At Macalester, our assessment work is guided by the following goals:

  1. Develop and deploy an ongoing process for providing useful feedback for improving the effectiveness of a Macalester education;
  2. Provide a forum for continuous dialog about our institutional objectives and a means to keep these objectives in the fore;
  3. Engage assessment as a focus of faculty development to help individual faculty, departments, and programs increase the effectiveness of their own approaches to assessment and evaluation.

Please use the menu on the left for further information. The Associate Dean of the Faculty and Campus Assessment Facilitator serve as resources for assessment at Macalester. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we may be of assistance. Contact us!

Statement of Student Learning

Macalester creates opportunities for student learning through its commitment to a liberal arts education and an emphasis on learning that addresses students’ intellectual, personal, and social development. Macalester prepares students for productive engagement with an increasingly connected and diverse global society where cross-cultural expertise is more crucial than ever before.