Assessment in Departments and Programs

Faculty and staff gather evidence of student learning in a wide array of academic programs at St. Olaf, such as majors, concentrations, conversations, experiential learning, and study abroad. Departments and programs use results both to affirm current practices and to identify potential areas for improvement in curriculum, pedagogy, advising, and other academic experiences.

Program-level intended learning outcomes
Links to all statements of intended learning outcomes for majors, concentrations, conversations, and other academic programs

Dean’s requests for program-level assessment
Requests from the Provost and Dean of the College to gather and act on evidence of student learning

Program-level results and reports
Summaries of assessment findings and action plans from departments and programs

Examples and resources
Ideas and information from a wide variety of sources, from assessment instruments developed by St. Olaf faculty and staff, to institutional and inter-institutional examples of practice

Department and program assessment grants
Application information for small grants from IR&E to support expenses for gathering, analyzing, discussing, and acting on evidence of student learning in departments and programs