Assessment of Programs
The program to assess student learning is an integral part of the university’s commitment to excellent teaching and effective learning. The assessment effort is sustained by the faculty and is fully supported by the administration. Information is systematically collected and examined both to document and improve student learning. The assessment program itself is routinely updated, and the information gained from the assessment process becomes part of on-going curricular development.
The University Assessment Committee, which oversees the student outcomes assessment programs of the university, consists of the chief assessment officer for each school or college and the Vice President, Institutional Planning and Decision Support.
Currently, all curricula for major concentrations and the undergraduate core curriculum are routinely assessed. Thus, students are asked from time to time to participate in testing, surveys, interviews, or other methods of collecting data for assessment purposes.
(Modified from the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Catalog p.8)
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