Use of Student Learning Evidence

Using assessment data, undergraduate degree programs at Hood College develop annual action plans to continue strengths and improve weaknesses.

View examples of how undergraduate programs have used student learning evidence to improve learning and enhance the achievement of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • The following programs created curriculum maps for the first time in 2022-2023: Accounting (B.A.), Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (B.A.), Biology (B.A.), Economics (B.A.), English (B.A.), Environmental Science and Policy (B.A.), Finance (B.A.), French (B.A.), Law and Criminal Justice (B.A.), Spanish: Iberian and Latin American Cultural Studies (B.A.), and Sustainability Studies (B.A.).
  • Biology (B.A.) and Law and Criminal Justice (B.A.) used a new data collection method that retrieved scores from the Blackboard gradebook. The new method allowed the programs to streamline data collection and analyze direct outcome results for the first time.
  • The Delaplaine School of Business encouraged students to participate in the SPIRES Symposium, which showcased student research at Hood, to improve performance on several related SLOs. Business Administration (B.A.) also reaffirmed their ACBSP reaccreditation, signifying a strong culture of assessment within the program.
  • The percentage of students that scored proficient or advanced on the Mathematics (B.A.) computation outcome (SLO 1) increased following the addition of a repeatable skills assessment in one course, which allowed the instructor to identify specific areas of weakness at multiple instances in the course. A similar assessment will be applied to other courses in future years.
  • After review from an outside expert, Global Studies (B.A.) and Political Science (B.A.) decided to simplify their assessment plans through the use of portfolios. The programs consolidated several outcomes to prepare for the new portfolio assessments, which will enhance student involvement and reflection.