The assessment of student learning is an integral part of the teaching and learning process and Washburn University strives to create a culture of assessment surrounding all of the curricular and co-curricular activities in which students participate.
Valid and reliable assessment is important for three reasons:
In order to foster this culture of assessment, Washburn University has created a university-wide assessment committee. The mission of the committee assists the university in providing evidence that the university's mission - enriches the lives of students by providing opportunities for them to develop and to realize their intellectual, academic, and professional potential, leading to becoming productive and responsible citizens - is being met.
To help the committee satisfy its mission, the following are shared expectations:
The Assessment Committee supports the university's commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly work, and quality academic and professional programs through the collection, analysis, and dissemination of evidence of student learning. The committee is dedicated to ensuring that the entire university community collaboratively shares the responsibility for student learning and its assessment.