New for 2022:
We switched to a Google Sheet plus a Google Form to collect the assessment report information. The Google Sheet link and Google Form links can be found after you log in and select the degree program. (Available September 5, 2022).
1. Where do I input my program’s report?
Login will open on September 5, 2022. (use your UH ID and password). If you cannot log in, please email email@example.com.
The 2022 deadline: Friday, November 18, 2022.
Edits allowed until January 6, 2023.
3. What information is needed to complete the report?
Watch a video:
4. Can I see what others are doing? Where are previous reports?
5. Do you have examples or ways to get help?
Yes! We are here to help.
- Contact us for a consultation. We also give feedback on drafts.
- Drop in to fall 2022 office hours on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays: view details and Zoom links (requires UH login)
- Attend a workshop or view workshop archives (workshops).
- Skim the “Report” examples on the examples page (click on “Type” to sort and easily find example Reports).
- See the curriculum mapping how-to and examples.
- Look at examples of how programs used their assessment results.
- Read brief descriptions of how programs used assessment results.
- Look at a list of effective practices in program-level learning outcomes assessment
- Borrow a book from our lending library in our office.
6. Why do we submit reports? How does the report help my program?
Watch a video: What, why, who, when, how: Overview of the report (part 1) (11 minutes)
The report assists programs in documenting assessment activities and evidence-based curriculum changes. More than once the we have heard that assessment coordinators left UHM and took assessment files with them. The reports are available in an easily accessible location on our website.
The report keeps the program on track for Program Review. The Program Review process requires a review of the program’s assessment activities and evidence-based curriculum changes. Your program’s assessment reports are automatically submitted as part of the department’s self-study, and they are given to the external reviewers. Note: program with professional accreditation are exempted from UHM Program Review.
The reports provide evidence for UHM’s accreditation reaffirmation (program-level learning assessment is required)
7. What is done with the reports?
The Assessment and Curriculum Support Center uses the information in several ways. Our Center
- locates examples of exemplary assessment practices that it can share with the faculty-at-large (a program’s permission is sought before the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center uses it as an example);
- identifies issues and concerns that need attention and uses those to guide our office’s program development (e.g., when an analysis of reports reveals the need for more attention to curriculum mapping, the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center offers workshops on that topic);
- summarizes the reports and conveys that summary to the Faculty Senate, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The summary serves as primary support in Mānoa’s case for re-accreditation and meets reporting requirements set by WASC. See the campus summary reports.
- conveys the reports to the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Excellence for use as part of Program Review.
To date, the assessment results (e.g., learning achievement results) have not been used by administration as part of prioritization or budgeting. The Assessment and Curriculum Support Center believes faculty consultation must take place before assessment results become part of prioritization and budgeting. Furthermore, the Faculty Senate’s 2010 resolution on Faculty Governance of Assessment stipulates that program-level learning outcomes assessment not be used for high-stakes decisions.
8. Who can see my report?
All reports will be publicly available.
9. Do we need to submit a report if we didn’t do any assessment during the period specified?
Do I submit a program for newly approved degree programs?
Yes. Please update/answer the appropriate questions in the Google Sheet and Form; in addition, justify why no assessment activities occurred (last question of the Google Form).
10. I can’t log in.
Use your UH User name and Password to login. If you do not have access, contact the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center.
11. My program doesn’t show up.
If you do not find your program, contact the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center.
12. Can I go back and edit, modify, or add to the report?
Yes! You can modify your report until the deadline.
Important: Press “Submit” before leaving the Google Form to save your responses.
The Google Sheet saves automatically.
13. Can I submit the report we gave to our professional accrediting agency?
Sorry, no. However, you can cut and paste the appropriate sections from the accreditation report into your assessment report.
14. Do I have to enter separate reports for EACH degree program? Why?
Yes. The goal of assessment is improved student learning and improved programs. For assessment to achieve its goal, a program needs assessment results that are specific to that program so it can make appropriate adjustments as necessary. Thus, the reports are by degree program.
If similar activities occurred in your degree programs, you may copy and paste responses from one Google Form to another. Then, modify the information as needed. Remember to press “Submit” to save your responses.
Contact the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center to discuss your particular situation.
15. Can I get feedback? When?
Yes. Near the end of the Google Form, you’ll be asked if you want to receive feedback (note: this appears only when the program has conducted assessment activities).
Faculty volunteers will read your report and provide feedback. Typically, feedback is distributed in February. (We apologize for the delay but the December break and beginning of the semester slow us down.)
If you want feedback on a draft report, email firstname.lastname@example.org or directly contact Monica Stitt-Bergh or Yao Hill.