Steps in the Core Curriculum Assessment Process
Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, UTSA moved to an assessment process in which we sample student work in and out of the Core Curriculum to derive a statistically representative snapshot of UTSA student performance. Rather than collect data from all Core Curriculum courses each year, the Core Curriculum Assessment Team (CCAT) designed an ongoing three-year assessment cycle whereby two Core Objectives are assessed each year.
The CCAT along with the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies developed Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), assessment and sampling methods, and preliminary targets for student achievement for each Core Objective based on analysis of practices at peer institutions within the state and utilizing resources from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and LEAP Texas.
After the assessments are complete, the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies distributes an official report to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and publishes the results on this website. Every ten years, a summary report is presented to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
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