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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

Graduate Assurance of Learning Update: May 2009

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

aacsb assessment standards

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
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
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.
mba programs common educational aims

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
assessments conducted during the 2008 2009 academic year

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
fall 2009 assessments

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
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.