Where do we want students to be at the end of a course or a program? And how will we know if they get there? These two questions are at the heart of assessment at Central State. Assessment is simply the process of collecting information about student learning and performance and using that information to improve instruction.
At Central State, we believe that for assessment to be meaningful (not bean-counting or teaching to the test!) it must be done thoughtfully and systematically. We also believe it should be driven by faculty so that the information gathered:
Assessment of learning outcomes occurs at the course, program, and university levels.
Central State University Learning Outcomes
Each of the major areas of study at CSU holds high and explicit expectations for student learning; these expectations are embodied in learning outcomes for each of the majors. In addition, all our majors share fundamental educational values which inform the University Learning Outcomes. The University learning outcomes are introduced within CSU's "Marauder" General Education Curriculum. The Marauder Curriculum ensures students gain foundational knowledge and proficiency in skills to support expanded understanding and added competence in their degree programs, future professions, and daily lives.