Current Assessment Activities
The UULOs are assessed through General Education assessment reports, two student surveys, and via examination of program-level assessment reports.
General Education Assessment Reports
General Education assessment reports and plans are collected from First Year Seminar coordinators and from Gen Ed Core coordinators annually.
Learning Outcomes Survey
The Learning Outcomes Survey (LOS) is administered to students enrolled in First-Year Seminars (FYS) each fall semester. The purpose of the Learning Outcomes Survey is to measure student perceptions of various aspects related to their academic experiences at UNLV and in their First Year Seminar courses. For the purposes of institutional UULO assessment, items related to students’ perceived UULO attainment are analyzed and tracked over time.
UNLV Graduating Senior Exit Survey
The UNLV Graduating Senior Exit Survey is administered each year by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. The VPAP surveys UNLV seniors as they file their applications for graduation each semester. Students are asked to report the extent to which they agree they have made progress towards reaching a broad range of academic goals during their time at UNLV. For the purposes of institutional UULO assessment, items related to students’ perceived UULO attainment are analyzed and tracked over time.
Program-Level Assessment Reports
Program-level Assessment Reports are collected annually by the Office of Academic Assessment. These reports cover all assessment activities within each program. Program faculty are asked to assess at least one UULO or GLO per year and report their findings. Each year in Academic Assessment Committee meetings, program-level reports are read by committee members and UULO assessment information is extracted and input into a Qualtrics form. The Office of Academic Assessment compiles the extracted information and creates a report that summarizes UULO assessments across campus.
Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, program-level assessment reports will be analyzed to extract information about GLOs in addition to the UULO activity listed above.