Departmental Assessment

Updated May 2017

Beginning in 2007, we have asked departments to regularly update learning goals and to use indirect and direct methods to assess the extent to which students take courses that address these goals and meet the goals in those courses.  A review of the work submitted suggests that we have made progress in developing multiple methods to accomplish these tasks; that most, indeed almost all, departments have carried out projects that have had an impact on their curriculum and/or pedagogy; and that we are developing a faculty that has much to share with one another as we move this work forward.

The following links are intended to summarize some of the methods that have been used by departments and identify departments that have benefited from each method in order to foster conversation across departments and in which we improve our assessment efforts by learning from one another.

The first link will direct you to the form we ask department/program chairs to use when submitting their annual assessment reports to the Academic Dean.