The schematic below demonstrates the hierarchical flow of assessment information for administrative reporting purposes. In brief, assessment information that is collected from individual instructional programs (IP) and individual administrative-educational support (AES) units is reviewed by members of the Institutional Assessment Committee.
Rubrics are used to appraise reports for descriptions of assessment methods, for results that evaluate impact, for evidence of meaningful use of data, and for unit reflection on achievement over time. Data from reviews are aggregated to capture outcome alignment with institutional goals, to demonstrate areas of assessment proficiency, to quantify the number of actions taken for improvement, and to gauge instances where improved measures have been noted. Such information is recorded to annually document campus-wide efforts for improving student learning, service and operations.
Once institutional effectiveness reports have been reviewed, the Office of Assessment aggregates findings and presents an overview of assessment data across instructional and administrative-educational support areas to the Institutional Assessment Committee and the executive director of Academic Effectiveness. The executive director of Academic Effectiveness forwards the monitoring report to the associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Following review by the associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, the monitoring report is received by the vice chancellor for Health Affairs.
Official feedback to the Office of Assessment is communicated through the associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and the executive director of Academic Effectiveness in meetings of the Academic Integrity Council. Individual programs and units receive feedback from the Institutional Assessment Committee through interactions and written appraisals provided by review teams.
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