Five-Year Plan

Sustainable & Meaningful Institution-Level Assessment

The primary goals for each calendar year of our five-year plan are as follows:



2021: Year of Transition

  • Review Past Projects
  • Reappraise
  • Redesign New 5-Year Plan

2016-2020 Five-Year Plan


2018-2020: Continue Constructing & Reevaluating Sustainable Assessment Framework

  • 2018: Integrate Course-Level Assessment into eLumen
  • 2019: Closing the Loop: Interpreting Results, Constructing Improvement Plans, and Developing Signature Assignments
  • 2020: Reassess Campus-Wide Assessment Process and Track Improvement of Student Learning over Five-Year Plan

2017: Integrate Program-Level Assessment into eLumen

  • Plan all-faculty Professional Development Day dedicated to the Assessment of Student Learning and the integration of program- and institution-level assessment
  • Implement new, simplified course-level assessment plans
  • Develop Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) for all disciplines
  • Map PSLOs to shared ISLOs through intentional and meaningful alignment
  • Construct program-level rubrics that are aligned with college-wide values and offer more functional scoring measures for each discipline
  • Host first annual Assessment Showcase celebrating faculty accomplishments and student successes
  • Begin initiative to increase Part-Time Instructor involvement in assessment activities
2017 Goal Thermometer
FALL 2017

  • Develop and Implement Improvement Planning Procedures
  • Gather CSLO Data for Full 2017 Assessment Cycle and Submit Data to Department Chairs
  • Enter PSLO Scores in eLumen for 2017 Assessment Cycle
  • Analyze 2016 Results and Discuss Implications for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Refine PSLO Rubrics and Build into eLumen for Implementation
  • Begin Part-Time Instructor Involvement and Training Initiative
  • Assessment Showcase


  • Finalize Assessment Showcase Poster Content, Design, and Production
  • Compile and Publish 2016 Assessment Report


  • Gather Assessment Showcase Data
  • Enter Spring 2017 PSLO/ISLO Scores in eLumen
  • Draft Ideas for PSLO Rubrics
  • Provide Continuous Training
  • Map PSLOs to ISLOs in eLumen
  • Develop PSLOs
  • Implement New Course-Level Assessment Plan Form
  • Spring 2017 Professional Development Day: Focus on Assessment!
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2016: Implement Institution-Level Assessment

  • Build initial framework for institution-level assessment in eLumen
  • Establish core Assessment of Student Learning leadership team that is faculty-driven and offers inclusive opportunities for faculty involvement in key decisions
  • Prioritize, review, and revise Institution-wide Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) to reflect faculty values for student learning
  • Select, adapt, and norm common rubrics for assessing institution-level outcomes
  • Offer a range of training opportunities for faculty and staff in institution-level assessment and eLumen’s basic features and functions
  • Develop ongoing communications plan for assessment updates, news, and support, including the ASL Resource Guide and monthly newsletter