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Undergraduate Accounting Program

Learning Goals and Objectives

The School of Accountancy has identified three main categories for student learning: (1) business and accounting knowledge; (2) professional skills; (3) and values and attitudes. Within each of these three categories, key competencies have been identified and specific learning goals established.

(*Denotes a recently revised or new objective and/or measurement method that is currently being evaluated. Results will be provided in the Outcomes Data as they become available.)

Assessment Mapping

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.

School of Accountancy

L1: Business and Accounting Knowledge

Course        Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Objective 4
Objective 5
Objective 6 Objective 7 Objective 8
ACCT 3100
H H L L L M L M
ACCT 3120
H H L L L M L M
ACCT 3310
H L L L L L L M
ACCT 3410
M M L L H L L M
ACCT 4500
 M M H H L L L M
ACCT 4510
M H H H L L L H
ACCT 6200 H M L M L M L M
ACCT 6250
M M L L L M L M
ACCT 6310  H M H L L L L M
ACCT 6400 M L L L H L H M
ACCT 6410
H M L L H M L M
ACCT 6420
M M L L H M H M
ACCT 6440  M M L L H L H M
ACCT 6460
M M L L H L H M
ACCT 6510 H H M H L L L H
ACCT 6560
L H M M L L H H
ACCT 6620
L M L H L L L L
ACCT 6700
M M L L L H L M
ACCT 4500 RC
M M H H L L L M
ACCT 3110 RC
H H L L L M L M
ACCT 3120 RC H H L L L M L M
(H) High focus in this course, (M) medium focus in this course, (L) low focus in this course.

 

School of Accountancy
  L2: Professional Skills L3: Values and Attitude
Course        Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3
Objective 4 Objective 5
Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3
ACCT 3110
 M H L L M L M M
ACCT 3120
M H L L L L M M
ACCT 3310
H H L L L H M L
ACCT 3410
L M L L H M H L
ACCT 4500
L M H L L M M L
ACCT 4510
M M M L L M L L
ACCT 6200
L M L L M L L L
ACCT 6250
H M M H H M M M
ACCT 6310
H H M H M M H L
ACCT 6400
L M H M L M M L
ACCT 6410
H M L M H H H M
ACCT 6420
L M M L M M M M
ACCT 6440
L M M L M M M L
ACCT 6460
H M L M M M H L
ACCT 6510
H M M H H H H L
ACCT 6560
M L L M M M M L
ACCT 6620
H H M L H L H L
ACCT 6700
M M L M M H H M
ACCT 4500 RC
L M H L L M M L
ACCT 3110 RC
M H L L M L M M
ACCT 3120 RC M H L L L L M M
(H) high focus in this course, (M) medium focus in this course, (L) low focus in this course

Outcomes Data

The School of Accountancy utilizes results from multiple surveys and assessments to measure performance. Outcomes from Educational Testing Services, Business Core Class Assessments, student’s CPA Exam Performance, External Course Reviews, and Peer-Teaching Evaluations are all utilized to ascertain the performance of our program.

Additionally, surveys are regularly administered to receive timely feedback from our different customers. Student Course Evaluations, Student Satisfaction Surveys, Alumni Satisfaction Surveys, Employer Satisfaction Surveys, Recruiter Satisfaction Surveys, Peer Focus Groups, and reports from the University Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation Office received by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business are all utilized as indicators of the School of Accountancy’s performance.

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Closing the Loop (Continuous Improvement)

By analyzing the data generated by the assurance of learning (AoL) process, the Huntsman School has been able to make changes to curricula that have had an impact on student learning.  Some of these changes have been large, structural changes such as targeted acquisition of certain faculty or curriculum changes; others have been small--at the individual course or instructor level.  Full "Closing the Loop" details for each measurement are available in the Outcomes Data section, however, a few of the more recent results include:

"Closing the Loop" statements coming soon