ACADEMICS

Assessment

Teaching, Learning, and Academic Assessment

 

Welcome to the CIIS Teaching, Learning and Assessment website

 

This site provides information about teaching, learning, and assessment at CIIS and resources for programs to develop learning outcomes and assessment processes. When the first phase of the project is complete, students, faculty, and others will be able to find the learning outcomes and assessment plans and processes in place for all academic programs. As this is a work-in-progress, your comments and suggestions are most welcome. The value of all assessment resides in the quality of discussions it inspires and you are an important part of that process.

 


 

THE LOOP

 

NEWSLETTER FOR TEACHING, LEARNING, AND ASSESSMENT AT CIIS

The Loop, April, 2013

 


 

ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES

 

Our guidelines for assessment at CIIS reflect the following values and commitments:

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • are organized around a few key  overarching learning goals that are grounded in the mission and vision of each program
  • are broad enough to encompass the essential domains of skill, knowledge and personal transformation expected in the degree and narrow enough to be practical and assessable in student work
  • are expressed in specific verbs that reflect the high-level learning expected for each degree (e.g., "Graduates will be able to....apply, synthesize, create, present, evaluate, critique, design, assess...)

Detailed SLO Guidelines >>

Curricular Maps

  • indicate in a table form where each goal or learning outcome is being addressed in the curriculum
  • are easy to interpret and include only the necessary level of detail

Detailed Curricular Map Guidelines >>

Assessment Processes

  • encompass systematic review of all SLOs within each cycle of program review (7 years).
  • are practical, meaningful and generate "actionable" knowledge for the improvement of student learning
  • include attention to best practices (inter-rater reliability, embedded assessment, norming to local and national communities-of-practice)
  • are aligned with the needs of multiple constituencies to support continuous improvement at all levels (students, faculty, curriculum, institution).

Detailed Guidelines for Assessment Processes >>

Other Assessment Resources >>

 


 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

School of Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor's Completion Program

School or Professional Psychology and Health

Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Integrative Health Studies (MA)

Masters in Counseling Psychology

Community Mental Health

Drama Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Integral Counseling Psychology

Somatic Psychology

School of Consciousness and Transformation

Anthropology and Social Change

MA
PhD

East-West Psychology

MA
PhD
Certificate

Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts (MFA)

Writing and Consciousness (MFA)

Philosophy and Religion

Ecology, Spirituality, and religion

MA
PhD

Asian and Comparative Studies

MA
Phd

Philosophy, Cosmology, and Religion

MA
PhD

Women's Spirituality

MA
PhD

Transformative Leadership MA

Transformative Studies PhD

 


 

GRADUATION, RETENTION, AND TIME-TO-DEGREE

 

Undergraduate

Graduate