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:
- discipline-specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors
- critical thinking
The expectation is that each program will assess those student
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.
Arts and Humanities
College of Business
College of Education and Human Performance
of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Health and Public Affairs
College of Nursing
of Hospitality Management
Please contact OEAS for more assistance:
Patrice Lancey, Assistant Vice President
Divya Bhati, Director
Please follow the links listed for more information.