Co-curricular Student Learning Outcomes Assessment is Still Going Strong
by the Student Affairs Assessment Staff
The 2012-2013 academic year was very productive regarding the continuing initiative to develop and assess student learning outcomes (SLOs) within the Division of Student Affairs. The assessment staff began the year with a report summarizing SLO data for 2011-2012 academic year, the first year during which SLO data for programming contained under each of the ten departments that comprise the division was collected. Student learning outcomes analysts from each of the ten departments created a total of 198 student learning outcomes across 56 separate programs. An analysis of the data shows that 90% of those198 student learning outcomes were met.
The assessment staff has also rolled out its After Class Experience co-curricular curriculum. The After Class Experience is a variety of Student Affairs programs, activities, and experiences designed to educate the whole undergraduate. These experiences will encourage students to become engaged in campus life and assist students in feeling more connected to the University and their peers. Through participation in these experiences, students will become well-rounded and be more fully prepared for graduation and entry in to the job market, or into graduate or professional school. The Assessment staff, SLO Analysts, and other stakeholders will work together throughout the 2013-2014 Academic year to continue to develop and refine the After Class Experience co-curricular curriculum.