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Graduate Assurance of Learning Update: May 2009. Matthew A. Edwards Co-Chair , Graduate Assurance of Learning Committee Zicklin School of Business Baruch College (CUNY). Definition of student learning goals and objectives; Alignment of curricula with the adopted goals;

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Graduate Assurance of Learning Update: May 2009

Matthew A. EdwardsCo-Chair, Graduate Assurance of Learning CommitteeZicklin School of BusinessBaruch College (CUNY)

  • Definition of student learning goals and objectives;

  • Alignment of curricula with the adopted goals;

  • Identification of instruments and measures to assess learning;

  • Collection, analyzing, and dissemination of assessment information; and

  • Using assessment information for continuous improvement including documentation that the assessment process is being carried out in a systematic, ongoing basis.

AACSB Assessment Standards

According the AACSB, the outcomes assessment process should include:

AACSB Assessment Translated into Plain Language

  • What will our students learn in our program? What are our expectations?

  • How will they learn it?

  • How will we know they have learned it or not?

  • What will we do if they have not learned it?

Source: AACSB Assurance of Learning Standards:

An Interpretation, White Paper, (November 20, 2007).

Zicklin Assessment: Key Points

  • We are assessing programs not courses, students or professors.

  • Assessment must be a faculty-driven process.

  • The objective is to set up a system that enables continuous curricular and programmaticimprovement.

  • The Zicklin School of Business has adopted eight common educational aims for its MBA Programs:

    • Communication (Written and Oral)

    • Information and Technology Literacy

    • Ethical Awareness

    • Global Awareness

    • Quantitative Analysis

    • Teamwork and Leadership

    • Knowledge Integration; and

    • Intellectual Competence in a Field of Study

MBA Programs: Common Educational Aims

  • Oral Communication: CIS 9000; MKT 9703.

  • Written Communication: BUS 9100.

  • Information Literacy: ECO 9708 & 9709; MKT 9703.

  • Technology Literacy: CIS 9000.

  • Ethical Awareness: BUS 9100.

  • Global Awareness: BUS 9200.

  • Quantitative Analysis: FIN 9770.

  • Knowledge Integration: BUS 9200.

Assessments Conducted During the 2008-2009 Academic Year

During the fall 2009, we plan on conducting assessments on the following learning goals:

  • Technology Literacy 2.1: Students should “demonstrate the ability to use information technology to solve business problems.”

  • Technology Literacy 2.2: Students should “understand the role of information technology in organizational decision making and strategy.”

  • Global Awareness

Fall 2009 Assessments

Zicklin MBA & MS Assessment: Challenges Ahead

  • Increasing assessment efficiency— minimizing costs and burdens on faculty and administrators.

  • All MBA Majors and all MS and Executive Programs will need to be assessed.

  • The objective is to set up a system that enables and demonstrates continuous improvement in all of our programs.

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