Indirect sources of evidence provide information about a program through means other than looking at actual student work and can be helpful in quickly providing information which indicates something about a program or an outcome. Indirect measures are an option in program assessment.
- Alumni surveys
- Course evaluations
- Employer or supervisor evaluations*
- Enrollment in higher degree programs
- Focus groups
- Institutional/program research data
- Job placement
- One-on-one interviews
- Student surveys
- Syllabi analysis
- Transcript analysis
*Depending on the method of collection and analyses, these items may be used as direct evidence.