To ensure that ACE certified courses continue to align with their designated outcomes, ACE Governing Document IV established a process to recertify and assess ACE courses on a five-year rotating basis. 

As a result of the 5 Year ACE review, the recertification process has been simplified, granting more authority to the colleges to determine whether the courses are still aligned.

Steps for ACE recertification:

  1. In the spring the Office of Undergraduate Education will send each college associate dean a list of courses due for recertification in the fall semester.
  2. The college will then contact its departments, who will be asked to use criteria developed by the UCC ACE subcommittee to confirm that the courses continue to be aligned with the ACE outcome.
  3. Departments will confirm whether they meet the criteria, and report this to their college associate dean, who will develop a college report and communicate it to Undergraduate Education Programs.
  4. University Curriculum Committee’s ACE subcommittee will affirm that the course should be recertified.  (Departments continue to be responsible for assessing each course certified for an ACE outcome.)

Schedule for ACE Recertification

Academic Year ACE Student Learning Outcome (SLO)*
2017-2018 1, 2, 3
2018-2019 4, 5, 6
2019-2020 7, 8, 9
2020-2021 10
2021-2022 ACE Program Review