Assessing our students’ learning is an important part of faculty work, both at the classroom level and at the program level. Concordia faculty conduct annual program level assessment of student learning outcomes on all undergraduate majors, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs.
O U R A S S E S S M E N T P R O C E S S
Learning Outcome Assessment Reports
Concordia’s assessment activities include a full range of projects that gauge both student learning and the overall student experience. Nationally normed surveys are administered to students on a regular basis in order to highlight areas of strength and make improvements in areas of weakness. These assessment activities also allow us the opportunity to evaluate the prevalence of the CUW mission in the student experience.
Facets of Institutional Assessment
Summary of Student Learning Assessment Practices
|Who Takes It||Developed Internally (I) or Externally (E)||Type||Indirect (I) or Direct(D) Outcomes Measure|
|National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)||Sample of Freshmen and Seniors both Non Traditional and Traditional||E||Survey||I|
|Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)||Sample of Traditional Undergraduates||E||Survey||I|
|Adult Learner Inventory (ALI)||Sample of Non Traditional Undergraduates||E||Survey||I|
|Adult Student Priority Survey (ASPS)||Sample of Non Traditional Undergraduates and Graduate||E||Survey||I|
|E Learning Satisfaction Survey||E Learning Students||I||Survey||I|
|MAPP -Measure of Academic Progress and Proficiency (ETS)||Sample of Freshmen and Seniors||E||Nationally Normed Exam||D|
|Major Field Exams||Seniors||E||Nationally Normed Exam||D|
|Capstone Courses||Seniors||I||Performance Assessment||D|
|Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)||Traditional UndergraduateFaculty||E||Survey||I|
|HERI Faculty Survey||All Faculty||E||Survey||I|
|Faculty Eval and Promotion System||Faculty||I||Artifacts of teaching, service, scholarship||I|
|FacultyCourse Student Rating Form||Students||I||Survey||I|
|Comprehensive Exam/Major Field Exams||Masters/Doctoral Students||I, E||Local Exam/Nationally Normed Exam||D|
|Dissertation/ThesisOr Final Project||Masters/Doctoral Students||I||Local Performance Assessment||D|
We are receptive to feedback on the quality and utility of the information provided.
Tamara R. Ferry, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Research