Outcomes Assessment Committee

The Senate Outcomes Assessment Committee website was developed to assist the NU community with the outcomes assessment process. Departmental student learning outcomes assessment is an ongoing and systematic process aimed at describing, understanding, and enhancing student learning. When departments and programs assess student learning, faculty collaborate:

  • To articulate goals for student learning;
  • To  develop standards and criteria for determining whether students have achieved those desired goals;
  • To  collect data using direct and indirect measures of student learning;
  • To  analyze data in order to document and improve student learning.

Should your exploration of  this website leave you with any unanswered questions, please feel free to contact Peter Baxter, the 2012-2013 OAC chair, or Jennifer Herman, director of instructional support.