Quantitative and Qualitative Program Assessments | Department of Accounting Handbook – College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Quantitative and Qualitative Program Assessments

The Department of Accounting will periodically measure and record progress toward the goals and objectives enumerated above by using the following data and other information.

  • Number of students pursuing the accounting major in relation to other majors within the College of Business Administration over a 5 year period.
  • Academic standing of entering majors as measured by GPA in relation to other majors in the College over a 5 year period.
  • Number of graduating students in relation to both total majors in accounting and to other departments and majors.
  • Academic performance of graduates as measured by GPA and in relation to other majors in the College.
  • Performance of accounting majors on College outcomes assessment instruments.
  • Job placement based on data gathered periodically by Career Planning and Placement Services, as well as qualitative assessments gathered from students, alumni, and members of the Accounting Advisory Council.
  • Performance of accounting students on professional certification examinations, including the CPA exam.
  • Placement of doctoral students
  • Placement of students on accounting internships, and systematic feedback from students and employers.
  • Faculty performance in instruction as measured by student evaluation instruments, course syllabi, documented innovations in teaching, and other materials assembled in faculty merit files or annual submissions for faculty workload assignments.
  • Faculty performance in research as measured by both the quality and quantity of published papers, presentations at academic and professional conferences, and other materials assembled in faculty merit files or annual submissions for faculty workload assignments.
  • Faculty service to the University and professional communities as documented in faculty merit files or annual submissions for faculty workload assignments.