The assessment of student learning, an essential part of the larger assessment of institutional effectiveness, is key to creating a campus culture of investigation and reflection aimed at improving student learning. Assessment seeks to determine if students have learned what our learning experiences are designed for them to learn and if the improvements that we have made to learning experiences (based on assessments) have had the desired effects.
At Ramapo College, academic programs respond to four interrelated questions:
- What should our students know or be able to do?
- Where do students learn what we hope they will know or be able to do?
- How do we know that they have learned what we hope they will know or be able to do?
- How do we know that improvements have had desired effects?
Faculty groups assessing student learning may find these resources helpful.