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Assessment Goals

Roosevelt University’s Goal for Assessment

In order to achieve the mission of Roosevelt University all academic and student service programs will participate in an ongoing assessment process to address the following core questions:

  1. What are students expected to know and be able to do at the end of the program?
  2. How do we know that students have attained this?
  3. In what ways do we use the assessment results for the enhancement of student learning?

The Roosevelt University Assessment Steering Committee (UASC) believes that the purpose of developing program improvement plans is to help programs clearly articulate outcomes that lead to informed action by the faculty and students.   Each program is being asked to collect solid data to help it decide how to adjust its curriculum to improve students’ mastery of the desired learning outcomes and to meet the requirements of the external stakeholders. 

Strategies for Achieving the Goal

The UASC plans to use several strategies in order to help colleges and departments in their efforts to achieve this goal.  The strategies include:

  1. Make it clear – The UASC has provided many examples on how to complete each step of the Program Improvement Plan (PIPs).

  2. Make it easy – The LOOP (Learning Outcome Open Platform) assessment software system will be implemented to support assessment planning, implementation, and documentation.

  3. Make it systematic – Each year programs will engage in the assessment of student learning outcomes resulting in a model of continuous improvement at the programmatic level.