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Statement of Principles
is the process of monitoring student learning for the
purpose of improvement.
- Chapman University engages
in learning outcomes assessment in order to create a culture of evidence that will
inform decisions about curriculum, institutional planning, budgeting and
University's assessment is driven by the faculty. Chapman's faculty bear the
responsibility to demonstrate the educational effectiveness of courses and
programs. They are responsible for evaluating student work, and for developing the criteria and stadards that students must achieve. The faculty within each college, school, and department are responsible for developing and
implementing assessment procedures that will be most useful to their respective
disciplines. These various academic units then report to the Assessment
Committee and the Office of the Chancellor on both the mechanisms and
findings of their assessment activities, and on how the results inform the
unit's plans to improve.
Office of the Chancellor shall provide ongoing expertise and counsel on
the development of each program's assessment activity and facilitate assessment
processes. These efforts shall be supplemented by workshops, assessment
resources, funding for attendance at assessment conferences, and a website that
serves as a clearing house for assessment activities at Chapman.
- The Office
of the Chancellor will promote faculty engagement in assessment activities
entailing the meaningful, sustained use of multiple assessment instruments that
take into account a program's curriculum practices.