Enhancing curriculum and delivery: linking assessment to learning objectives

February 2008

Source: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 33, Iss. 1;  Feb 2008, pg. 87.

Typical university-wide course evaluations do not provide instructors with sufficient information on the effectiveness of their courses. This article describes a course assessment and enhancement model where student feedback can be used to improve courses and/or programs.

The model employs an assessment tool that measures student perceptions of importance and their current competence in course-specific learning objectives both pre- and post-course. Information gained from this assessment enables course improvement over time and also allows for modification in delivery and/or content of the current course.

This model is intended to augment traditional course evaluation mechanisms based on specific and actionable feedback on learning objectives.

Updated: Jan. 14, 2008