Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. PEOs are assessable based on the attributes and accomplishments of graduates, preferably those who have worked for 3 to 5 years after graduation. Requirements and desirable attributes under this criterion are described in terms of the following sub-criteria.
- Published PEOs must be clear, concise, assessable and realistic within the context of the available resources.
- PEOs must be consistent with the vision and mission of the institution or the department offering the program.
- Curriculum and teaching-learning processes must support the attainment of PEOs. Justifications must be provided for how these contribute to the attainment of the PEOs.
- A process must be developed to assess the level of attainment of each PEO to evaluate the academic program’s effectiveness. Adequate evidence and documentation on the assessment of PEO attainment must be provided. The assessment tools should be indicated, and the way in which these tools are used should be explained
- PEO assessment must lead to the periodic review of PEOs.