By developing course outcomes or objectives, institutions can structure a baseline for the instruction of each of their offered courses. This baseline opens the dialogue among all stakeholders, students, faculty, and administrators, to develop meaningful curricula and plans of study. Additionally, outcomes based assessment provides a platform for:
- Context of student learning in pre-requisite and curricular courses.
- Networking with multi-disciplinary instructors to facilitate research activities.
- Options for students to develop career specific degree programs.
- Academic freedom, by structuring goals for courses, but not specifying means for instruction.
Our web-based assessment management solution, AEFIS, organizes outcomes as they relate to course sections, courses, programs, departments, units and institutions to automate processes for measuring and reporting on student outcomes performance.