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Essay #4: Educational Quality

CSUSM Essay #4 (Word Doc)
For discusion February 12

Student Learning, Core Competencies, and Standards of Performance at Graduation

4.A - What knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes should students possess when they graduate with a degree from the institution? What are the key learning outcomes for each level of degree?

4.A.1 - For undergraduate programs, how do the institution’s key learning outcomes align with the core competencies set forth in Criteria For Review (CFR) 2.2a? (CFRs 2.3, 2.4.)

4.A.2 - For graduate programs, how are graduate level outcomes developed? How do these outcomes align with CFR 2.2b? (CFRs 2.3, 2.4)

4.B - What are the standards of performance for students? How are these standards set, communicated, and validated? (CFR 2.6)

4.C - What methods are used to assess student learning and achievement of these standards? When is learning assessed in these areas (e.g., close to graduation or at some other milestone? (CFRs 2.4, 2.6, 4.3)

4.D - What evidence is there that key learning outcomes are being met? (CFR 2.6)

4.E - What steps are taken when achievement gaps are identified? How are teaching and learning improved as a result of assessment findings? (CFRs 2.4, 2.6, 4.3, 4.4)

4.F - What role does program review play in assessing and improving the quality of learning? (CFRs 2.7, 4.1)

4.G - How deeply embedded is learning-centeredness across the institution? What is the evidence? (CFRs 4.1-4.3)

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