Student Experiences/Perceptions (Indirect)
Examples of Indirect Assessment
- Senior survey that includes questions on learning outcomes, involvement and participation in study abroad and internships, study habits, and how they selected their major.
- Representative panel of prospective employers and other members of the public are polled to determine the critical issues in this field. Issues are then developed into program objectives and incorporated into curriculum.
- Survey to alumni and their employers to gauge graduates' level of performance on 10 program standards.
- Students prepare a professional resume highlighting the unique characteristics of their education in the program. A rubric will be developed to evaluate these resume for evaluation.
- Exit interviews are performed with seniors on their perceptions of the program, awareness of resources, plans after graduation, time to graduation, and participation in research.
- Focus group are conducted with students in the major to explore their experiences in the program.
- Students reflect on their place in the major included as a component of their portfolio.
- Evaluations are provided by internship supervisors to determine students' level of professional development.
- Advisory council provides feedback on ways the program could be improved.
- Examination of programs from similar universities around the United States to compare course content, structure, and design.