Beyond measurement: Designing engineering outcomes to foster student achievement

Darryl Morrell, Chell Roberts, Robert Grondin, Chen Yuan Kuo, Robert Hinks, Mark Henderson, Thomas Sugar, Scott Danielson

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    This paper describes the design of a novel program-level assessment framework consisting of engineering student outcomes and associated developmental levels; this framework has been dramatically influenced by constituent input and the assessment structure and practices of Alverno College. The outcomes have been designed to explicitly address student development; each out-come has four associated developmental levels that describe student progress in achieving the outcome. The outcomes are designed to provide structure to the educational experience for both students and faculty, providing a common language that facilitates a focus on student achievement. To this end, the number of outcomes has been limited to eight and each outcome has a one or two word descriptive title. This paper describes the process used to develop the outcomes, the outcomes structure, and the initial experience of using the outcomes in the Fall 2005 semester.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
    StatePublished - 2006
    Event113th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, 2006 - Chicago, IL, United States
    Duration: Jun 18 2006Jun 21 2006


    Other113th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, 2006
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityChicago, IL

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering


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