What is Assessment?

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.