Office of University Assessment

 

Academic Learning Compacts

 


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?

 

FAMU Academic Learning Compacts Policy and Guidelines

 

Regulations of the State University System of Florida Board of Governors 

 


 

2018-2019

 

Undergraduate Academic Learning Compacts by College/School

 


College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Agricultural Science
Food Science
Agribusiness
Biological & Agricultural Systems Engineering


 

College of Education
PreK/Elementary Education
Secondary Education

Music Education
Health, Physical Education/Fitness

 

 

 

College of Engineering (FAMU-FSU)
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering


 

College of Science and Technology
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Information Technology
Biology
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics


 

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Africana Studies
English
Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Criminal Justice
Social Work
Political Science
Sociology
Theatre
Fine Arts
Music
History


 

School of Allied Health Sciences
Health Science Pre-Occupational Therapy Track
Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy Track
Health Care Management
Health Informatics and Information Management
Cardiopulmonary Science


 

School of Architecture and Engineering Technology
Architecture
Architectural Studies
Electronic Engineering Technology
Construction Engineering Technology


 

School of Business and Industry
Economics
Business Administration
Supply Chain Management
Accounting


 

School of the Environment
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science


 

School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
Journalism
Public Relations
Graphic Design


 

School of Nursing
Nursing

 


 

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. 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.  Faculty in each program, to enhance student achievement, will use these various measurements.  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. A link to the appropriate College/School ALCs should be provided to the student via course syllabi. A simple statement in the syllabus will suffice to provide information about the ALCs for each degree program. 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 http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?Assessment&CurrentALCs.

 

 

 

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