Outcomes and Results

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Outcomes and Results

Learning Outcomes=Supporting Enhanced Effectiveness in Your Chosen Industry, Organization and Profession

Learning outcomes are devised to direct students to focus on the knowledge and skills that are required to pursue management and leadership positions in their chosen fields.

University of the Rockies surveyed its Alumni graduates in 2014 to find out how they assess their education and what they gained from their experience. The survey population included on-line and ground students who graduated from 2007-2014.

According to the survey, 78% of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with their overall experience at University of the Rockies

Survey item: "My University of the Rockies program improved my ability in..."

Explore issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion – 80%

Communicate effectively in written and oral form – 84%

Identify, assess and manage emotions of oneself and others – 79%

Engage in ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge – 82%

Assessment and Results Overview

The University of the Rockies tracks academic achievement by monitoring learning outcome data from assessments embedded within courses from each program. Learning outcome data is further compared with examination results, student status for graduation, student satisfaction survey results in each program, and a 360° Assessment Review that is published in the annual Institutional Assessment and Academic Quality Report (open the report here).

Summary Findings: 84% of students scored 4 or above in course-based assignments in 2013-14.

Summary Table: Master’s Degree Program Outcomes (2013–2014 and Q1 2015)

The five primary measures University of the Rockies uses to determine that students are "On Course to Graduate" within the 360° Assessment are (a) Critical Thinking, (b) Communication – Writing and Organization, (c) Course Learning Outcomes 1 to 5 combined, (d) Comprehensive Examination pass rates, and (e) percentage on students On-Track to Graduate.
Summary Table: Doctoral Degree Program Outcomes (2013–2014 and Q1 2015)


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