Analyzing and Using Data

What to do with data

In most cases, departments will analyze and interpret their own data; however, the Assessment Steering Committee and Office of Institutional Research are available to 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 Form.

How to use data results

Results should be reviewed by all involved faculty and shared with the dean and Assessment Steering Committee (via the Course or Program Assessment Report Form). Results 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

Results are reported via the Course, Program and General Education Assessment Report Forms. Forms are available for download on the assessment web site or from the Assessment Steering Committee.