Program-level assessment is the 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 programs. The process involves the determination of an educational program's strengths and weaknesses through a well conceived and implemented plan of data collection and the review and use of the results to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
The faculty and staff closest to the delivery of the program are the principle assessing bodies at Central Michigan University. The development of a program assessment plan is a collaborative effort that is expected to stimulate discussions among the faculty (regular, temporary and adjunct) regarding effective student learning, curriculum enhancement, faculty development and innovative teaching.
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We learn by doing.
Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind."