Important Dates for Assessment Reports
February 28, 2020 – Annual Assessments from Spring 2019-Fall 2019 due
May 6, 2020 – All Academic and Student Affairs Units – All Assessment Reports including Findings and Action Plans for 2020-2021 Academic Year
August 20 & 21, 2020 – WEAVE and Assessment Refresher Training
September 11, 2020 – All Academic and Student Affairs Units – All assessment plans entered or edited into WEAVE
April 1, 2021 – All Academic and Student Affairs Units – All data and evidence entered into WEAVE
May 5, 2021 – All Academic and Student Affairs Units – All Assessment Reports including Findings and Action Plans for 2021-2022 Academic Year
All Academic Affairs and Student Affairs areas must have at least one action plan for this year.
Student Learning is central to the mission of TCU. The assessment of our students’ learning is not only a source of evidence that demonstrates our effectiveness in achieving our mission; it is, more importantly, a process and a tool for improving student learning.
Assessment of student learning occurs at three interrelated levels:
- Institutional Assessment: a measure of the institution’s overall effectiveness in achieving its educational mission. See the TCU Institutional Priorities for more information.
- Departmental/Unit/Program Assessment: a process for measuring and improving the effectiveness of meeting student learning goals established for an academic program.
- Classroom Assessment: a technique an individual instructor applies to improve student learning in his or her classroom based on establishing learning goals and measuring achievement of learning.
Policy on Substantive Change
Texas Christian University welcomes the expansion of academic opportunities through the development of programs and/or courses offered to students. Substantive change is defined as a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution. TCU must report intended substantive changes to its major accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and obtain approval prior to the implementation of the program. The following procedure must be followed:
Approval by appropriate department/unit
- Approval by appropriate dean/college curriculum committee
- Approval from the Undergraduate or Graduate Council
- Approval from the University Council
- Submission to the Office for Institutional Effectiveness for Provost approval and reporting to SACSCOC
Depending on the nature of the change, it must be report to SACSCOC as “notification” and/or for “approval” in a timely manner. All submissions must be coordinated by the Office for Institutional Effectiveness.