Assessment is the systematic process of collecting, evaluating, and using information to determine if and how well performance matches learning or service expectations. The purpose of assessment is to use the results to inform meaningful dialogue and decision-making about how the university can improve its programs and services to support student success and institutional effectiveness.
At Mason, assessment of academic programs is the responsibility of faculty, and is administered by professional staff in the Provost’s office. Mason’s assessment efforts are guided by the belief that student learning is enhanced in classrooms in which instructors use best practices for collegiate teaching and learning. As such, a partnership with Mason’s Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning facilitates faculty development activities to encourage best practices in curriculum development, student learning outcomes, assignment design, and learning assessment.
Assessment Focus Areas
- Mason Core Learning Outcomes Assessment
- Undergraduate Research and Research Intensive Courses
- Curricular and co-curricular endeavors (Mason Impact)
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