• Learning Outcomes Assessment

    The purpose of learning outcomes assessment at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. To affirm that these remain the goals of learning assessment at Hamline, the Assessment Standards were adopted and shared by the Provost's Office. With continued support of the Committee on Learning Outcomes Assessment, these standards are intended to guide faculty and staff through program-level assessment to promote quality, viability, and effectiveness, and, in turn, university-level outcomes assessment.   

    Hamline University Assessment Standards
    Reporting Review Cycle by Program and Year 

    The Hamline University Learning Outcomes Assessment Framework is comprised of the following steps:

    • Develop or revise major/program learning outcomes
    • Align/connect learning outcomes with University learning outcomes where appropriate
    • Develop assessment measures (tools and expectations) and assessment timeline
    • Implement assessment activities, document activities and dates completed
    • Collect assessment data; document results & findings; disseminate, present and archive data
    • Analyze results in timely and meaningful way; determine what changes or improvements are called for
    • Make changes and improvements based on results and the document (close the loop)

     FY17 Reporting Requirements

    CLOA Program Review Process
    Program Assessment Plan Template 
    Annual Program Assessment Progress Report
    Reporting Review Cycle

    2016-17 Assessment Calendar & Submission Details





    Student Affairs

    By November 23: submit annual report & assessment plan to:

    Administrative Heads (CLA)

    Associate Dean + Chair of Assessment & Accreditation

    Associate Dean

    CLOA representatives

    By Jan 31

    Peer review has occurred

    By Feb 15, incorporate any feedback or revisions and send final draft of annual report & assessment plan to:

    CLA Dean + Divisional Secretary

    CLA Dean + Divisional Secretary

    Associate Dean + Program Coordinator

    Student Affairs Dean + CLOA representatives

    By April 15

    CLOA reviews documentation according to Reporting Review Cycle

    By April 30

    CLOA feedback sent to Deans