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Sacramento State employs a campus-wide assessment strategy to provide evidence of curricular and co-curricular student learning. The Division of Academic Affairs oversees curricular assessment, while the Division of Student Affairs carries out co-curricular assessment. For several years, leaders and staff from both divisions have come together to discuss, measure, and report on student learning outcomes in their respective areas. In addition, the Provost and the Vice President for Student Affairs are developing a more integrated system to measure student learning, replacing the artificial separation of academic and student affairs with a holistic approach to overall student learning.
Until the integration is complete, two concurrent processes are in play. On the academic side, each department implements an assessment plan as part of its annual report. Academic Affairs then synthesizes these reports and provides feedback to the Colleges and departments in order to promote organizational learning and a campus-wide culture of continuous program improvement. The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Assessment (PACA) meets on a bimonthly basis to examine assessment issues and develop recommendations to the Provost for ongoing improvement of the assessment strategy.
On the Student Affairs side, the directors of each of the Division’s 20+ departments work with their staffs to create an annual assessment plan that measures program improvements and student learning. Program objectives measure achievement of annual goals to improve program efficiency, quality, and/or number of students served. Student learning outcomes assess what students may have learned or how their attitudes or behaviors may have changed after participating in a program or service.
The information gathered from assessments is used to design and implement program changes as needed. Student Affairs program directors design their assessment plans during the summer. Data collection ensues during the fall and spring semesters, and results and conclusions are posted on the Division’s website by the beginning of the following fall term.