Assessment resources for courses and programs (ILO4)
Institutional Learning Outcome 4: Specialized Knowledge
CSUMB graduates apply knowledge, theories, methods, and practices in a chosen field of study to address real-world challenges and opportunities.
ILO4 consists of each program's major learning outcomes (MLOs) that are assessed during annual outcomes assessments that inform program review and program improvement plans (PIPs). CSUMB degree programs can use the resources below to help plan course- and program-level assessment projects. Upon request, TLA is available to consult with programs on designing, implementing, and/or responding to assessment results.
Assessment philosophy: For information about CSUMB's assessment philosophy and assessment of ILO1 (Intellectual Skills), see Supporting Student Achievement of the Intellectual Skills at CSUMB.
Course-level assessment (CSUMB community only)
Learning Assessment Techniques (LATs)
- Overview of Learning Assessment Techniques (LATs)
- Implementing LATs
- Learning Assessment Techniques by Barkeley and Major (CSUMB ebook)
Program-level assessment (CSUMB community only)
On request, TLA can facilitate sessions on assessment topics for course instructors, programs, or departments.
- Understanding Assessment
- Creating SMARRT Learning Outcomes
- Creating and Using Curriculum Maps
- Creating Authentic Signature Assignments
Other assessment support resources (CSUMB community only)Assessment support website (CSUMB only)
This website contains additional resources for assessing student achievement of learning outcomes in curricular and co-curricular contexts.
Recommended readings for understanding the national assessment context and how assessment supports student achievement at CSUMB.
- AAHE Principles of Good Practice: Aging Nicely by Hutchings, Ewell, and Banta
- Towards and Improvement Paradigm for Academic Quality by Roscoe
- The VALUE of Learning: Meaningful Assessment on the Rise by Rhodes
- Charting the Future of US Higher Education: A Look at the Spellings Report Ten Years Later by Nueman
- Assessment and Academic Freedom: In Concert, not Conflict by Cain