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The Value of Assessment in Academic Degree Programs: Mapping & Alignment

By Derek Meyers, Assistant Director, University Assessment Services

Originally published in Progressive Measures, Fall 2013, Volume 9, Issue 1. 

In higher education, assessment helps faculty, staff, and administrators focus on student learning and development and is an ongoing process designed to monitor and improve student learning.  Based on best practices in assessment, degree program assessment plans at Illinois State University include four components: (a) program goals and learning outcomes, (b) direct evidence of student learning, (c) indirect evidence of student learning, and (d) use of the results.  University Assessment Services staff can assist programs with each of these components. Continue reading