Student Learning Assessment

Student achievement assessment at Wagner College is a campus-wide effort that 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.

NSSE Survey and Results

First-year and senior students are invited to complete the National Survey on Student Engagement as part of the college’s efforts to assess student engagement and activities. This survey is sent out to students in the spring semester and data are reported in the fall.

2020 Snapshot
2020 Pocket Guide

Key Skills Assessment

The assessment of the Key Skills and Knowledge Areas general education curriculum is designed and coordinated by the members of the Committee on Learning Assessment, with a different skill assessed each semester on a four-year cycle. The schedule for each skill to be assessed is given below, with both intensive and practice/exposure courses assessed at the designated time.

Skill Name Semester
Written Communication Fall 2019
Quantitative Thinking Fall 2020
Creativity Spring 2021
Intercultural Understanding Fall 2021
Critical Reading and Analysis Spring 2022
Oral Communication Fall 2022
Technological Competency Spring 2023
Information Literacy Fall 2023


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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]


Wagner institutional reports

Wagner’s assessment page on Moodle offers internal reports and information

Committee for Learning Assessment