1. What is done with the reports?
The Assessment and Curriculum Support Center uses the information in several ways. Our office
- 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.
- conveys the reports to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for use as part of Program Review.
To date, the assessment results (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.
2. Who can see my report?
All reports become publicly available when you save your report.
Note: you may “Unpublish Report” while you are working on it. Remember to PUBLISH REPORT when you’ve finished so you and your program can be recognized for your accomplishments.
3. Do we need to submit a report if we didn’t do any assessment during the period specified?
Yes. Please update/answer questions the appropriate questions (e.g., 1-6 and justify why no assessment activities occurred in the last question).
4. How does the report help my program?
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 2020 deadline is Monday, November 16, 2020.
6. Do you have examples or ways to get help?
Yes! We are here to help.
- Contact us for a consultation.
- 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).
- Borrow from our lending library in our office.
7. Where do I go to input my program’s report?
Login is closed and will open 6 months before the report due date.
8. I can’t log in.
Use your UH User name and Password. If you do not have access, contact the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center.
9. My program doesn’t show up.
The official program names are used. If you do not find your program, contact the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center.
10. Can I see what others are doing? Where are previous reports?
Yes. Go here: Reports: View By Years
11. Can I go back and edit, modify, or add to the report?
Yes! You can modify your report until the deadline.
12. 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.
13. 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 use the “Copy Report” feature to quickly copy information from one report to another. Then, modify the information as needed.
Contact the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center to discuss your particular situation.