Program Assessment

New Programs

Proposals for new programs and certificates must include:

  • program goals and program-level student learning outcome statements
  • a curriculum map that links outcomes to curricular and course experiences and requirements
  • an assessment timeline to map out the assessment projects for the next three biennial reporting cycles.

Proposal Process and Expectations

  1. Faculty developing a proposal must complete the New Program Assessment Plan, or the New Program Assessment Plan for CERTIFICATES, in consultation with the Assessment team who will provide support throughout the program proposal planning process.
  2. The completed Assessment Plan is reviewed by a subcommittee of Learning Outcomes Oversight Committee (LOOC) using a rubric scoring tool (New Program Assessment Plan Rubric) with a signed off plan and feedback returned to the department to be included in the final program proposal package and uploaded to Kuali as the Assessment Plan and curriculum map for the Faculty Senate. The Plan includes the map.

Please review the Faculty Senate website for their current and specific curriculum procedures. Chapter 8, Section 8.85.14 of the University Manual outlines the steps required in the new program development and approval process.

Note: If you are planning a new ONLINE program or certificate, please also reach out to URI Online.

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