Academic Departments Assessment

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Assessment within academic departments helps a department to understand the general effectiveness of its curriculum in meeting the overall departmental goals.

Faculty members within academic departments are responsible for developing these goals, and for implementing a plan ensure that the goals are being achieved.

Each Academic Department has developed learning goals for its majors. Departments have also developed corresponding Assessment Plans that guide their regular inquiry into student learning objectives.

Each year, departments conduct assessment, discuss results and summarize findings and future plans in a Department Action Report (DAR) which is submitted to the Associate Dean of the Faculty.

The Associate Dean of the Faculty and Campus Assessment Facilitator serve as resources for departments.