frameworkUse of Evidence of Student Learning

Evidence of student learning at Marian University is used at three levels to inform the decisions and actions that govern learning.

Learning Through Courses and Activities

Faculty and staff develop learning targets for courses and activities, and assess student learning in relation to those targets.Pacing, materials, readings, activities and expectations are fine-tuned based on an evaluation of evidence of learning through the course. Assessment of learning in courses is one source of evidence for learning in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) and in most degree programs.

Learning Through Programs

Academic programs and schools evaluate three to five year trends in student learning outcomes and use evidence of student learning to make decisions relating to major curricular and administrative changes such as changes in course descriptions and pre-requisites, development of new programs, requests for new faculty positions, and changes in annual budget allocations.

Learning Through Higher Education at Marian University

Marian University uses evidence of student learning at the institutional level to evaluate the quality of programs, the effectiveness of engagement, and the effectiveness of allocation of institutional resources in supporting and sustaining high rates of program completion, persistence, retention, and desired post-graduate career and advanced learning outcomes.

The links on this page will take you to reports on the use of evidence of student learning in all three functional areas of life and work at Marian University.

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