Continuous Improvement of Program Outcomes through Assessing Student Demonstration of Workplace Competencies
Student-centered, learning-based educational systems place demands on institutions to provide evidence that students have achieved competency in defined program outcomes. Experiential learning environments provide a platform for students to demonstrate competency of program learning outcomes. Key actions that provide quantitative measures to assess competency of learning outcomes ensure the ability to assess changes in learning outcome competencies. Data collected from these assessments translate into achievement of the program outcomes. The ability to convert workplace competencies into curriculum strengths and deficiencies is valuable for continuous improvement of the program curricula. In this presentation, I will present my study how ISU has converted student and supervisor competency assessment surveys into quantitative measurements that is used to improve the program curricula.
The paper, "Continuous Improvement of Program Outcomes through Assessing Student Demonstration of Workplace Competencies" (Mark A. Laingen), as published in the Proceedings of the ATMAE 2012 Conference (2012 ATMAE Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, November 14–17, 2012), is a copyrighted publication of ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. This paper has been republished with the authorization of ATMAE, and may be accessed directly from the ATMAE website at http://atmae.org/index.php/conference-20#pastconfpaper.