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Student learning outcomes assessment at CMU is defined as the ongoing monitoring of the extent to which students are developing the knowledge, skills, beliefs, and attitudes that are appropriate for graduates of their respective academic programs. Assessment of student learning assists programs in defining course goals and outcomes. Assessment data provides information for faculty development of strong programs, effective curriculum, and innovative teaching. In addition, student learning outcomes assessment assists programs, departments, councils, colleges, and the university in accreditation by providing evidence of quality teaching and learning. --Policy on Student Learning Outcomes at CMU
Institution-Level Assessment: A depiction of student learning at the institutional level based primarily on data collected from institutional measures such as NSSE (National Study of Student Engagement), CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program), etc.
Program-Level Assessment: An ongoing monitoring of the extent to
which students are developing the knowledge, skills, beliefs and
attitudes that are appropriate for graduates of the respective academic
Course-Level Assessment: Formative and summative assessments that address student learning achievements of an entire class or the effectiveness of individual or multiple-section courses.