Dr. Sara Johnson is an associate professor of
anthropology at California State University Fullerton.
Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D., with honors, from the
Where can you go with a curriculum map? A case study from the anthropology department assessment program illustrates curriculum mapping using Program Outcome Alignment Matrices and course planning grids following Allen (2006). A pilot project to assess the utility of eportfolios in direct and authentic assessment takes us beyond maps and into active engagement with student learning. Strategies for “closing the loop” and archiving the decision-making process in articulation matrices are addressed.
The target audience is faculty and administrators working in institution and program level assessment. Learning outcomes include: apply academic program goals as well as program learning outcomes to university mission, goals, and strategies in an articulation matrix; discuss the multidimensional program level advantages of summative and formative assessment using eportfolios; and assess the utility of an eportfolio approach to direct and authentic assessment.