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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:

  1. discipline-specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors
  2. communication
  3. critical thinking

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

College of Business Administration

College of Education and Human Performance

College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

College of Health and Public Affairs

College of Medicine

College of Nursing

College of Sciences

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Undergraduate Studies

Please contact OEAS for more assistance:
Patrice Lancey, Assistant Vice President
Divya Bhati, Director

Please follow the links listed for more information.

ALC Guidelines
ALC Direct Measures
Sample Academic Learning Compacts

BOG Directive
Academic Handbook
Program Assessment ALCS Presentation

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