FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY PRESENTS
OF LEARNING OUTCOMES
Assessment is the systematic collection,
review, and use of information about
educational programs undertaken for the
purpose of improving student learning and
development (Palmoba and Banta, 1999).
Assessment at Franklin
fosters an institution-wide,
improvement of student
learning and success that
conversations, and the
applications of lessons
learned to promote
AND HABITS OF
Student learning outcomes state
FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY USES AS
CENTRALIZED ACADEMIC MODEL.
This means programs and courses
are designed by collaborative teams
that consist of major area faculty
and instructional designers with
input from industry practitioners.
Outcomes cascade from program
to course and then to assignment.
Programs and courses have consistent
outcomes, wherever/however they’re
offered. We compare learning in
different formats, lengths, and locations to
explore how these factors might impact
learning and to use findings to inform
For Franklin's general
For all undergraduate and
graduate courses, program
outcomes are linked or
mapped to required courses
in the respective programs.
map for a
HOW ARE OUTCOMES ASSESSED?
Exams Course Projects
ETS Major Field Test
Component (CPC) Exams
Major course projects
Assessed by rubrics
Internal: Course & Faculty
Evals, Graduating Student,
Alumni, Course (Capstone)
External: National Survey of
Student Engagement, Noel-
Levitz, Adult Priorities Survey
"A collection of multiple
pieces of student's work
completed across time."
Writing portfolios, project
Assessed by rubrics
A LIST OR CHART
A rubric is a scoring guide, or
that can be used to to evaluate or
grade student assignments.
ACTION PLANS FOR
EACH ACADEMIC PROGRAM COMPILES
AN ANNUAL ASSESSMENT REPORT,
WHICH CONSISTS OF:
Programs also conduct periodic program reviews that go beyond learning
outcome assessment into areas such as:
Assessment is an essential element of program reviews.
Rates & Enrollment
Competitor Analyses Strategic Planning
National Institute of Learning Outcome Assessment. (n.d.). Student learning
outcome statements. Retrieved from
Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide. San
Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Palomba, C. A. and Banta, T.W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning,
implementing, and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco,