, evaluate the effectiveness of our pedagogy, and modify pedagogy if necessary.

Assessment Methods (101 rubric and 102 rubric)

Instructors have the freedom to design writing assignments, choose textbooks recommended by the program, and use their own rubrics or other methods to assess whether students have reached the learning outcomes specified in the Course Information Forms or not. As a program, we have created clear, specific, and reliable rubrics to help instructors assess students’ work.

Each year, as a program, faculty will discuss what to evaluate and decide collaboratively the best means to collect the data. Note: As a program, we understand assessment can be data-driven, but we highly value the importance of narratives. We emphasize the importance of sharing narratives/stories in assessment reports because we believe stories are very powerful, and can provide a fuller account of what has and/or has not been accomplished

Assessment Goals

Our program assessment goal is to ensure fairness, reliability, consistency, and validity. As a program, we strive to guarantee that students’ work is evaluated consistently and validly.

Assessment Results

Assessment results are shared with faculty and the College annually. Assessment reports are written each year and shared with program faculty.
Sample Assessment Reports are attached here for your reference. 


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