SOAPs (Student Outcomes Assessment Plan)


One element required in the SOAP is a timeline that indicates when each assessment measure will be carried out. The timeline should be organized by academic year 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and every measure to be carried out in a given year should be listed. Departments should create timelines for five to seven year periods at a time in order to be sure that they assess all of their student learning outcomes within this time frame. If a department indicates that a measure will be carried out in a given year and due to extenuating circumstances needs to assess a different measure, the department can just note this in their assessment report.