The primary purpose of assessment is to improve student learning. At Eastern Illinois University, assessment occurs on two levels:
- At the university-wide level, where it focuses on the abilities, attitudes and behaviors that the sum of students' experiences at EIU have imparted and/or reinforced.
- At the department level, where such learning continues, complemented by content knowledge in a discipline.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs established the University Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL) to develop and oversee university-wide policies and plans on the assessment of student learning. CASL developed a program to assess four learning goals of the general education program:
- EIU graduates will demonstrate the ability to write effectively.
- EIU graduates will demonstrate the ability to speak effectively.
- EIU graduates will demonstrate the ability to think critically.
- EIU graduates will demonstrate the ability to function as responsible global citizens.
Click here for the full text of the Plan for the Assessment of Student Learning.
Attention faculty members: You are invited to be an EWP reader. Contact Dr. Sanders for additional information.
Assessment at EIU
- Alumni Survey
- Misc. Assessment
Assessment of Undergraduate Learning Goals
- Global Citizenship Survey
- Speaking Across the Curriculum
- Critical Thinking Appraisal