Assessment and Evaluation
The Office of Living-Learning and Roadmap Programs engages in a number of assessment and evaluation methods to measure program effectiveness and learning outcomes.
Sophomore Scholars in Residence
For the 2008 reaffirmation of accreditation process, the University submitted a QEP for a new living-learning program designed for sophomores—Sophomore Scholars-in-Residence (SSIR). The University's QEP was approved by SACSCOC and began in 2009-10 (with an initial pilot in 2008-09). In 2014, the University submitted a QEP Impact Report documenting the successful implementation of the program. This report was approved by SACSCOC.
- Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the SSIR program (December 2007)
- QEP Presentation to SACSCOC On-Site Committee (February 2008)
- QEP Impact Report (March 2014)
The Sophomore Scholars in Residence program measures six learning outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding within the themed discipline
- Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply knowledge and techniques to solve problems critically and to create a mode of inquiry
- Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with faculty, peers, and other professionals
- Students will demonstrate the capacity for self-reflection and self-awareness that can lead to greater independence and personal self direction
- Students will demonstrate the ability to interact with peers and engage them in the process of learning as part of a team approach
- Students will demonstrate respect for others, honesty, a consistently good work ethic, positive attitude, full participation and responsibility in the education process as well as in the living community