Summary of IEA’s Pilot Mapping Exercise

IEA conducted the following two mapping exercises to learn if the Shared Competencies aligned with specialized accreditation standards and program-level student learning outcomes:

1. Regional and Specialized Accreditation Mapping

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA):

  • Conducted a pilot mapping exercise to determine the extent to which the 13 independent undergraduate accrediting agencies’ standards align with the Shared Competencies.
  • Reviewed the student learning specific standards within undergraduate specialized and regional accreditors that align with the Shared Competencies.
  • This review demonstrates that the Shared Competencies are congruent with accrediting agencies relevant to Syracuse University‚Äôs undergraduate degrees.

Table 1. Number of Specialized and Regional Accreditation Learning Standards that Map to the Shared Competencies 

Accrediting Agency Ethics, Integrity, and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Critical and Creative Thinking Scientific Inquiry and Research Skills Civic and Global Responsibility Communication Skills Information Literacy and Technological Agility
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) 7 15 8 4 1 2
American Chemical Society (ACS) 4 4 9 0 3 2
Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) 3 2 3 1 1 2
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 12 12 10 4 5 2
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 9 4 8 6 2 3
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 15 11 11 5 2 1
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 5 4 3 4 1 6
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) 3 2 2 3 2 3
Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) 3 1 2 2 1 1
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 6 9 3 2 3 3
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) 13 32 16 15 9 11
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 3 6 3 2 6 2
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) 2 2 1 1 1 1

2. Overall University Undergraduate Academic Programs Student Learning Outcomes as Mapped to the Shared Competencies

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA):

  • Conducted a pilot mapping exercise to determine the extent to which existing program-level student learning outcomes align with the Shared Competencies.
  • Reviewed 182 undergraduate major and stand-alone minor program-level statements.
  • This review demonstrates that the Shared Competencies are congruent with academic programs student learning outcomes.

Figure 1. Percentage of Academic Programs with One or More Program-Level Student Learning Outcome(s) Mapped to the Respective Competency (n=182)
Graphic showing percentage of academic programs with one or more student learning outcomes aligned to the shared competencies