Assessment Plans

Assessment Plan Process and Management

Assessment Plans

The assessment plans are stored in the Blackboard Content System. CMAC chairs have write access and it is recommended that they install the Blackboard Drive application to enable easy editing and publishing of the files directly to the central repository.

The actual plan documents are stored in the Blackboard Content System area for the SCOB Curriculum Development and Assessment organization (ID: D01-SCOB-Gilbert). There is a single folder, Assessment Plans. Within this folder, there are subfolders for undergraduate and graduate. There should be no further subfolders by program. Each current assessment plan should be stored as a Word document (docx) inside these folders.

Direct folder link (Blackboard logon required): https://troy.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/orgs/D01-SCOB-Gilbert/Assessment%20Plans

Rubric files are also stored there. These rubric files will only be for reference, the actual assessment will take place in Blackboard and will use Blackboard Learn or Blackboard Outcomes rubrics.

Assessment Plan Archive

Archived assessment plans (i.e. for previous academic years) will be located in subfolders by academic year. There should always only be one version of each year's assessment plan per program. The SCOB Director of IT and Director of Assessment will manage the archived versions and will manage access controls to the current versions of the plans to ensure that the proper individuals have write access.

Not good (example drawn from actual file names)

  • MSHRM Assessment Plan (10162013).docx
  • MSHRM Assessment Plan - revised October.docx
  • MSHRM Assessment Plan 2013-2014.docx

Good

  • MSHRM Assessment Plan.docx

It is clear to see that the former structure does not allow for understanding which the current version is.

Thus, eventually, the folder structure will look like this:

  • Assessment Plans
    • 2013-2014
      • Graduate
        (these files will be the files of record to refer back to a specific year's assessment plan - these files no longer change and should only be linked to in rare circumstances and only when it's absolutely clear from the link that this refers to an archived version)
        • MBAi Assessment Plan.docx
        • ...
      • Undergraduate
        • Economics Assessment Plan.docx
        • ...
    • 2014-2015
      • Graduate
        • M.Acc Assessment Plan.docx
        • ...
      • Undergraduate
        • Economics Assessment Plan.docx
    • Graduate
      (these will be all the current versions - links in other areas should probably refer to these files and these files will never be removed, they will just be updated from year to year)
      • EMBA Assessment Plan.docx
      • MBA Assessment Plan.docx
      • MSHRM Assessment Plan.docx
      • MSM Assessment Plan.docx
      • ...
    • Undergraduate
      • Account Assessment Plans.docx
      • Global Business Assessment Plan.docx
      • ...
Last Updated: 3/26/2015