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Lesson 2: Key Concepts


"The major field [is] a set of courses and experiences intended to give students a specialized base of knowledge in an academic or collegiate career study." (Stark & Lattuca, p. 158)

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes are what students should know and be able to do as a graduate of a program. These intended results guide the selection of assessment methodologies. (Palomba & Banta, pp. 26-27).

Program Assessment

"Program assessment is the measurement of collective student (e.g., graduate) outcomes, not individual outcomes. The focus is on the performance of the unit (program/curriculum), not on the performance of the individual student." (

Lessons: Index, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, References

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