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Guidelines for AIM Course Selection


  • Primarily general education courses (a mix of intro- and upper-level courses); however, we are beginning to include higher-level courses that are not general education in an attempt to examine achievement of our ISLOs for those students who are close to graduating or transferring to a four-year university.

  • Priority given to courses identified as "critical courses" by TBR:
    • BIOL2010 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • ENGL1010 - Composition I
    • ENGL1020 - Composition II
    • HIST1110 - World Civilization to 1500
    • HIST2010 - United States History through Reconstruction
    • HUM1010 - Introduction to the Humanities
    • MATH1130 - College Algebra
    • MATH1530 - Introduction to Statistics
    • MATH1710 - Pre-Calculus I
    • MUS1030 - Music Appreciation
    • PSYC1030 - General Psychology
    • SOCI1010 - Introduction to Sociology
  • Six to eight courses total per ISLO from a mixture of disciplines

  • Assignment instructions need to intentionally incorporate dimensions of the rubric that will be used to assess it. If the students are not explicitly asked to demonstrate the knowledge/skills being addressed by the rubric, then it will not be possible to score those knowledge and skills. The rubrics used to assess the ISLOs can be found here. Workshops related to incorporating the ISLOs into assignments will be scheduled in the Faculty Center.

  • Assignments being used for AIM assessment must be used across all sections of that course because the random selection of students is at the course level.

  • Ideally, instructors submitting assignments will discuss with students the ISLO definition and the knowledge and skills that will be assessed for that ISLO.

  • Assignments must be submitted electronically to make sample collection more efficient. Ideally, assignments would be submitted in ePortfolio since AIM assessments are scored in ePortfolio. However, other types of electronic submissions are acceptable.

  • Courses need to be selected prior to the start of the fall semester so instructors can plan ahead.

  • Instructors are welcome to review sample assignments in our assignment library for ideas.


DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.