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About Improvement Projects Objectives

Immediately following creating an Improvement Project you are directed to the project's Objective page to create objectives. You can add objectives at any time. Improvement Projects come in three types that each have unique Objective templates to facilitate the project workflow. The project type is easily recognizable in the objective by the tabs that are available.

  • Strategic Planning Project: 1. Objective, 2. Implementation, 3. Analysis, 4. Change Plan
  • Accreditation Project: 1. Objective, 2. Evidence, 3. Evaluation
  • Program Review Project: 1. Intended Outcome, 2. Measurement, 3. Evidence, 4. Analysis, 5. Follow-Up

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How to Add Objectives to Strategic Planning Projects

  1. Navigate to the Improvement Project, access the contextual menu, and select Objectives.
  2. Click Create Objective.
  3. Type a Name for the Objective.

    Objectives should be descriptive and easy to measure.

  4. Optionally, type a Description.
  5. Select Public if you want all users to view this objective.
  6. Select the Status of the objective.
  7. Browse for Related Goals to align this objective to Goals.
  8. Browse for Units Impacting this objective. This identifies Units where evidence for this objective is collected.
  9. Under Measurement, type a Description. Describe how this objective will be measured as successful.
  10. Browse for the Instruments that will be used to measure this objective. Instruments include:
    1. Course Evaluation: To learn more, see Outcomes Course Evaluations.
    2. Survey: To learn more, see About Surveys.
    3. Outcomes Portfolio Template: To learn more, see Outcomes Portfolios.
    4. Offline Instrument: This is evidence that is collected not in the system but offline, such as a musical recital.
    5. Outcomes Artifact Template: To learn more, see About Outcomes Artifacts.
  11. Add an attachment. Click Browse My Computer or Browse Content Collection to select files that are related to this Objective and add them for easy reference later.
  12. Click Submit and Continue.
  13. Complete the Implementation tab.
    1. Type a Description for both the Action Plan - Next 12 Months and Action Plan - Beyond 12 Months.
    2. Type a Budget amount.

      Use numeric characters only. Do not use special characters such as a comma.

  14. Click Submit. If you are ready to analyze the evidence collected, click Submit and Continue.

How to Add Objectives to Accreditation Projects

  1. Navigate to the Improvement Project, access the contextual menu, and select Objectives.
  2. Click Create Objective.
  3. Type a Name for the Objective.

    Objectives should be descriptive and easy to measure.

  4. Optionally, type a Description.
  5. Select Public if you want all users to view this objective.
  6. Select the Status of the objective.
  7. Browse for Related Goals to align this objective to Goals.
  8. Under Measurement, type a Description. Describe how this objective will be measured as successful.
  9. Browse for the Instruments that will be used to measure this objective. Instruments include:
    1. Course Evaluation: To learn more, see Outcomes Course Evaluations.
    2. Survey: To learn more, see About Surveys.
    3. Outcomes Portfolio Template: To learn more, see Outcomes Portfolios.
    4. Offline Instrument: This is evidence that is collected not in the system but offline, such as a musical recital.
    5. Outcomes Artifact Template: To learn more, see About Outcomes Artifacts.
  10. Add an attachment. Click Browse My Computer or Browse Content Collection to select files that are related to this Objective and add them for easy reference later.
  11. Click Submit.

How to Add Objectives to Program Review Projects

  1. Navigate to the Improvement Project, access the contextual menu, and select Objectives.
  2. Click Create Objective.
  3. Type a Name for the Objective.

    Objectives should be descriptive and easy to measure.

  4. Optionally, type a Description.
  5. Select Public if you want all users to view this objective.
  6. Select the Status of the objective.
  7. Browse for Related Goals to align this objective to Goals.
  8. Add an attachment. Click Browse My Computer or Browse Content Collection to select files that are related to this Objective and add them for easy reference later.
  9. Click Submit and Continue.
  10. Under Measurement, type a Description. Describe how this objective will be measured as successful.
  11. Browse for the Instruments that will be used to measure this objective. Instruments include:
    1. Course Evaluation: To learn more, see Outcomes Course Evaluations.
    2. Survey: To learn more, see About Surveys.
    3. Outcomes Portfolio Template: To learn more, see Outcomes Portfolios.
    4. Offline Instrument: This is evidence that is collected not in the system but offline, such as a musical recital.
    5. Outcomes Artifact Template: To learn more, see About Outcomes Artifacts.
  12. Browse for Related Rubrics to measure the objective by.
  13. Click Submit.

How to Review Project Objectives

  1. From the Improvement Project page, click an Objective to open it.
  2. Click Submit and Continue to proceed through the objective creation tabs to the evaluation tabs.
  3. Type your findings in each of the fields presented to you.
  4. Click Submit or Submit and Continue to proceed.