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Program assessment is an annual activity undertaken by all CBU academic programs/majors, the Library, and Student Services.  It is a systematic on-going process to collect evidence suitable for ascertaining to what degree a program/major is meetings its stated student learning outcomes (SLOs).  The focus is on student learning; can students graduating from the program/major demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the program/major's SLOS?  The collected assessment data and subsequent analysis provide a basis for evaluation, decision making, planning, and budgetings.  In addition, annual assessment is aggregated and included as an important element in the program/major's periodic (usually evey five years) program review. 
University Assessment Reports
Assessment Tracking & Reports
The above LINK opens the University Assessment Portfolio.  This portfolio is a LiveText document containing the current and previous Assessment Reports and numerous other links.
2012-2013 Overall Assessment Rubrics Report
2013-2014 Assessment Reports Rubric Summary
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Phil Martinez, M.A. 
Director of Assessment
CBU Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment
W.E. James Building Room 103
8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA  92504
951.343.4346
Understanding Assessment
Intro to Assessment (.pdf, 8393K)
Conceptualizing Assessment (.pdf, 112K)
Comparing Program and Classroom Assessment (.pdf, 71K)
Assessment Facts You Need to Know (.pdf, 316K)
Annual Assessment Process: Diagram (.pdf, 348K)
CBU Assessment: Three Basic Facets (.pdf, 310K)
Assessment Resources
Getting Started: Assessment Checklist (.pdf, 16K)
Writing Appropriate SLOs (.pdf, 57K)
Rubric for Writing SLOs (.pdf, 18K)
Assessment Methods (.pdf, 69K)
Analyzing SLO Data (.pdf, 132K)
Fall 2015 Assessment Newsletter (.pdf, 555K)
AAC&U Value Rubrics (.pdf, 770K)

The above file contains 15 different VALUE Rubrics from the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).  They can be used as "Means of Assessment."

WASC Resources
WASC Evidence Guide (.pdf, 202K)
2013 WASC Accreditation Handbook (.pdf, 984K)
Principles for Effective Assessment (.pdf, 115K)
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University Student Outcomes and the "Core 4"
Syllabus Template (.docx, 434K)

The document above has the CBU logo, "Live Your Purpose," and Core 4 color icons in a header that can be used as a syllabus template or other documentation.

"Core 4" Icons (.doc, 81K)

The document above has the "Core 4" color icons that can be copied into other documents.

USO and "Core 4" Alignment (.pdf, 303K)
USOs, "Core 4," WASC Core Competencies Matrix (.pdf, 310K)
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