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Welcome to the St Cloud State Assessment Office!
Assessment is the systematic collection of evidence about student learning in order to improve that learning. Assessment occurs on many levels, such as the individual or student level, the course level, the program level, and the institutional level.
The Assessment Office at St. Cloud State University coordinates assessment of student learning at the program level. It provides information, workshops, consulting services, and small grants to assist programs in their efforts to meet the learning goals they have set for their students. Coordination is accomplished largely through the Assessment Steering Committee, which includes representatives from units across campus. Coordination and support also is provided by college- and unit-level assessment committees.
Besides assisting programs in their efforts to improve student learning, the Assessment Office provides information that is used at the institutional level. The annual SCSU assessment report includes summary information on the extent to which programs are engaged in assessment activities, as well as, the extent to which they use assessment findings to improve student learning. This summary information can be used to track improvement at the institutional level, which, in turn supports the SCSU accreditation process.
Interim University Assessment Director: Joe Melcher
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