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Assessment Schedule

Academic Program Assessment Cycle

Each academic program assesses their complete set of program student learning outcomes (PSLOs) over a 3-year cycle. Throughout the cycle, programs implement changes to improve student learning.

Annual reports assess the efficacy of those changes. 

Programs determine their own reporting schedules for the 3-year cycle. Example: Program A has 4 PSLOs.

Year 1 = New assessment data for PSLOs 1 and 2 reported, along with comparisons to previous PSLOs 1 and 2 data, to show the efficacy of any programmatic changes made as the result of the last assessment of these PSLOs

Year 2 = PSLO 3 reported, along with comparison to previous PSLO 3 data, to show the efficacy of any programmatic changes made as the result of the last assessment of this PSLO.

Year 3 = PSLO 4 reported, along with comparison to previous PSLO 4 data, to show the efficacy of any programmatic changes made as the result of the last assessment of this PSLO.

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
PSLO 1

Assessed

success of previous programmatic improvements evaluated

implementation of agreed-upon programmatic improvements implementation of agreed-upon programmatic improvements

Assessed

success of programmatic improvements evaluated

PSLO 2

Assessed

success of previous programmatic improvements evaluated

implementation of agreed-upon programmatic improvements implementation of agreed-upon programmatic improvements

Assessed

 success of programmatic improvements evaluated

PSLO 3 implementation of previously agreed-upon programmatic improvements

Assessed

success of previous programmatic improvements evaluated

implementation of agreed-upon programmatic improvements implementation of agreed-upon programmatic improvements
PSLO 4

implementation of previously agreed-upon programmatic improvements

implementation of previously agreed-upon programmatic improvements

Assessed

success of previous programmatic improvements evaluated

implementation of agreed-upon programmatic improvements

General Education Program Assessment Cycle

UMN Morris’s General Education assessment program gathers data on each category over a 3-year cycle. Data are gathered from a selection of the largest General Education courses using the same or comparable assessment tools across various courses.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1

Humanities (HUM)
Science with Lab ( SCI-L)
Ethical and Civic Responsibility (ECR)

International Perspective (IP)
Social Science (SS)
Year 2

Intellectual Community (IC)
Artistic Performance (ArtP)
Science (SCI)

Writing for the Liberal Arts (WLA)
Fine Arts (FA)

Year 3

Human Diversity (HDiv)
History (HIst)
Mathematical/Symbolic Reasoning (M/SR)

Foreign Language (FL)
People and the Environment (ENVT)

Campus Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Cycle

UMN Morris’s Campus Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs) are assessed annually through their correspondence to academic Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs). Co-curricular assessment of CSLOs takes place independently.

Current Academic Year Assessment Calendar