The process of developing new curriculum, or changing existing curriculum, should be first guided by the program's, college's and University's mission, strategic plan, and desired learning outcomes. Next follows curricular development and approval, classroom instruction and assessment.
|Where are we
|How do we know
we are meeting standards?
|How do we deliver on our promise to students?||How did we do?
How do we improve?
Assessment is the process of collecting information about student learning and the learning experience in order to analyze and implement improvements for student learning. The purpose of student learning assessment at Cal State East Bay is to continually improve the quality of our academic and co-curricular programs to ensure that students are achieving our stated outcomes.
Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) are those learning outcomes that are expected of every graduate of the institution, both undergraduate and graduate and are closely aligned with General Education requirements. ILOs are assessed according to the ILO Long Term Assessment Plan in the major and in co-curricular programs and activities. ILOs are also assessed in our Overlays in our Local Breadth Requirements which are approved courses in Diversity, Social Justice, and Sustainability that meet graduation requirements. ILOs are assessed by the ILO Subcommittee, a faculty committee.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are associated with the requirements for the major. They are those outcomes that are expected of every graduate within a specific major or degree program, and are focused on mastery and depth of disciplinary knowledge. Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes is the responsibility of program faculty. The results are reported annually and through a five-year review cycle to the Committee on Academic Planning and Review (CAPR).
Each academic college maintains an assessment website to demonstrate how learning outcomes are fostered in a program using curriculum maps and to show how their programs are continuously improving student learning through ongoing assessment.
General Education Learning Outcomes are those outcomes that are expected of every undergraduate student who graduates from the institution. Assessment of General Education Learning Outcomes is the responsibility of the General Education Assessment, a subcommittee of CAPR.
Student Learning Outcomes are developed by faculty and assessed by the individual faculty member teaching a course. Student Learning Outcomes are the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of all students completing a course and are evaluated by the instructor as part of the regular grading process. Student learning outcomes should be in every syllabus.