Student Learning Outcomes

We embrace a common set of student learning outcomes and we are accountable for sustained measurement of these outcomes

Texas A&M University Kingsville: Discipline Specific

TAMU System Student Learning Outcome–Discipline Specific Knowledge

Bold statement:

The Texas A&M University System delivers a common set/embraces a common view of important outcomes and is accountable for sustained measurement.

Institutional Effectiveness:

For all TAMU System universities, the rationale for assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs) originates primarily from efforts to maintain institutional effectiveness, which is defined as a process of identifying outcomes, assessing the extent to which they are achieved, and providing evidence of improvement based on their analysis.

Discipline Specific Knowledge Outcome:

Upon graduation, students will demonstrate mastery of the depth of knowledge required for their respective degrees.

Generic Descriptions of Campus Assessment Results:

EXEMPLARY
All criteria met and results exceed expectations with little room for improvement.

PROFICIENT
Most criteria met and results indicate mastery of objective with some room for improvement.

SUFFICIENT
Acceptable number of criteria met and results meet expectations with room for improvement.

EMERGING
Some criteria met and results indicate need for improvement.

INSUFFICIENT
Few criteria met; results indicate need for significant improvement or no/insufficient results reported to measure performance of objective.

UNIVERSITY

TAMUK

ASSESSMENT METHOD

Many different assessment methods are used. Each degree program has a unique and explicit set of expected learning outcomes and assessment measures beyond the course level.

RESULTS: 2013

Proficient

ANALYSIS

Every program finds that the majority of students master most intended student learning outcomes. Room for improvement is identified by most program coordinators. In cases where program coordinators express no need for improvement, they are urged to raise their standards of mastery.

ACTION

An Academic Assessment Committee reviews each program’s SLO reports each year. The Committee then offers feedback to the department chair and college dean regarding improvements in assessment measures, appropriateness of objectives, etc. The University strives for, and achieves, continuous quality improvement in measuring student mastery of discipline specific knowledge.

COMMENTS

Identifying and assessing program-level learning outcomes, and responding to results thereof, follows a mature and time-tested system at TAMU-K. The system is based loosely on a system developed by ABET.

Information by System Members
Texas A&M University
Prairie View A&M University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University Kingsville
West Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University Commerce
Texas A&M University Texarkana
Texas A&M University Central Texas
Texas A&M University San Antonio
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