Assessment Management/Program Insights
Faculty insight into student learning is arrived from a multitude of sources. The connectivity and cohesion of course and tie-in to the learning experience is the best assessment method. The cyclical nature of the process and the establishment of methods, collection of evidence, analysis of evidence and the implementation of change in to the system helps guide the department in this evolutionary process. Further evidence is reflected in the departmental ability to effectively advise students, enhance on campus, co-curricular and outside learning experience and the reflection of teaching abilities. While popularity of the program may be a measurement, the retention of students and completion of the program are stronger indicators.
|Data Based Decisions|
|Input from department/faculty|
Faculty will meet annually with the Dean during Academic Council to discuss the status of the program and milestones. Faculty will input information each January.
|Input from Students|
End of course surveys will be compiled and reported annually. Faculty will input information each April.
|Input on Student Performance|
Analysis of student success will be measured and recorded at the end of each academic year.Faculty will input information each May.
|Input from peer institutions|
Faculty will gain input from Peer Institutions by attending professional workshops and meetings, conferences and university visits. Faculty will input information each June.
|Input from Industry|
Faculty will meet with advisory council during the fall to evaluate industry needs and trends. Faculty will input information each October.
|Input from University of Nebraska|
Faculty will discuss new as well as updateded articulation agreements with the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA), Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CASNR). Faculty will input information each November.
Faculty will review the assessment and outcomes providing a mechanism that is course and program specific looped back to control the evolution of the program. Faculty will input information each December.
|Faculty Comment Section|