380.102 Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Policy and Procedure
This policy delineates the requirements sets forth by Florida International University regarding the conditions under which academic programs, standalone certificates, University Core Curriculum Courses (UCC), and micro-credentials must be assessed as mandated by the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) and the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Florida BOG requires the cyclical assessment of all undergraduate academic degree programs in the State University System in four competency areas (content/discipline knowledge and skills, critical thinking, oral communication, and written communication). A yearly report must be submitted to the Florida BOG detailing how the four competencies are assessed within each undergraduate academic degree program. The report specifically asks institutions to report: (1) expected core student learning outcomes made available to students (by publishing the Academic Learning Compacts), (2) a process is in place to assess/evaluate student learning outcomes, (3) a process is in place to use information from program reviews to improve student learning outcomes and program effectiveness, and (4) the data from the academic year of most recent assessment.
The SACSCOC accreditation principles dictate that all academic programs, certificates, general education courses, and other credit-granting programs require assessment processes and documented data-driven improvement actions. Assessment reports for academic programs, standalone certificates, University Core Curriculum Courses (UCC), and micro-credentials are submitted to SACSCOC every five years for review.
Published on 2019-04-02
Administrative Oversight & Contact Information
Office of the Provost
Miami, FL 33199
- Phone: 305-348-2151
Office of Academic Planning and Accountability
Miami, FL 33199
- Phone: 305-348-1796