Academic Assessment at AUNE
Fostering student learning is the primary purpose of academic assessment at Antioch University New England. Through the systematic process of gathering and analyzing information we use evidence of student learning to inform our decision-making processes and improve our programs.
Academic assessment is a means to an end, not an end in itself. Assessment contributes to our decision-making processes by helping us identify possible courses of action. We recognize that academic assessment functions, and influences, our institution in multiple ways. The assessment process:
- Fosters student learning
- Improves teaching
- Informs decision-making
- Develops AUNE as a learning organization
- Systematizes and documents practice
- Highlights quality work
- Reports to stakeholders
The academic assessment web pages are designed to provide guidance and resources for faculty and staff, and to inform students about how student learning outcomes are assessed at the program level. The Cycle of Inquiry and Action page provides an overview of the AUNE Academic Assessment process and links to supporting documents. The Tools and Resources and Links/Bibliography pages have additional resources. We are constantly developing new resources for the website, if you have suggestions or additions please contact the Director of Academic Assessment.
The AUNE Academic Assessment Council is our institutional work group for coordination and discussion of assessment related aspects.