Full instructions for Activity 3 can be found in the Activity 3 Presentation.
Step 1 - Basic program detail including point of contact information
and program mission. Also, programs should state how their program mission supports
both the University's Mission and their College's Mission.
Step 2 - Learning outcomes will be defined along with the two assessment
points for each outcome. Along with defining the assessment points and the form
of assessment, programs must set what benchmark level students should be at upon
the time of that assessment point.
Step 3 - Each learning outcome will have a rubric created for it
which will be used during the assessment points.
Step 4 - Results & Analysis. The results of assessment on each
trait followed by an Analysis/Action Plan to improve student learning.
To begin, select the College and then the specific Program. Then click the "Select
Program" button to begin work on this Activity.
The first step of Activity 3 is to provide basic information for the program including
the name and email address of the creator of this document. Also, a Program Mission
Statement and how that Mission supports the College and University Mission Statements
Marshall University is a multi-campus public university providing innovative undergraduate
and graduate education that contributes to the development of society and the individual.
The University actively facilitates learning through the preservation, discovery,
synthesis, and dissemination of knowledge.University Mission
As part of Activity 3, Programs must state their Program Mission and specify how
this mission supports both the University's Mission as well as any Mission that
the College the Program is housed under happens to have.
In Activity 2, Programs were tasked with modifying their learning outcomes so that
they will align with the Degree Profile. Before moving further with Activity 3,
it is necessary to make sure that those program learning outcomes are defined below.
Each learning outcome will eventually have a rubric crafted and defined for assessment
(completed in Step 3).
For each learning outcome that was defined in
Step 2, an associated rubric will now need to be created to be able to assess
the learning outcome.
While in Activity 2 rubrics were allowed to have as many traits and as many performance
levels as desired (to a certain degree), in Activity 3 rubrics will be given a more
standardized template to work with. The number of traits is still open ended, but
each rubric will now need to make use of four performance levels:
Advanced. For Graduate programs, it may only be necessary to
fill in two of the four levels defined.
To the right you will see the list of all learning outcomes you have input for this
program. Along with each outcome name you will see the number of traits that have
been defined for that outcome's rubric. To work on a particular outcome's rubric,
click the row on the table and the rubric form will load below.
The fourth step of this activity is to begin collecting and reporting the data concerning
assessment of your learning outcomes. The raw numbers you report in this step will
be used in your final assessment report to calculate percentages. Please make sure
you are reporting RAW aggregate and NOT percentages of students who achieve at each
The fifth step of this activity is to explain your analysis of the results collected
in Step 4 and to outline planned action to improve student performance for each
learning outcome at both assessment points.
Below you will see the list of all learning outcomes you have input for this program.
Along with each outcome name you will see the number of traits that have been defined
for that outcome's rubric. To work on a particular outcome's rubric, click the row
on the table and the rubric form will load below.
The final step of this activity is (if necessary) to provide a summary of the analysis
for all of your learning outcomes as well as provide any additional commentary or
narrative that you feel is necessary to round out your assessment report.
By clicking "Revert" you will lose all unsaved progress and the form will be returned
to its last saved state. Do you wish to continue?
By clicking "Save Changes" you will overwrite the contents of the database with
the current form. This includes:
Are you sure you wish to continue?
Warning! If you remove a learning outcome you will also be removing
any rubric definitions (Step 3) that are associated with this learning outcome.
Also, no changes will take effect in the database until you click the Save Changes
button at the top or bottom of the screen. If you make a mistake and wish to go
back you can always hit the Revert to Last Saved Copy which will
reload this form with whatever is currently stored in the database.
Are you sure you wish to remove this trait from the rubric?