Student learning is at the core of the Mount St. Mary’s College mission. Each faculty and staff member supports this mission in his and her own way through the contributions they make to the College community. We work together to articulate and assess student outcomes in three areas. First, departments assess whether their graduates have the knowledge, skills and attitudes expected of someone in the field. Second, the college determines whether students have been broadly educated, through general studies, in a way that ensures they have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as educated individuals. Finally, the college assesses co-curricular outcomes to document the Mount’s effectiveness at educating the whole student. The goal of Mount St. Mary College’s assessment program is to inform program improvement that will lead, ultimately, to a stronger student experience and enhanced student learning.
Mount St. Mary’s College has a culture of assessment. This means:
Mount St. Mary’s College has defined Undergraduate Learning Goals and Graduate Learning Goals. Individual academic programs have also identified program-specific student learning outcomes. Please see webpages of departments or programs of interest to view these student learning outcomes.
Our intent is for assessment to result in an open and ongoing conversation, where we can share ideas and strategies for more effectively supporting our students and achieving our mission. The college is committed to maintaining a vibrant assessment program that is proactive, supportive and focused on improvement.
Chair of Assessment Task Force