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Action Plan for Improvement
Action plans are statements that indicate the specific changes that a given area plans to implement in the next assessment cycle based on the analysis of finding.
Some areas to consider during the development of an action plan include:
- Program policies, practices and procedures:
- Should criteria for admission to the program be re-evaluated?
- Is there a need to enhance student support services such as advising and counseling?
- Are assessment tools appropriate for measuring student learning? Are these tools being used consistently from one instructor to the next?
- Curriculum revisions:
- Is the delivery mode of a course adequate?
- Are there new professional standards that need to be incorporated into the curriculum?
- Are there particular outcomes that need more or less attention within the curriculum? Check your curriculum map.
- Learning opportunities:
- Is there a need for more student-faculty contact?
- Is active learning taking place in the classroom?
- Do students receive prompt feedback on performance throughout the curriculum?
- Are students aware of the program’s expectations?
- Is there a need for faculty development? i.e. to learn new or different instructional methods.
- Is there a need to collaborate with faculty across programs, divisions, or the college?
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