Assessment

Assessment Mission and Goals

Mission
The Office of Assessment at UNK works together with members of the university community to promote effective assessment of student learning. We view assessment as a dynamic, formative, and faculty-driven process with the purpose of understanding and optimizing student learning. At UNK, we strive to be a national leader in assessment by promoting innovate and best practices in assessment.

Goals

  • Provide resources and expertise to assist in the measurement of student learning outcomes at the university, college, and department/program level.
  • Enhance faculty and staff knowledge and proficiency in the use of assessment, promoting best practices in assessment.
  • Promote continuous systematic assessment and utilization of data.
  • Maintain a public reporting system of student learning outcomes as a way to be accountable to stakeholders.
  • Plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate university-wide assessments related to student learning. Seeking out from the campus what assessment information will be most useful.
  • Support and conduct special research projects related to student learning assessment.
  • Help the UNK community be recognized for innovative assessment processes by promoting faculty and staff presentations and publications on assessment.
  • Recognize and celebrate innovative and successful assessment practice.