Student Learning Assessment

Student learning assessment at Wagner College is a campus-wide effort which collectively engages and organizes the assessment activities of the campus community.  Follow the links below for information about student learning and other campus assessment efforts.

Campus-wide research projects about student learning

 
The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) released a report of a multi-year project that asked faculty members at colleges and universities around the country to use rubrics to assess student learning.  The Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) rubrics are 14 matrices with which to rate student work (for example, written […] Keep reading →
 
High-impact practices (HIPs) such as learning communities, undergraduate research, service learning, and internship and field experiences are positively associated with student learning and success. Research in higher education supports student involvement in multiple HIPs across their years of study, and Wagner students do so significantly more than their peers at comparison colleges and universities. See […] Keep reading →
 
“For years, the value of a college degree has been determined not by the most important outcomes of a college education, but by the easiest outcomes to measure, namely, job and graduate school placement rates and alumni salaries . . . . These outcomes do not reflect the missions of higher education institutions, and they […] Keep reading →
 
In its assessment of the Senior Learning Community (SLC) program, the Psychology department found that students were not making as many connections between theory and practice when they were doing independent research studies as when they were doing practica in professional/work settings. In addition to revising and emphasizing the element of reflection in the SLC […] Keep reading →
 

Resources

Wagner institutional reports

Wagner’s Moodle assessment page with internal reports and information

Committee on Learning Assessment

Assessment personnel and resources