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Office of University Assessment
PO Box 70600
SBI Modular 96, Florida A and M University
Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
 
Academic Learning Compacts 2007-2008

Academic Learning Compacts are meant to account for student achievement in baccalaureate degree programs in the State University System. The purpose of ALCs is to establish policy guidelines and procedures for universities, through their bonds of trustees, to develop and implement Academic Learning Compacts to account for student achievement in baccalaureate degree programs in the State University System.

Each Compact includes statements of the core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/ discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills that program graduates will have adequately demonstrated prior to being awarded the baccalaureate degree.  

ALCs answer three basic questions: What will students learn by the end of their academic programs? Have they learned what they have been taught by their professors? How do we measure these quantities?


The Availability of Academic Learning Compacts to Students:

The University is responsible for providing all of its prospective and current students with clearly defined Academic Learning Compacts, which are written in a user-friendly format. Academic programs will distribute their Academic Learning Compacts to students through the University website and course syllabi. The Academic Learning Compacts will serve to document the expected learning outcomes to be achieved by every student matriculating through his/her program.  Periodic measurements of the extent to which student learning has taken place will be accomplished by the use of tools, such as rubrics, products of student work, and other course-embedded assessments.  These various measurements will be used by faculty in each program to enhance student achievement.  The reports generated by these various measurements will be used to make program enhancements.  

It is state-mandated for the undergraduate programs to provide students with ALCs. However, FAMU guidelines request that all programs include ALC, including the graduate and professional levels. A simple statement in the syllabus will suffice to provide information about the ALCs or the charts provided below for each degree program can be attached to the syllabus.

Here a sample statement that can be used to place in the syllabus regarding ALC. Just add in the name of the specific degree program.
Academic Learning Compacts (ALCs): This course falls under the courses offered in the (name of degree Program) and is thus covered by the associated Academic Learning Compacts. ALCs answer three basic questions: What will students learn by the end of their academic programs? Have they learned what they have been taught by their professors? How do we measure these quantities? For details regarding the (name of degree Program) ALCs, go to www.famu.edu/assessment and click on Academic Learning Compacts.


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School Psychology (MS)
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College of Education
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Business Teacher Education (BS)
PreK Education (BS)
Elementary Education (BS)
Physical Education (BS)
Technology Education (BS)
Business Teacher Education (MS/MEd)
Counselor Education (MS/MEd)
Educational Leadership (MS/MEd)
Educational Leadership ( PhD)
Elementary Education (MS/MEd)
Physical Education (MS/MEd)
Secondary Education (MS/MEd)
Technology Education (MS/MEd)
College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA)
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Agribusiness (BS)
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BASE (BS)
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Construction Engineering Technology (BS)
Electronic Engineering Technology (BS)
International Agriculture and Business (BS)
Landscape Design and Management (BS)
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Chemical (BS)
Civil (BS)
Computer (BS)
Electrical (BS)
Industrial (BS)
Mechanical (BS)
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Biomedical (PhD)
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Civil (PhD)
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College of Pharmacy
Public Health (MPH)
Public Health (DPH)
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Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS)
Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) 
College of Law
Law (JD)
School of Allied Health
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Cardiopulmonary Science (BS)
Health Care Management (BS)
Health Information Management (BS)
Health Science (BS)
Health Administration(MS)
Occupational Therapy (MS)
Physical Therapy (MPT)
School of Architecture
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Architectural Studies (BS)
Architectural Studies (BArch)
Architectural Studies (MS)
Architectural Studies (MArch)
Landscape Architecture (MLA)
School of Business and Industry
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Accouting (BS)
Business Administration (BS)
Business Administration (Professional MBA)
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UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Journalism (BS)
Graphic Communication (BS)
Graphic Design (BS)
Public Relations (BS)
Journalism (MS)
School of Nursing
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Nursing (BSN)
Nursing (MSN)
Environmental Science Institute (ESI)
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Environmental Science (BS)
Environmental Science (MS)
Environmental Science (PhD)