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.
Assessment at AUC
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.
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
Academic Program Assessment:
- Academic Assessment Plan Template
- Academic Assessment Report Template
- Non-academic Assessment Plan Template
- Templates for Curriculum Maps
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Department/School Level Assessment:
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New Program Proposals
- University Senate Guidelines for Proposals for New Academic Programs
- Worksheet for DAIR Feasibility Study