Closing the Loop SW 3311: Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Systems 2010-11: This year, an increased emphasis was made on interpreting research and using a critical eye when considering research results. New assigned readings were added, class discussions added, and new online quiz questions that more specifically addressed interpreting research results. These changes were made because of the results of the SBS assessment items (provided by the SBS committee), which indicated that students weren’t very good at interpreting research results. 2011-12: This year, in class writing exercises were added that asked students to demonstrate understanding of social issues and human behavior, allowing for another opportunity for discussion of ideas and increase comprehension of material. This was a continuing effort to improve outcomes on SBS assessment items. Additionally, ‘learning modules’ were added to the BlackBoard course site with the intent of helping students keep track of what they should be studying at any particular time, with links to needed materials and assignments. This was done as a result of student feedback. 2012-13: This year, an increased emphasis on either citizen action or social policy (depending on instructor) was made in the course. This change was made as result of the instructor’s impression that students continued to have difficulty thinking beyond individual action or formal programming to create societal change or address social issues. SW 1300: The Why and How of Social Services This course was taught for the first time in fall 2012. It was written and planned particularly to address the new core requirements. No significant changes were made between fall 2012 and spring 2013 as a result of assessment.