ISLO Assessment Process

Step 1: Preparation

Office of Assessment & Institutional Research (A&IR) creates ISLO rubric forms for senior thesis readers each Fall and Spring.

Step 2: Communication

The Dean of Faculty (DOF) Office communicates with faculty about the assessment process, including reminders. A&IR sends ISLO rubrics by email to any Scripps faculty serving as a senior thesis reader for a graduating Scripps student.

Step 3: Assessment

Senior thesis readers review student theses and complete rubric forms for any Scripps student they are a thesis reader for regardless of the department the student is in.

Step 4: Reflection and Integration

A&IR processes Fall and Spring ISLO rubric results and creates yearly summary reports. The report is shared with senior staff and integrated into decision-making context. The process concludes and begins again the next year.

Note: The ISLO assessment process is primarily focused on senior theses and occurs semesterly based on that semester’s graduates. The Faculty Assessment Committee reviews the ISLOs and their assessment tools as needed. From 2014-2015 the above process has been used to assess ISLO1, ISLO2, and information literacy. ISLO3, ISLO4, & ISLO5 are assessed at the academic departmental level and ISLO6 & ISLO7 through Student Affairs departments.