A Practical Guide to Creating a Sustainable Program Assessment Process

Developing a sustainable program assessment process is crucial for programs seeking to enhance their long-term impact and deliver quality education. This session outlines key steps for creating an effective assessment framework, including (i) the need for clearly defined student outcomes aligned with the institution’s mission; (ii) active engagement with faculty to ensure their input in shaping assessment criteria and expectations; (iii) implementing data collection processes that provide timely and accurate information; (iv) use of assessment results to drive continuous improvement and enable programs to adapt and evolve based on the data and feedback received and (v) investment in faculty professional development to enhance program assessment awareness and expertise. By creating sustainable assessment processes, programs can optimize their educational offerings, ensure ongoing improvements and create a culture focused on student learning.