PS: Political Science & Politics


Some Thoughts and Suggestions on Assessing Student Learning

Linda  Suskie  a1
a1 Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Pressure to assess student learning more carefully and systematically is clearly mounting. Federal and state agencies are increasingly calling for solid, compelling evidence of student learning, while higher education leaders are challenging faculty to improve the quality of curricula and pedagogies. Efforts to assess student learning thus serve two ends: one, to demonstrate the worth of our programs to external constituents and, two, to inform our understanding of the effectiveness of our teaching strategies.