ASU is dedicated to the assessment of our students’ learning, and, as the university moves forward, is motivated by a spirit of continuous improvement. The university is working not only to make improvements based on the results of current assessment procedures, but to continue to improve the assessment processes as well. Integration of student learning assessment with strategic planning and budget allocation intensifies the assessment process and ensures its completion on a yearly basis.
Over the past four years, ASU has reinvented its assessment program, developing a campus-wide systematic approach to continuous improvement of assessment results that is integrated with the university’s strategic plan. The university’s new student learning outcomes assessment program is based on best practices and uses measures that are collected at the student level and can be analyzed for trends and needed course or curriculum improvements. This process facilitates continuous quality improvement of ASU’s academic programs. Assessment outcomes, plans, and improvements are documented in SPOL.