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Assessment Plans and Reports

Enhancing and improving educational practices, processes, and policies as a result of evidence-based decision-making and change implementation is the purpose of the assessment process. The documentation of the process and resulting decision-making is important for illustrating organization, transparency, and accountability.

Assessment Plans

A critical component of effective assessment is the planning process. Planning is important because when it takes place, proper attention is given to all aspects of the assessment process. For this reason, UAAC and GAAC require assessment information as part of the proposal for any new or significantly revised academic program.

At SLU we have a program-level Assessment Plan Template that all programs should use to document their plans. The template includes sections for:

Additionally, there is an Assessment Plan Checklist that program faculty can use as they develop and revise assessment plans to ensure each section includes the necessary information before submitting to the University Assessment Office. Assessment plans should be revisited every 3 years at a minimum.

Program-level assessment plans for each program are available in the tables below.

Assessment Reports

Once an assessment plan has been implemented and data has been collected, it is time to further consider the various requirements and other options for reporting, or more generally, sharing the assessment information. At SLU we have a program-level Assessment Report Template that all programs should use to submit their annual assessment reports. The template includes sections for:

  1. Student learning outcomes (SLOs)
  2. Assessment methods: artifacts of student learning
  3. Assessment methods: evaluation process
  4. Data
  5. Findings: interpretations and conclusions
  6. Use of current assessment findings
  7. Use of previous assessment findings (closing the loop)

Each school/college has identified their annual report due date; reports should not be submitted until program faculty have been able to review and discuss the results in order to identify how they will use the data moving forward. Reports are submitted to the dean’s office as well as the University Assessment Office.

Program-level assessment reports for each program are available in the tables below.

Assessment Report Feedback

The primary role of the University Assessment Committee is to review program-level assessment reports and provide feedback to programs via the Assessment Report Feedback Form. This form has sections that align with each component of the report template and identifies the expectations SLU has for program-level assessment. Program faculty are encouraged to use the form content as a guide when writing assessment reports to ensure the report includes a comprehensive record of the program's assessment of student learning and learning improvement.

Assessment Reports - Good Examples

Through its work reviewing and providing feedback to programs regarding assessment reports, the University Assessment Committee has identified a number of programs that have excelled at providing the desired information regarding their assessment process. Below are reports that stand out for their high-quality assessment process and depth of information provided in the report.

College of Arts & Sciences

College for Public Health and Social Justice

Chaifetz School of Business

School of Education

School of Science and Engineering

Valentine School of Nursing

In the tables below are the most recent assessment plan for each program as well as available assessment reports from the past 2 years. The plans and reports are listed alphabetically by program name within each school or college.

Center for Advanced Dental Education (CADE)

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Endodontics, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Orthodontics, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Pediatric Dentistry, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Periodontics, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022

Chaifetz School of Business

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Accounting, B.S. Plan  2020 2021 2022
Accounting, M.Acc. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Applied Financial Economics, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Business Administration, M.B.A (One-Year) Plan 2020 2021 2022
Business Administration, M.B.A. (Professional) Plan 2020 2021 2022
Business Foundations, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Business Technology Management, B.S. Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Economics, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Entrepreneurship, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Entrepreneurship, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Finance, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Finance, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
International Business, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
International Business, M.I.B. Plan 2020 2021 2022
International Business and Marketing, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Leadership and Human Resource Management, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Marketing, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Real Estate, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Sports Business, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Supply Chain Management, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Supply Chain Management, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022

College for Public Health and Social Justice

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Biosecurity & Disaster Preparedness, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Biostatistics, B.S. Plan  2020 2021 2022
Biostatistics & Health Analytics, M.S. Plan  N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Geospatial Health, GR Certificate Plan   N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Global Health, GR certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Health Administration, M.H.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Health Care Management, M. Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Health Management, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Maternal and Child Health, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Public Health, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Public Health, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Public Health, M.P.H. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Public Health Studies, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Quality and Performance Excellence, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
African American Studies, B.A. Plan N/A 2021 2022
American Studies, B.A. Plan  2020   2021 2022
American Studies, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New 2021 2022
American Studies, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
American Studies, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Anthropology, B.A. Plan 2020  2021 2022
Art History, B.A. Plan 2020  2021 2022
Bioethics and Health Studies, B.A. Plan N/A-New  2021 2022
Biology, B.A. Plan 2020  2021 2022
Biology, B.S. Plan 2020  2021 2022
Biology, M.A. Plan 2020  2021 2022
Biology, M.S. Plan 2020  2021 2022
Biology, Ph.D. Plan 2020  2021 2022
Catholic Studies, B.A. Plan N/A-New  N/A-New 2022
Catholic Theology, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
College in Prison Program/Liberal Arts, A.A. Plan 2020 N/A 2022
Communication, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Communication, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Data Science, B.S.  Plan 2020 2021 2022
Economics, B.A.  Plan 2020 2021 2022
English, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
English, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
English, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021  2022
Experimental Psychology, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021  2022
Forensic Science, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
French, B.A. Plan 2020 2021  2022
French, M.A. Plan  2020 2021  2022
German Studies, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Greek & Latin Language and Literature, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 N/A*
Health Care Ethics, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
History, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
History, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
History, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
International Studies, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Italian Studies, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Mathematics, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Mathematics, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Mathematics, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Mathematics, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Music, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Neuroscience, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Philosophy, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Philosophy, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Philosophy, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Philosophy and Bioethics, Ph.D. Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Political Science, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Political Science & Public Affairs, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Psychology, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Psychology, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Public & Social Policy, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Religious Education, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Russian Studies, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 N/A*
Sociology, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Sociology, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Spanish, B.A.  Plan 2020 2021  2022
Spanish, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Studio Art, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Theatre, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Theological Studies, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Theological Studies, M.T.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Theological Studies, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Women's & Gender Studies, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Women's & Gender Studies, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New N/A-New
Women's & Gender Studies, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 N/A

