The School of Accountancy Curriculum Committee and faculty reviewed the coverage of the program learning goals across courses for the accounting programs. Coverage is ranked as high (H), medium (M), or low (L). The result of this ranking is presented in the following table. This analysis forms the basis for embedded assessment deployment. The courses for which a specific learning goal is ranked an "H" are candidates for embedded assessment activities for that learning goal. From this analysis, assessment assignments are made to specific courses for each learning goal. Generally, assessment of each goal occurs twice during each five-year period, however, more frequent assessments are made based upon amendments to the overall assessment plan and modification of learning goals.
The following mapping summarizes the specific goals and the courses in which assessment occurs.
Knowledge 1: Professional standards, regulations, and best practices relating to the recording, presentation, and verification of accounting information.
Knowledge 2: Roles of accountants in society in providing and ensuring the integrity of financial and other information, including the legal, ethical, and regulatory environment in the profession.
Knowledge 3: Internal controls, security, key business processes, and design and implementation of effective information management solutions.
Knowledge 4: The process of assessing risk and providing assurance to users of financial and non-financial information.
Knowledge 5: Tax policy and compliance for individuals and enterprises.
Knowledge 6: Global reporting environment
Knowledge 7: Business formation and regulatory compliance for small businesses.
Knowledge 8: Understanding of and commitment to professional conduct.
Skills 1: Oral and written communication in the context and language of accounting and business
Skills 2: Develop, record, analyze, validate, communicate, and make professional judgments relative to financial and other types of information.
Skills 3: Use of information technology to: (1) support business processes and controls, (2) develop and interpret information, and (3) ensure financial reporting integrity.
Skills 4: Ability to work productively as a member or leader of a team.
Skills 5: Ability to use resources such as professional standards, regulations, and other financial data to research accounting-related issues and apply their findings to various decision settings.
Values & Attitudes I: Value-based reasoning techniques under conditions of uncertainty to enhance personal objectivity, integrity, and ethical conduct.
Values & Attitudes 2: Motivation and commitment to continue learning throughout life to maintain professional knowledge and skills.
Values & Attitudes 3: Appreciation of diverse world-views resulting from a variety of geographical and cultural experiences.