Assessment Life CycleWe engage in strategic and systematic assessment to determine the effectiveness of programs and services. We utilize data-based decision making to ensure that we provide students with high-quality educational opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the University Academic Support Centers will be able to:
- Demonstrate self-advocacy by accessing and navigating the Access Online system.
- Develop an enhanced set of study skills that can be applied in other courses.
- Demonstrate comprehension of course content by making meaningful connections between new information and previous knowledge.
Student tutors who work for the University Academic Support Centers will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of metacognition as it relates to Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.
Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Center for Service Learning will be able to:
- Describe the primary community-identified need that was addressed by their service efforts.
- Evaluate how their course- or experience-based emerging expertise has and will help them improve communities.
- Evaluate their own beliefs and assumptions about a social issue or diverse populations affected by an issue.
- Describe ethical service as it applies to any service experience.
Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Center for Undergraduate Research will be able to:
- Identify the steps to get involved with undergraduate research.
- Identify the steps of the research cycle.
- Articulate their research experiences to a broad variety of audiences.
- Develop expertise in relation to a specific research question through synthesis and analysis in accordance with the discipline-specific tools of that discipline.
Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the KU Writing Center will be able to:
- Identify that writing is an on-going process that requires preparation and multiple drafts.
- Implement revision decisions, based on feedback they receive from consultants, that will improve a writing project.
- Develop transferable writing skills that can be used for future writing projects.
Students working as Writing Consultants will able to:
- Identify the specific writing skills necessary to conduct an effective writing consultation (e.g. higher order concerns such as structure and organization or lower order concerns like grammar and punctuation).
Students who interact with the programs and services offered by the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center will be able to:
- Describe the process to complete necessary VA certification paperwork.
- Identify key resources available through the university, VA, and/or community.
- Identify resources to secure employment or seek additional educational opportunities.
Students who interact with the programs and services offered by the Office of Fellowships will be able to:
- Articulate academic interests, goals, and personal strengths.
- Develop meaningful relationships with faculty, advisors, or other mentors who support their application process.
- Exhibit professionalism by submitting polished, accurate applications in a timely manner.
- Craft applications that adhere to the advisor expectations per the NAFA Code of Ethics.
Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Office of First-Year Experience will be able to:
- Articulate their goals for attending college.
- Describe how their goals relate to their course enrollment and campus involvement.
- Explain how their goals relate to their personal strengths, talents, and capacity as a learner.
- Identify opportunities to develop their interests through experiential learning.
- Identify and implement resources to support their academic and personal success.
- Demonstrate critical thinking by asking questions, exploring different perspectives, and synthesizing and analyzing information.
Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Undergraduate Advising Center will be able to:
- Examine their personal interests, values, strengths, and skills in relation to specific academic programs.
- Access and articulate curricular requirements, progression standards, and course sequencing related to chosen or intended academic programs.
- Articulate the purpose of their enrollment and how their studies fit within their overall educational goals.
- Identify opportunities to enhance classroom experiences through academic support services, career support services, and co-curricular involvement.
Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the University Career Center will be able to:
- Apply concepts learned in appointment to write an effective resume.
- Demonstrate preparedness for interactions with potential employers.
- Establish career or internship networking connections with potential employers.