Annual AES Assessment Plan
Annual assessment plans (also know as institutional effectiveness plans - IEPs) consist of the following:
- A brief statement of the general values and principles which guide the unit.
- Communicates the overall purpose of the unit.
- Unit representatives
- Unit alignment with institutional goals
- Date and venue for team-based discussions on assessment plans and analysis/use of data
- Supervisor approval
Three outcome statements
- Statements indicating the recipient of the unit's service and the impact (gain or benefit) of the service on the recipient.
- Outcomes for AES units often focus on process improvement; addressing areas related to efficiency, effectiveness.
- If a unit works directly with students, at least one outcome relates to students.
- If a unit works directly with distance learners, at least one outcome relates to the effective provision of service to distance learners.
Each outcome statement is accompanied by:
- Means of assessment
- Description of data collection methods
- A rationale for means of assessment
- Linking a previous outcome assessment to the current cycle
- Offering motivation for outcome assessment or re-assessment
- Expressing how the means of assessment addresses unit goal attainment
- Criteria for success
- Targeted numerical value representing a point of achievement
Outcomes are also individually mapped to institutional goals to further demonstrate alignment with strategic plan initiatives.