Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Program Assessment

Continuous improvement of Marylhurst's academic programs occurs annually within each academic department, based on the annual program assessment cycle:

Step 1: Write assessment plan (beginning of fall term)
Step 2: Identify assessment tools
Step 3: Collect data
Step 4: Aggregate data
Step 5: Analyze and reflect
Step 6: Plan action steps
Step 7: Write assessment report (end of summer term)

Each year, departments determine key questions about student learning and identify methodologies (including indirect and direct data sources) to answer these questions; they then "close the loop" by using their analysis to make changes within individual courses or the program as a whole. On an annual basis, departments may also choose to assess student experience, faculty/instruction, or curriculum for internal improvement.

Each fall, departments submit an annual assessment plan representing the assessment work planned for the year ahead. At the end of each summer term, departments submit an annual assessment report that identifies what assessment activities occurred in the past year, the findings/results, and changes or improvements made ("closing the loop"). Click here to access these annual plans and reports on My Marylhurst (login required).

 

Related News

See All News

Jennifer Sasser Leads Conversations about Dying

Dr. Jennifer Sasser, human sciences chair and gerontology program director, is one of several experts who will lead Oregon Humanities' Talking About Dying Series starting in September 2015.

Wendi Butler Gives Talk on Marketing Planning

Wendi Butler, sustainable business faculty, will give a breakfast talk about marketing planning at PCC's Newberg Center on September 9, 2015.

Calendar

See All Events

July 20, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Paintings by Michael S. Dambach

In his artist’s statement, Michael S. Dambach writes: “Any movie, whether critically acclaimed or less well received can provide source materia...

READ MORE

September 02, 2015

Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery

Join Dr. Jennifer Sasser, human sciences department chair, as she leads this introduction to the Aging Mastery Program and its philosophy with a sp...

READ MORE

September 12, 2015

AAUW Presents: Alicia Temple

Alicia Temple, policy director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, will discuss the electoral and legislative advocacy work being done on be...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University