Program Learning Outcomes
By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes. Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO). In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of M.P.P. Public Policy students at APUS.
- PO#1- Evaluate the multi-disciplinary nature of the major theories underlying the discipline of public policy.
- PO#2- Extrapolate the processes by which public policies are designed, implemented, and evaluated.
- PO#3- Evaluate the effectiveness of existing (or the impact of proposed) public policies.
- PO#4- Demonstrate appropriate analytical skills to contemporary policy issues.
- PO#5- Design public policies to solve strategic or social problems.
- PO#6- Deconstruct contemporary policy case studies using an ethical framework.
- PO#7- Communicate policy recommendations to diverse audiences.
End of Program Survey
Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the M.P.P. Public Policy Program.