The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) require institutions to maintain a practice of regular program review including reporting on program level assessment and continuous improvement. In order to meet this requirement, programs at SIU submit an annual assessment report.
The annual assessment report documents a program’s assessment activities, process, and results. A template is used in order for the institution to have a common format. The two main components are:
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes - Document the assessment tools used to measure each of your student learning outcomes and the results of the assessment.
Curriculum or Program Changes - List curriculum or program changes resulting from your assessment.
If your program is externally accredited, you are required to submit copies of all formal communications, interim reports, and the self study report to the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Programs. If your documentation is up to date, and your program is in good standing with the accreditation body, you are exempt from the campus program review, including the submission of the Assessment Report.