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Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR) Template
Program: ________________________ School: _____________
Academic Year: ________
INSTRUCTIONS: At the end of each assessment cycle, the Assessment Coordinator should complete
Section 1 through 6a. below. The completed report should be submitted to the Department Chair, who will
review the results and recommendations, and will complete Section 6b. of the report. The final report will be
(a) used as a guide to improving student learning, and (b) archived in Word document format with the
Assessment Coordinator, Department Chair, Dean, ISAAC, and the office of Program Assessment and
Institutional Research by the end of each academic year. The Department Chair will use information from
cumulative annual reports to conduct periodic program reviews.
Section 1: Program and General Education Learning Outcomes/Objectives
Outcome 1. ___________________________________________________________________________
Outcome 2. ___________________________________________________________________________
Outcome 3. ___________________________________________________________________________
Section 2: Mapping
a. Program Learning Outcomes [PLOs] to College Core Theme Objectives
Upload map here.
b. Current Curriculum Map
Construct a curriculum map by listing the courses and identifying which introduce, develop and/or master
information/material presented to students according to the PLOs and GE LOs.
Upload map here.
Evaluate the extent to which the program curriculum is coherent and structured in a logical, sequential, and
consistent manner:
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
c. Web site links whereby these program learning outcomes/objectives are readily available to
students, prospective students, and faculty:
____________________________________________________
Adapted from: Walvoord, B. E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions,
departments, and general education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR) Template
Program: ________________________ School: _____________
Academic Year: ________
INSTRUCTIONS: At the end of each assessment cycle, the Assessment Coordinator should complete
Section 1 through 6a. below. The completed report should be submitted to the Department Chair, who will
review the results and recommendations, and will complete Section 6b. of the report. The final report will be
(a) used as a guide to improving student learning, and (b) archived in Word document format with the
Assessment Coordinator, Department Chair, Dean, ISAAC, and the office of Program Assessment and
Institutional Research by the end of each academic year. The Department Chair will use information from
cumulative annual reports to conduct periodic program reviews.
Section 1: Program and General Education Learning Outcomes/Objectives
Outcome 1. ___________________________________________________________________________
Outcome 2. ___________________________________________________________________________
Outcome 3. ___________________________________________________________________________
Section 2: Mapping
a. Program Learning Outcomes [PLOs] to College Core Theme Objectives
Upload map here.
b. Current Curriculum Map
Construct a curriculum map by listing the courses and identifying which introduce, develop and/or master
information/material presented to students according to the PLOs and GE LOs.
Upload map here.
Evaluate the extent to which the program curriculum is coherent and structured in a logical, sequential, and
consistent manner:
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
c. Web site links whereby these program learning outcomes/objectives are readily available to
students, prospective students, and faculty:
____________________________________________________
Adapted from: Walvoord, B. E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions,
departments, and general education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Section 3: Measures and Use of Information
Measures
Outcome 1 Outcome 2
Outcome 3
Use of the Information
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Upload sample artifacts
***Direct:
***Indirect:
*** Explain why these measures were selected. Include when instruments were applied, and how many students participated.
Section 4: Results
Upload Summary Data here. Summarize the three most important findings.
Section 5: Recommendations for Improving Assessment Processes (including GE Assessment) –
State what was effective and ineffective in the assessment process, and provide suggestions for improving.
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
Section 6a.: For Accreditation - Assessment Coordinator: State examples of action taken based on
assessment data (including GE) to improve student learning.
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
Section 6b.: For Program Review / Budgeting and Planning – Department Chair: Outline the main
recommendations and action plans from the previous academic program review. Mention the most
noteworthy accomplishments and/or changes implemented prior to the current assessment cycle. State the
findings, action plan, and budget request for resources from the current year’s assessment cycle. Explain
how the proposed action plan builds upon past decisions. Consider Banner data (enrollments, number of
majors, number of graduates, SCH, Student FTE, Faculty FTE, Student FTE to Faculty FTE) in your
explanation, and discuss how the proposed action plan will improve the quality, viability, and sustainability
of the program.
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
Adapted from: Walvoord, B. E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions,
departments, and general education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
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