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2012-2013 DePaul University Learning Goals and
Learning Outcomes Assessment Results

Assessment data is based on 2012-2013 annual assessment reports. While TLA collected
assessment reports from 363 programs in 11 colleges and schools, the assessment data
presented is based on the 59 programs in the 9 colleges/schools that included information
about the number of students who achieved the learning outcomes they assessed in 2012-
2013. Students achieved a particular outcome when faculty reported acceptable or better
performance for that outcome. The total number of students assessed in the reports was
approximately 7,525. However, this number is likely inflated because some individual students
may have been reported in the assessment of multiple learning outcomes.

Data Sources for University Learning Goals and Outcomes Assessed
All reported information is based on aggregate data from the 59 annual assessment reports
that included the number of students who achieved acceptable or better performance on the
reported leaning outcomes. See Appendix A for a list of the programs assessment reports that
were included in the analyses.
College/School Number of Programs
The Theatre School 1
College of Computing and Digital Media 24
College of Education 2
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 16
College of Science and Health 6
Liberal Studies Program 5
School for New Learning 1
School of Music 3
College of Law 1
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Assessed Learning Outcomes by Institutional Learning Goals
In 2012-2013 assessment reports assessed learning outcomes that aligned with all 6 of DePauls
institutional student learning goals. Please note that one program learning outcome may align
with multiple institutional learning goals.


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Results of Assessment
The results of assessment are based on the number of students who faculty reported achieved
an acceptable or better performance on each of the learning outcomes assessed.
All Institutional Learning Goals




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Goal 1: Mastery of Content Goal 2: Intellectual & Creative Skills
Goal 3: Personal and Social Responsibility Goal 4: Intercultural & Global Understanding
Goal 5: Integration of Learning Goal 6: Preparation for Career & Beyond
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DePaul University Learning Goal 1











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Outcome 1: General knowledge
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Learning Goal 2: Intellectual and Creative Skills
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Outcome 1: Access, analyze & evaluate information from multiple sources
Outcome 2: Solve quantitative problems
Outcome 3: Create & support arguments using a variety of approaches
Outcome 4: Use existing knowledge to generate and synthesize ideas in original ways
Outcome 5: Communicate clearly in speech and writing
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DePaul University Learning Goal 3



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Learning Goal 3: Personal and Social Responsibility
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Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Articulate beliefs & convictions about what it means to be human & create a just
society
Outcome 2: Articulate what is entailed in becoming a self-directed ethical decision-maker & living
a life of personal integrity
Outcome 3: Evaluate ethical issues from multiple perspectives & employ those considerations to
chart coherent & justifiable courses of action
Outcome 4: Benefit communities through socially responsible engagement & leadership
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DePaul University Learning Goal 4









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Learning Goal 4: Intercultural and Global Understanding
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Outcome 1: Respect for & learning from perspectives of others different from ourselves
Outcome 2: Knowledge of global interconnectedness & interdependencies
Outcome 3: Knowledge to become a steward of global resources for a sustainable future
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Learning Outcome
Outcome 1: Relate learning to multiple fields & realms of experiences
Outcome 2: Make connections among ideas & experiences to synthesize & transfer to daily
practice
Outcome 3: Design, develop, & execute a significant intellectual project
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Learning Outcome 6: Preparation for Career and Beyond
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Learning Outcome
Outcome 1: Set goals for future that are the result of realistic self-appraisal & reflection
Outcome 2: Articulate skills & knowledge & represent themselves to external audiences
Outcome 3: Work towards goals independently & in collaboration with others
Outcome 4: Employ technology to create, communicate, & synthesize ideas
Outcome 5: Set priorities & allocate resources
Outcome 6: Apply strategies for a practice of lifelong learning
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Appendix A: Programs that Submitted Results by School or College
The Theatre School

Design/Technical Department

College of Computing and Digital Media Programs

BA Animation
BS Animation
MA Animation
MFA Animation

MS Business Information Technology
MFA Cinema
MA Cinema Production
MS Computational Finance
MS Computer Information Network Security
BS Computer Science and Math (Joint Degree)
MS Computer Science
BA Digital Cinema
BS Digital Cinema
MS E-Commerce Technology
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MS Game Development
BFA Graphic Design
MS Human Computer Interaction
BS Information Assurance & Security Engineering
BS Information Technology
BS Interactive Social Media
MS Network Engineering & Management
BS Network Technologies
MS Predictive Analytics
MS Software Engineering

College of Education Programs

Counseling & Special Ed/ School Counseling
Leadership, Language, and Curriculum Educational Leadership

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Programs

Anthropology
Catholic Studies
Art, Media, & Design
MA English
History
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History of Architecture and Art
Honors Program
International Studies
Islamic World Studies
Modern Languages
Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Masters in Public Health (MPH)
Masters in Social Work (MSW)
Women and Gender Studies

College of Science and Health Programs

Biological Sciences
Environmental Science
Health Sciences
School of Nursing
MS Science Education
Psychology

Liberal Studies Programs

Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy (QRTL)
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LSP Capstone Committee
Chicago Quarter
Focal Point Committee
Junior Year Experiential Learning (JYEL)

School for New Learning Programs

MA in Educating Adults (MAEA)

School of Music Program

Jazz Studies
Performance
Composition

College of Law

Law