As an institution of higher education, effectiveness in student learning is our primary goal both in and out of the classroom. To this end, the University is committed to providing engaging curricular and co-curricular experiences designed to maximize student learning. An integral component of understanding the student experience, and our institutional effectiveness, is a coordinated program of student learning assessment, based on Academic Learning Goals and Student Affairs Learning Goals, and designed to both document and improve student learning.
The assessment process provides an opportunity for reflection, critical analysis, and organizational learning that aligns with our Ignatian values. The foundational Jesuit ideal of magis, or the seeking of the “more,” encourages us to strive to improve and to seek excellence in all that we do. As educators who care about student learning, we seek to understand the reality of our students’ lives and the effectiveness of our programs.