The purpose of academic assessment at Drexel University is to improve the overall educational experience of our students. This is achieved through assessment activities based on institutional values that aim to produce relevant and reliable data for aligning curricular design, course content, and pedagogical approaches consistent with Drexel’s mission and values. In all assessment activities the faculty and staff of the university endeavor to take full consideration of the different educational and cultural backgrounds of our increasingly diverse student population. The primary objective of our assessment program is to establish a practice of research that informs planning, and results in measurable improvements for our students.
What is Assessment?
Drexel University defines student outcomes assessment as an on-going process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. By making our expectations for learning explicit, clearly articulating course and program outcomes, and providing purposeful opportunities for students to achieve, we create opportunities to gather, analyze and interpret assessments of student learning. More about Defining Assessment
A well-formulated set of Program Learning Outcomes [PLO's] and Course Learning Outcomes [CLO's] will describe what a faculty hopes to accomplish successfully in offering their particular degree or course to prospective students or what specific skills, competencies, and knowledge that students will attain.