FAQs

This page will include commonly asked question about assessment and about the program assessment process at Kutztown University.  Please send your questions to Krista Prock at prock@kutztown.edu.

• What are the KU Institutional Student Learning Outcomes?

We regard the KU General Education Outcomes as the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes.  They can be found here.

• Academic programs are being asked to map their Program Student Learning Outcomes to the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes.  Are graduate programs required to do this?

At this time, no, graduate programs are not required to map their Program Student Learning Outcomes to the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes.

• In the curriculum map, academic programs are asked to use a letter “A” to indicate where assessment may occur for the Program Student Learning Outcomes.  Are academic programs required to actually do assessment every year for every “A” in their curriculum maps?

No, the places you place an “A” on the curriculum is considered an opportunity for assessment, so academic programs will not be required to assess every course with an “A” every time the program assesses the associated Program Student Learning Outcome.  In the Methods and Measures section of the Annual Assessment Report, programs are asked to state which courses and assignments were used for program assessment in a given year.


• When are the various assessment items due this year?

The 2018-19 schedule of assessment assignments is available on the Academic Program Assessment website.

Forms, guidelines, examples, and templates for those assessment assignments are available here.