Presentation Type

Best Practice Presentation (45 minute presentation about a specific best practice)

Abstract

Academic programs are multidimensional and operate in a distributed decision-making environment. Assessment that focuses solely on student learning outcomes may overlook context factors contributing to or detracting from program success. This session introduces program audits and guides participants’ practice interpreting sample audit data and relating them to program outcomes.

Keywords

Program assessment; program audits; data-based decisions; evaluation; continuous improvement

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Interpreting Audit Data in Program Assessment

Academic programs are multidimensional and operate in a distributed decision-making environment. Assessment that focuses solely on student learning outcomes may overlook context factors contributing to or detracting from program success. This session introduces program audits and guides participants’ practice interpreting sample audit data and relating them to program outcomes.