Assessment of Student Learning

Degree Program Assessment of Student Learning

The primary use of assessment of student learning at the program level is to provide information for reviewing and improving the program’s curriculum, instruction, and resource allocation.

Degree program assessment is supported and monitored by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness on behalf of the University Assessment Committee and the Office of the Provost. Reporting on and use of results of assessment of student learning is required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Academic departments at EKU are required to articulate student learning objectives for each degree program, option, certificate and minor and to design and implement assessment measures to ascertain progress towards those student learning objectives.  Academic departments are required to submit annual progress reports delineating results of student learning assessment and the use of results for improvement.

Documents and Links of Interest

Assessment Plan Required Components

Student Learning Assessment Process Snapshot

Degree Program Assessment Web Page


Assessment of Student Learning in General Education

Assessment of student learning within EKU's general education program is the responsibility of the General Education Committee with the support of the Office of Academic Assessment. Read More

Assessment of Critical and Creative Thinking/QEP

Office of Institutional Effectiveness staff work closely with Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) staff members to design and implement, the multiple strategies for assessing the QEP. The focus of the EKU's Quality Enhancement Program is developing informed, critical and creative thinkers who communicate effectively. Read More