Assessment

Developing a culture of assessing student learning has three main purposes: first, to collect data on student learning that will lead to action in enhancing program quality and promoting student success that will be reported on through program review; second, to respond to the requirements of the Kansas Board of Regents whose reporting requirements began spring 2014, and of the Higher Learning Commission, whose 10-year reaccreditation site visit is scheduled in February 2015, with subsequent reports to the HLC expected every four years; and third, to enhance the value of KU degrees to students, alumni, and the state.

You will find detailed information related to two main components of KU's assessment plan on this website: degree-level assessment and KU Core review.

The below chart outlines responsibilities, work flow, and outputs from degree-level assessment and KU Core review. 

Assessment Overview Chart


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