Assessment

 

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Assessment is a continuous process of gathering, evaluating and communicating information to improve learning and institutional effectiveness. Assessment involves defining a program or unit’s mission, developing desired outcomes, monitoring progress toward those outcomes, communicating results and using those results to make improvements.

The goal of the assessment process is to improve student learning and enhance institutional effectiveness. Assessment provides evidence of how well the University is meeting its objectives, helps identify areas where improvement is needed and provides useful information to help guide decision making and resource allocation.

The University is committed to assessment as a tool to improve student learning, enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of its administrative units, highlight areas for improvement and provide demonstrable evidence that the University is achieving its mission.


AUC is committed to assessment as a tool to improve student learning, to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of its administrative units, to highlight areas for improvement and to provide demonstrable evidence that the University is achieving its mission.

The University’s key institutional learning outcomes, which derive from institutional documents, have been approved by AUC's formal governance structures. They are still in draft format, but they provide a strong foundation for the development of departmental assessment plans.

 

Professional Skills

 

AUC graduates will synthesize discipline-based knowledge with a broad-based liberal arts education. They will be proficient in the tools of their discipline as well as the tools of research and learning; make decisions that reflect the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior; and understand the importance of life-long learning.

Advanced Communication Skills 

 AUC graduates will be fluent in English and will be able to write and speak effectively in a variety of settings. AUC graduates will be able to communicate in Arabic, establish rapport in groups, be adaptable to new circumstances, work both independently and in collaboration with others and function effectively as leaders.

Critical Thinking 

 

AUC graduates will be independent learners, adept at using current technologies to access information and applying strong quantitative, analytical, and critical thinking skills to analyze and synthesize complex information to solve problems. 

 

Cultural Competence

 

 

AUC graduates will have an understanding and appreciation of Egyptian and Arab culture and heritage, as well as an understanding of international interdependence, cultural diversity, and consideration for values and traditions that may differ from their own. In addition, AUC graduates will have an aesthetic awareness of the various modes of human artistic expression and will be able to collaborate effectively in a multicultural context. 

Effective Citizenship

AUC graduates will value service to their local community and to broader causes at the national and international level.

 

Integrated Planning and Assessment Guidelines

Academic Program Assessment:

Assessment Plan Templates: Matrix format 

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Alternate format
Annual Assessment Report Templates:        Matrix format / Alternate format

 

Course Syllabi

Department/School Level Assessment:

Assessment Plan Templates: Matrix format   or    Alternate format
Annual Assessment Report Templates:       Matrix format  or  Alternate format