Program Assessment


The terms goals, learning outcomes, and objectives are all used interchangeably. They represent what you expect students to know and be able to do once they complete the program.

As part of the annual report prepared by academic departments for submission to college deans, assessment offers faculty the opportunity for comprehensive or targeted review of the department’s or program’s stated learning outcomes or objectives.



- Departments may choose to assess individual outcomes or objectives in a given year, or to review a group of outcomes. All of the department’s learning outcomes should be assessed at least once in a five-year cycle.

- The results of the annual assessments contribute to both short-term and long-term planning and serve as the basis for self-assessment in the department’s Academic Program Review (APR), which is required every five years.

- Detailed program assessment guidelines can be found here.

- For forms and documents, click here.


For questions about program assessment in CCAS, contact Evie Downie at [email protected].

For questions about program assessment at all other schools, contact Cheryl Beil at [email protected].

For TaskStream information or training, contact Ethan Brown, at