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Assess Student Learning

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 align curricular design, course content, and pedagogical approaches with Drexel’s mission and values. In all assessment activities the faculty and staff of the University take full consideration of the different educational and cultural backgrounds of our increasingly diverse student population.

Online learning environments exhibit very distinguished characteristics that set them apart from the more traditional brick and mortar platforms. Online learning, for example, is learner centered and not teacher focused. Absent classroom peer-pressure, self-motivation serves as a driving factor in online education. Against that background, it is increasingly important to measure in online learning such items as: faculty experience, human interaction, interaction with material, student satisfaction, student learning as well as student characteristics and background.

Drexel University is committed to preparing our students with the 21st century skills and knowledge needed for them to take their place as responsible citizens equipped with global competence and vision [DSLP’s 11 and 7]. To insure that our students are acquiring the skill sets consistent with professional practice [DSLP 9], Drexel must maintain the alignment of its programs with the development needs of business and industry as well as further professional pursuits. Increasingly, the adult learner and the career enhancer, the chief segment of the online constituency, are critical pieces of that alignment discussion.

Learn more at the Assessment Website