Assessment at NDSU is rooted in ongoing conversations among colleagues about how we can improve student learning or development wherever and however it occurs. Assessment has four goals:
- Nurture a campus culture in which units systematically gather evidence to document and use that evidence to continually improve learning and/or development.
- Use annual assessment reports as an opportunity to engage in ongoing conversations within units and with colleagues on the University Assessment Committee about the learning and/or development that units are promoting.
- Promote campus-wide dialogues about how assessment methods can be employed to improve learning and/or development.
- Provide information to external audiences to document assessment practices and improvements based on those practices.
What constitutes a great course or training program? Quality can be defined and measured; these assessment resources provide straight-forward recipes for achieving the best possible learning environment.
Student learning that occurs within a classroom or distance learning environment or within a degree program (across courses).
Student learning or development that occurs outside the traditional classroom or distance learning environment.