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Assessment is the ongoing process of:

  • Establishing clear, measurable, expected outcomes of student learning
  • Ensuring that students have sufficient opportunities to achieve those outcomes
  • Systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well student learning matches expectations
  • Using the resulting information to understand and improve student learning
    (Suskie, 2009)

College of Charleston's Assessment Cycle

Academic Assessment Plans due September 30
Administrative Assessment Plans due October 31
Academic Assessment Reports due May 15
Dean/Administrative Unit Reports due June 15
AVP/EVP Reports due June 30
Provost/EVP review July
President review August