Evidence of Student Learning

From our assessment processes, we have gathered evidence of student learning through direct measures (student products and the evaluation of those products) and through indirect measures (student perceptions of their learning and their academic and campus climate through surveys). In addition, we have a number of institutional indicators (e.g., licensure pass rates, employment statistics, and retention data) that provide additional evidence of the performance of our students.

The University has adopted goals for improving student learning in four broad areas. Consequently, degree programs focus on measuring learning in these areas, as well as other, related outcomes.

  • Communication Skills
    Communication skills (written, oral, and interpersonal) appropriate for professionals in their field of study
  • Critical Thinking Skills
    Quantitative and qualitative analytical problem-solving skills appropriate for professionals in their field of study
  • Disciplinary Expertise
    Discipline-specific expertise (knowledge, skills, professionalism) appropriate for professionals in their field of study
  • Research/Creative Engagement
    Review and conduct disciplinary research appropriate for professionals in their field of study