Assessment

As a new entity in the college, Assessment helps us address the university assessment mandate while also building and sustaining a culture of undergraduate teaching and programmatic thinking. Assessment invites faculty to articulate what they intend for students to get out of curricular programs. Through deliberate design, faculty shape and guide students’ intellectual and creative growth, and our assessment practices help us gauge our success at exposing students to the goals faculty set for our programs. These practices also allow us to facilitate professional development activities for faculty that enhance our pedagogical approaches. Assessment will strengthen and support a culture of assessment and evidence-based practice within all programs in the college. Primary areas of focus will be on diversifying our curriculum, sustaining experiential learning, and engaging faculty colleagues in conversations about the classroom.