- University Mission :
Arkansas Tech University, a state-supported institution of higher education, is dedicated
to nurturing scholastic development, integrity and professionalism. The university
offers a wide range of traditional and innovative programs which provide a solid educational
foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community of learners.
- Ozark Campus Mission :
Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus, in partnership with the community, will
provide a quality educational environment which will enable all students to learn
the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for them to become contributing members
in the workforce and in society.
- Ozark Campus - Program Educational Goals :
Program educational goals are broad statements that describe program career and professional
accomplishments. Each Career and Technical program on the Ozark Campus will prepare
students to meet the established goals embedded throughout each individual program
of study. Students completing a TC or AAS program of study will be able to demonstrate:
- The ability to contribute and function in a collaborative environment.
- The ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- The ability to communicate effectively.
- A recognition of the need for and ability to engage in life long learning.
- An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
- An ability to utilize and apply critical thinking skills.
- An ability to apply knowledge and skills required to function in a specific technical
- Ozark Campus Program Student Learning Outcomes :
Program Student Learning Outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students
are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to
the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire through the progression
of the program.
- Method of Assessment :
Program assessment is to be done by each department on a regular basis, Samples of
program student learning outcomes may be found on the software Program called Trac-Dat,
which is maintained by the Russellville campus. Other types of assessment are evaluated
on our campus and maintained by the Trac-Dat software. These type of assessments
include non academic assessments that effect student learning from every area of student
contact from Admissions to Facilities and maintenance. The results of these assessments
reported back to the Assessment Committee, and logged on Trac-Dat, and are used to
improve the quality of student learning for our students.
- Time line for Assessment :
Program assessment reports are to be completed annually by, August 1 reporting the
results from the preceding year. Each department head will enter the information into
Trac-Dat, keeping a copy in their department also.
Arkansas Tech University � Ozark Campus
Revised September 2009
Arkansas Tech University � Ozark Campus supports the belief that assessment is a tool
which utilizes data to evaluate student and program performance. Assessment on the
Ozark Campus will be used to enhance student learning through curricular, instructional,
and budgetary planning. The following is a timeline that the Ozark Campus follows
to evaluate the effectiveness of each of its programs. Program chairs are responsible
for the development and collection of data required to meet educational outcomes. The
assessment committee will monitor the assessment timeline and provide support and
expertise in the development of the program assessments.
Examples of Direct Measures which measure Educational Outcomes: Industry exam, program exit, pre and post test,
authentic assessment of student skills using rubric, internship evaluation of skill.
Examples of Indirect Measure which measure Educational Outcomes: Employer surveys, advisory board evaluations,
self reporting from students
Timeline of the Assessment Cycle: Closes the Loop to Program Assessment to help determine: professional development
activities, budget allocations, curriculum review or other changes to program based
on data information.
Yearly or ongoing
September � August Data collected to support Educational Objectives.
Current Plan Data reported to assessment committee from previous year using Program Assessment Form.
Column 3 Actual Results Obtained reported.
Column 4 Use of results for improvement reported.
New Plan developed based on direct measures and evaluation of data using Program Assessment
Column 1 Educational Objectives/Student Outcomes developed and reported.
Column 2 Measures to be used/criteria for success developed and reported.
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