The Department of Health Information Administration maintains an assessment plan for its academic programs. The results are submitted in yearly reports to the University Assessment Committee. The program assessment plans are available through the links below:
The Department of Health Information Administration student learning is based on six students learning outcomes.
The assessment plan includes the following measures:
- Direct measures which include end of year comprehensive examination and certification examination results.
- Indirect measures which include student satisfactory survey, alumni and employers' surveys.
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Form 201BC - Assessment Report Form for Instructional Program
- Form 201 C - Summary of Trend Data for Instructional Program
- Certification Results
Faculty use formal and informal assessments in the classroom to improve their instruction. The department chair and peers evaluate the classroom teaching effectiveness of faculty. In addition, students are encouraged to complete course evaluations for each instructor at the end of the semester through the Cougar Connect portal. These evaluations are reviewed by the respective faculty, and the department chair. Results from the students, peers and chair evaluations are used to improve the faculty teaching effectiveness within the department.
Examples of tools used to evaluate teaching effectiveness are available through the links below:
The Department of Health Information Administration effectiveness is evaluated using the College of Health Sciences key performance indicators (KPIs) such as number of students enrolled, retention and graduation rates, number of graduates produced, number of students participating in service learning and faculty scholarship productivity.