Academic Learning Compacts

In recent years, there has been increased emphasis on the identification and assessment of core student learning outcomes in higher education. The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) has articulated the importance of student learning and achievement in its strategic planning and accountability processes. Simultaneously, the Board has placed more emphasis on institutional accountability while permitting campus-level decisions about implementation details. The Board of Governors has mandated that all baccalaureate programs in the State of Florida public universities develop Academic Learning Compacts (ALCs) that are student learning outcomes in three areas:

The expectation is that each program will assess those student learning outcomes.

At UCF, the BOG mandate is met by incorporating the Academic Learning Compacts (ALCs) into the existing assessment process. UCF’s assessment efforts measure and document student learning outcomes, a process that ensures continuous program improvement. Including ALCs in this process has required many programs to increase the number of student learning outcomes included in their IE assessment plans to 8-12 outcomes, and to better define and measure student learning outcomes.

As of December 30, 2005, all baccalaureate programs have Academic Learning Compacts available to students and prospective students. To read the Academic Learning Compacts for a particular baccalaureate program, please select the "Academic Learning Compacts for Students" link on this page. Then select the college and program of interest to you.

College of Arts and Humanities

Architecture BDes
Art BA
Digital Media BA
English BA
Film BA
Film BFA
French BA
History BA
Humanities and Cultural Studies BA
Latin American Studies BA
Music BA
Music Education BME
Music Performance BM
Philosophy BA
Photography BS
Religion and Cultural Studies BA
Spanish BA
Theatre - Acting BFA
Theatre - Design and Technology BFA
Theatre - Musical Theatre BFA
Theatre - Stage Management BFA
Theatre Studies BA
Writing and Rhetoric BA

College of Business Administration

Accounting BSBA
Business Economics BSBA
Economics BS
Finance BSBA
Integrated Business BSBA
Management BSBA
Marketing BSBA
Real Estate BSBA

College of Community Innovation and Education

Criminal Justice BS/BA
Early Childhood Development and Education BS
Elementary Education BS
Exceptional Student Education BS
Health Informatics and Information Management BS
Health Services Administration BS
Legal Studies BS/BA
Nonprofit Management BSBA
Public Administration BA/BS
Secondary Education BS
Teacher Education BS
Technical Education and Industry Training BS

College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Aerospace Engineering BSAsE
Civil Engineering BSCE
Computer Engineering BSCpE
Computer Science BS
Construction Engineering BS
Electrical Engineering BSEE
Environmental Engineering BSEnvE
Industrial Engineering BSIE
Information Technology BS
Mechanical Engineering BSME
Photonic Science and Engineering BSPSE (joint program with the College of Optics and Photonics)

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Athletic Training BS
Communication Sciences and Disorders BS/BA
Health Sciences BS
Social Work BSW
Sport and Exercise Science BS

College of Medicine

Biomedical Sciences BS
Biotechnology BS
Medical Laboratory Sciences BS

College of Nursing

Nursing BSN

College of Sciences

Actuarial Science BS
Advertising/Public Relations BA
Anthropology BA
Biology BS
Chemistry BS
Communication and Conflict BA
Forensic Science BS
Human Communication BA
International and Global Studies BA
Journalism BA
Mathematics BS
Physics BSBA
Political Science BA
Psychology BS
Radio and Television BA
Social Sciences BS
Sociology BA
Statistics BS

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Entertainment Management BS
Event Management BS
Hospitality Management BS
Restaurant and Foodservice Management BS

College of Undergraduate Studies

Applied Science BAS
Environmental Studies BS
Interdisciplinary Studies BS/BA

Related Links

ALC Guidelines
ALC Direct Measures
Sample Academic Learning Compacts


BOG Directive
Academic Handbook
Program Assessment ALCs Presentation