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Student Outcomes Assessment Plan: SOAPs

Fresno State SOAP Template

A common SOAP Template has been adopted and must be used by all Departments/Programs at Fresno State. This new template has been slightly revised and now corresponds more closely to the CSU Chancellor's Office template as of 2019. After you have typed in, or made revisions to, all required information — such as your mission statement, outcomes, etc. — please delete all instructions and unnecessary text from the document before saving the file to your hard drive. If you have any questions about the required elements, you can access a document with a description of each of the required SOAP elements by clicking here. If you have any additional questions about revising your SOAP or are having difficulty using the template, please contact the Director of Assessment, Dr. Melissa Jordine ( Each time you revise or update your SOAP, please send the new version to Dr. Jordine as soon as possible so that the current version can be posted on the OIE website. 

Examples of SOAPs:

Africana Studies SOAP

 Africana Studies B.A. SOAP

All SOAPs can be accessed and reviewed by using the links on the left to go the page for each College or School at Fresno State.

Faculty and SOAP Policy

This policy was approved by the Academic Senate in March of 2000.

Program Review Policy (updated 2006)

Assessment of learning outcomes is an increasingly important part of Program Review. For more information, see the Academic Program Review section of the OIE website.