Mini Guide to Reflections for Scaling Up to Serve a Larger Population


  • Reflections for Scaling Up explain why the practice is essential to serving our students, to serving our employees, and to advancing the college’s goals.
  • Reflections for Scaling Up propose a plan for serving a larger population of students and/or employees.
  • Reflections for Scaling Up may propose future staffing, space, and funding needs.
  • Reflections for Scaling Up may identify ways to streamline current processes.


  • Learning Outcomes Scale Up: Assessing program learning outcomes is essential to ensuring our students have the knowledge and skills needed for their education and careers. To maximize faculty capacity to assess a greater amount of student work, a potential plan for scaling up is to develop assignment-based rubrics aligned with PLOs.  Faculty could use the rubrics to assess specific knowledge and skills in the assignment that are aligned with PLOs and can also be used to determine the student’s overall assignment grade.  Implementing an “all in one” assessment approach will be a practical and efficient approach to greater assessment demands, provide actionable information for teaching or curriculum revisions in courses, and strengthen the relationship between course assignments and learning outcomes.
  • Activity/Operations Scale Up: The admissions individual meeting (IM) is a critical part of Guttman’s informed admissions process. Given Guttman’s unique education model, the IM requirement allows applicants to better understand Guttman’s expectations and determine if this school is a good fit for them. To manage the IM process with a larger applicant pool, one possibility for scaling up is to transition from 1-on-1 IMs to small group IMs (2-5 students), so students will still gain from the objectives of the original IM, while trying to maximize current staffing capacity.