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Handbook of Operating Procedures
Chapter 2 - Faculty and Academics
Publication Date: June 18, 2009
Responsible Executive: VP for Academic Affairs

2.21 Academic Program Assessment

Academic program assessment at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is based on a peer review model that is intended to encourage broad participation and quality. The definition and scope of the assessment of student learning outcomes at UTSA include the knowledge, skills, and values expected to result from all academic programs, including the Core Curriculum and academic support units. Therefore, the faculty and administrators responsible for all academic programs and academic support units are required to:

  1. Design and develop student learning outcomes assessment to document those outcomes acquired during a student’s educational experience in those programs and units.
  2. Identify and explicitly state their expectations for student learning
  3. Ensure that those expectations for learning are assessed within their program or unit.
  4. Ensure that the results of assessment of student learning outcomes are used to make improvements to academic programs so that student learning will be enhanced.