Assessment of Student Learning in Disciplines/Programs

Faculty in academic disciplines and career and technical education programs administer meaningful, action-oriented assessments of their curricular effectiveness through Academic Program Review. The crux of College of DuPage’s Academic Program Review process is a discipline-wide student outcomes assessment project developed by each discipline/program. The type of assessment varies from one discipline/program to another and is reflective of its needs. For example, disciplines/ programs with capstone courses may use a portfolio as their project; whereas, those with large-enrollment introductory courses may use a multiple-choice exam that is given to all sections. Additionally, program accreditation bodies may have competencybased instruments that are used by the College to assess student learning. The assessment results are evaluated and used by the discipline/program to develop plans for curriculum updates, student learning and program enhancements.