Analyzing and Using Data

What to do with data

In most cases, departments will analyze and interpret their own data; however, the Assessment Committee and Office of Institutional Research may assist in analyzing raw data. Once analyzed, the department should review the data to determine whether changes based on the data are to be made, and summarize it on the Course or Program Assessment Report.

How to use data results

Results should be reviewed by all involved faculty and shared with the department chair and dean for their review and approval. Course or program assessment reports will be submitted to the Office of Curriculum and Assessment for review, prior to review by the Assessment Committee. Results that prompt a change in the course should also be reported when submitting syllabi for review to Curriculum Committee. After reviewing results, faculty may make recommendations for change to their department chair/dean.

Reporting results

Course assessment results are currently reported using CurricUNET. Results for program and General Education Assessment each submitted using a paper form. Forms are available for download on the assessment web site.