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Self evaluation Workshop

Program evaluation is a judgment of the overall value of a program based on evidence of a program's progress toward attaining its goals. A program should be evaluated relative to the 12 CDIO Standards. Evidence of overall program value can be collected with course evaluations, instructor reflections, entry and exit interviews, reports of external reviewers, and follow-up studies with graduates and employers. The evidence can be regularly reported back to instructors, students, program administrators, alumni, and other key stakeholders. This feedback forms the basis of decisions about the program and its plans for continuous improvement.

A key function of program evaluation is to determine the program's effectiveness and efficiency in reaching its intended goals. Evidence collected during the program evaluation process also serves as the basis of continuous program improvement. For example, if in an exit interview, a majority of students reported that they were not able to meet some specific learning outcome, a plan could be initiated to identify root causes and implement changes. Moreover, many external evaluators and accreditation bodies require regular and consistent program evaluation.

During the workshop, evaluate one of your programs, using:

  • The CDIO Standards v 2.0 CDIO
  • Self-Evaluation Template for the various standards

What are your strengths and weaknesses of your programs with respect to the CDIO Standards?

  • Identify some early successes
  • Generate buy-in from faculty
  • Be ready to assess changes
  • Identify resources needed before you embark on large changes -- especially for design-implement experiences

Animators: Juha Kontio (TUAS) & Peter Gray (USNA-ret.)