Provisions for Feedback to Students and Faculty. We expect that greater attention to classroom assessment will enable instructors to provide more specific feedback to students regarding their progress toward learning goals. More use of writing intensive course reports, as envisioned by the writing committee, will provide additional feedback to individual students and the collection of these reports will enable the Writing Center and the Writing Committee to revise their activities as needed and consult more effectively with individual instructors and departments on writing assignments and expectations. Senior students will receive feedback on the end point assessment activities they undertake in their majors. These may be, for example, reviews of their performance on written and oral exams with their advisor, written responses to the critical elements assessment of a senior essay, or a oral or written critique of an art exhibit.
For faculty, the Director of General Education will provide feedback to instructors of General Education courses based on the results of student surveys and focus groups of faculty teaching general education courses. Departments will also collect their own data based on student performance in major courses and end point assessments filed with the Committee on Assessment and will include their own data based on student performance in major courses end point assessments. Department assessment reports filed with the Committee on Assessment, will include discussions of such things as the assessment techniques used, summary information on student achievement, conclusions based on assessment evidence and program changes, either implemented or planned the department in response to assessment information. They will also collect their own data based on student performance in major courses and end point assessments. Department assessment reports filed with the committee on assessment and will include discussions of such things as the assessment techniques used, summary evidences program changes achievement, conclusions based , summary information student achievement, conclusions either implemented or planned by the department in response to assessment information. Techniques they are employing, their evaluations of these techniques, and how they are using the information they have gained through assessment.