Category Archives: 3. Closing the Loop on Programmatic Student Learning Assessment

Discussion Panel 3: Closing the Loop on Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Discussants are Duncan RyanMann, Bridget Nettleton and Roz Rufer

Jim Savitt is moderating the session.

This is the third of our three panel discussions related to the presentations recorded prior to the conference.  Presentations in this area focus on activities that AOS groups programs have undertaken or are developing to learn from and use findings from assessment, or on activities or learning design that will or supports effective assessment of student learning outcomes.  The three prerecorded sessions for this discussion are:

 BM&E and “Closing the Loop” on Assessment

Lessons Learned from the Accreditation Journey

Closing the Loop as Part of the MBA Accreditation and Assessment

Contained within the post for each of these sessions is a recording that we hope you will view prior to the discussion period.   Click on the link within the post to access the recording.  Please send your questions for the panel to

BM&E and ÔÇ£Closing the LoopÔÇØ in Assessment

Panel:  Leslie Ellis; Roselyn Dow; Duncan RyanMann

In the spring of 2011 the BM&E Area of Study engaged in an Assessment in the Major and an Area of Study Review.  The data generated from these two assessment activities were analyzed by CPIE and the data and analysis appears in two reports.  The BM&E Area of Study is currently exploring ways to “close the loop” and take insights from these assessment activities and apply them to our work with students.  A group from the BM&E Area of Study will participate in a retreat in early December to move this effort forward.  This session and discussion will focus on some of the challenges and opportunities this process poses for faculty.

Link to prerecorded presentation: BM&E and “Closing the Loop” in Assessment

Lessons Learned From The Accreditation Journey

Presented by:  Kim Balko, Bridget Nettleton, Teresa Smith

All of us in higher education are faced with the possibility of engaging in programmatic assessment. For the nursing program the specialized accrediting body is the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or CCNE.  The program participated in writing the self-study document and the on-site visit in 2009 and 2010 and received full accreditation.  This presentation will review lessons learned from engaging in programmatic assessment.

Link to prerecorded Elluminate Session:   Lessons Learned From The Accreditation Journey

Closing the loop as Part of the MBA Accreditation and Assessment

Presenters: Roz Rufer and Alan Belasen

As part of the accreditation for the MBA, we wanted to measure student learning as value-added outcomes.  Our research design included testing inbound and outbound cohorts with a single instrument.  As part of the process for continuing improvement, we assessed the validity of our instrument.  This presentation discusses our process.

Link to prerecorded Elluminate session:  Closing the loop as Part of the MBA Accreditation and Assessment.