College of Philosophy and Letters

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Foundations of Christian Service, UG Certificate Plan N/A N/A 2022
Philosophy for Ministry, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Philosophy for Ministry, B.A. (Archdiocesan) Plan 2020 2021 2022
Philosophy for Ministry, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Philosophy for Ministry, UG Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Philosophy and Theology for Ministry, M.A. Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022

Doisy College of Health Sciences

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Athletic Training, M.A.T. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Dietetics (Didactic Program), GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Exercise Science, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Health Sciences, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Integrated & Applied Sciences, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 N/A
Investigative & Medical Science, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Medical Laboratory Science, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Medical Laboratory Science, UG Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nuclear Medicine Technology, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nutrition & Dietetics, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nutrition & Dietetics, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Occupational Science, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Occupational Therapy, M.O.T. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Physical Therapy, D.P.T. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Physician Assistant, M.M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Radiation Therapy, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Speech-Language & Hearing Sciences, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Speech-Language & Hearing Sciences, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022

School for Professional Studies

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Analytics, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Analytics, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Financial Technology, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Brewing Science and Operations, UG Certificate Plan N/A-New 2021 2022
Cannabis Science and Operations, UG Certificate Plan N/A-New 2021 2022
Computer Information Systems, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Computer Information Systems, UG Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Cybersecurity, GR Certificate Plan N/A 2021 2022
Cybersecurity, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Emergency Management, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Emergency Management, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A 2022
Emergency Management, UG Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Evidence-Based Decision Making, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
General Studies, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Information Systems, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A 2022
Information Systems, M.S. Plan N/A-New 2021 2022
Leadership and Organizational Behavior, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Leadership and Organizational Development, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Organizational Development, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Organizational Leadership, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Organizational Leadership & Technology, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Professional Studies, M. Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Project Management, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Project Management, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New 2021 2022
Project Management, M.S. Plan N/A-New 2021 2022
Project Management, UG Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Security & Strategic Intelligence, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Strategic Intelligence, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Strategic Intelligence, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022

School of Education

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Advanced Literacy Methods, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Curriculum & Instruction, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Disability in Higher Education, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Education Policy & Equity, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Education Principles and Practices, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Education, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Educational Equity, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Educational Leadership, Ed.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Educational Leadership, Ed.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Educational Leadership, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Educational Leadership, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Higher Education Administration, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Inclusive Practice, GR Certificate Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Teaching, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022

School of Law

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
American Law for Foreign Lawyers, L.L.M. Plan N/A N/A N/A
Health Law, L.L.M. Plan N/A N/A N/A
Law, J.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022

School of Medicine

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Anatomy, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Anatomy, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Family Therapy, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Health Data Science, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Health Outcomes Research, Ph.D. Plan N/A N/A 2022
Medical Anatomy and Physiology, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Medical Family Therapy, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Medicine, M.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Pathology, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Pharmacology & Physiology, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022

School of Science and Engineering

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Aeronautics, B.S. Plan 2020 2021

2022 - Aviation Mgmt.

2022 - Flight Science

Aerospace Engineering, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Artificial Intelligence, M.S. Plan N/A-New 2021 2022
Aviation, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Aviation, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Biochemistry, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Biochemistry, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Biomedical Engineering, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Chemical Biology, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Chemical Biology, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Chemical Biology and Pharmacology, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Chemistry, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Chemistry, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Chemistry, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Chemistry, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Chemistry, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Civil Engineering, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Computer Engineering, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Computer Science, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Computer Science, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Computer Science, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Computer Science, Ph.D. Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Electrical Engineering, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Engineering, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Engineering, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Environmental Science, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Environmental Studies, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Geographic Information Science, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Geographic Information Science, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Geographic Information Systems, UG Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Geoinformatics and Geospatial Analytics, B.S. Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Geoinformatics and Geospatial Analytics, Ph.D. Plan N/A-New N/A-New 2022
Geoscience, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Geoscience, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Meteorology, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Meteorology, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Meteorology, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Physics, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Software Engineering, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022

School of Social Work

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
Applied Behavior Analysis, GR Certificate Plan N/A N/A 2022
Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Criminology and Criminal Justice, B.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.A. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Gerontology, GR Certificate Plan N/A N/A 2022
Social Work, B.S. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Social Work, M.S.W. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Social Work, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022

Valentine School of Nursing

Program Assessment Plan 2019-20 Report 2020-21 Report 2021-22 Report
   
Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Family Nurse Practitioner, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nursing, B.S. (Accelerated BSN) Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nursing, B.S. (Traditional BSN) Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nursing, B.S. (RN to BSN) Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nursing, M.S. (Accelerated) Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nursing, M.S. (Clinical Nurse Leader) Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nursing, Ph.D. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Nursing Practice, D.N.P. Plan 2020 2021 2022
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, GR Certificate Plan 2020 2021 2022

 

Key:

  • N/A-New: This program was recently approved and has not implemented an assessment cycle yet.
  • N/A: Too few students were enrolled to produce meaningful assessment results.
  • N/A*: Program slated for likely closure.