Student Learning Assessment.

 

Student Learning Assessment

Assessment is the systematic collection and examination of evidence of student achievement in order to better understand the degree to which students are meeting the outcomes set for them by the University.  The Office of Student Learning Assessment provides advice and guidance to faculty and administrators undertaking this essential institutional function.  Successful assessment ensures the effective and efficient delivery of educational programs to our students in support of the mission of the University.

The unit of analysis for assessment is always the course, the academic program, or the learning experience.  Although it is an evaluative process, it is not an evaluation of instructors, administrators, or individual students.  The knowledge, skills, and abilities that students demonstrate provide evidence in answering the question of how well specific learning experiences prepare students to meet the articulated outcomes for those experiences.  The answer provides information about what parts of an educational experience should continue and what parts may need adjustment.