Academic Support and Services
Examination and Assessment

To evaluate, document and enhance the program’s effectiveness, the LMU-DCOM Department of Academic Services is directing, managing and facilitating a broad range of examination and assessment initiatives.  Organized around the seven core competencies, extensive data is being collected on student learning outcomes that are continually compared against the program’s objectives. At the same time, formative data is gathered about all educational activities, processes and facilities to support the faculty and administration’s efforts to develop and improve the program.  LMU-DCOM’s assessment plan employs a mixed methodological approach incorporating both quantitative and qualitative techniques.

The Office of Examination Services assist faculty with the development, administration and posting of written exams.

Educational Development and Assessment

The Office of Academic Assessment assist officeholders, committees, faculty and staff collect and report survey findings to improve and enhance instruction, testing, access to resources and student life.  Throughout the academic year, surveys and discussion groups are conducted in order to collect data necessary to make informed decisions.
The following methods are used to collect data:

  1. Start of Program Survey
  2. Special Topic Surveys
  3. End of Course/System Surveys (includes instructor surveys)
  4. Periodic Focus Groups
  5. Advising Survey
  6. Exam Item Analysis
  7. At Risk Student Analysis
  8. Final Course/System Student Performance Analysis
  9. Rotation-Site Survey
  10. Core Rotation Surveys
  11. End-of-Program Survey
  12. Graduation Focus Groups
  13. Graduation Program Survey

Outcomes Assessment Chart (Revised January 2012)