Student Learning Outcomes Assessment | Capital University


Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

  • Capital University is described as a “teaching and learning” institution where the faculty emphasizes student learning/success through engaging pedagogies. A direct result of this is a focus on effective course design, as well as student learning outcomes assessment. While student learning occurs in a variety of ways and formats across the University, the faculty view student progress as taking place through courses, out-of-class learning experiences, and ultimately, through programs of study.

    Capital students master the intended learning outcomes via: 

    • General Education (overarching outcomes common to students across programs)
    • Program-Specific Education (major and minor expectations for student learning)
    • Co-Curricular Activities (Elective, ungraded activities that are believed to make up a fair portion of the “college experience.”)

    Student learning outcomes assessment is the process we employ to help us answer the question, “What impact, if any, are our programs having on students? Also, “What intended or deliberate outcomes do we expect from students as they make their way through these processes?” 

    Outcomes Assessment Resources

    Outcomes Assessment Process at Capital
    Key Assessment Terminology
    Resources and Links for Program Outcomes Assessment