Use of Performance Indicators for Program Assessment

Performance indicators are a critically important educational tool for programs, both in setting course objectives and in helping students understand expectations of their learning by the time they complete the program. As such, performance indicators should be developed through a consensus among the faculty and, once assessed, the results should be reviewed to determine the actions to take to improve student learning and the assessment process. This session will highlight the experience of a mature program that engaged faculty in the development of performance indicators through the creation of student outcome “Champion Groups.” Learn how the performance indicators can be monitored throughout the curriculum at varying stages of student development. Further discussions will cover faculty engagement in the assessment process, details of performance indicator development, suggested plans for their integration throughout the curriculum and best practices.