The School of Management utilizes a highly innovative and comprehensive decision support system, the Goal Validation System (GVS), for the purpose of assessing and improving teaching and learning. The system, designed internally, features:
- A gateway through which all student learning measurable outcomes are inputted;
- A highly detailed analysis tool pack that considers these inputs and provides detailed statistical information to inform decision making within the school, and
- Comprehensive reporting outputs to summarize key findings and guide the faculty in curriculum revision so as to incrementally improve the quality of student learning as it relates to the academic program goals.
By way of this decision support structure, the School of Management is able to annually consider the attainment of program, major, and course level learning goals by its students, affect change, and continually improve its curriculum and related elements that impact on teaching and student learning. In keeping with best practice approaches elsewhere, this system, when coupled with the annual School of Management Assessment Retreat, ensure that students of the school will graduate with competitive skills sets and demonstrable outcomes to present to employers concerning their accomplishments, level of goal attainment, and the value proposition they bring to an organization.
An new feature of the system, currently under development, is a unique "Student Scorecard," where students may access an online report, during their progression in school and also upon graduation, to present to employers specifying their unique strengths and specific distinctive competencies that separate them from the competition in the marketplace. All done in the spirit of student support, the school is highly focused on both ensuring high quality student learning as well as validating student success. That is our commitment to each and every student in the School of Management.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Raj Tibrewala
Executive Director of Assessment Analysis and Reporting