Instructions for Completing the Administrative Assessment
Step 1: Identify the
Departmental/Office Mission Statement. Articulate the broad mission
and describe how it relates to the mission of the division and/or
Step 2: Clearly State the Goals or
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) of Department/Unit. Goals and SLOs
are declarations of the end results you hoped to accomplish. They
are more focused than the mission statement. Departmental goals
should be specific, measureable, and results-oriented. SLOs should
revolve around what students should know, do, and value. In the
table, first list 4-6 goals/SLOs that were assessed this year.
Additional goals/SLOs that were assessed during previous year
should be listed after this year's assessment goals/SLOs.
Step 3: Define the Annual Performance
Objectives (APOs) for Each Goal/SLO. APOs describe the specific,
actionable, and measurable things that your office did to achieve
its goals/SLOs. Often times APOs are not office functions, but
describe how you better served your constituents. There will
probably be multiple APOs per goal/SLO. The APOs will likely change
from year to year.
Step 4: Describe the Assessment Methods. How, when, and where
did you assess or evaluate your APOs either quantitatively or
qualitatively? Your office should develop assessment procedures to
appropriately evaluate each APO. This section should describe the
assessment methods that were used to gather information and to
measure the APOs, such as surveys, focus groups, or internally
collected data. It helps to develop an annual calendar for when to
implement these assessment measures and analyze the results.
Step 5: Report Your Results. What were the actual results of the
assessment? What did you learn, good or bad? How did you perform in
meeting the APOs?
Step 6: Share Improvements Identified or Made. What programmatic
changes were identified or made based upon reviewing the assessment
Step 7: List the Year this Goal/SLO was Assessed.