The primary purpose of assessment is to improve student learning. At Eastern Illinois University, assessment occurs on two levels:
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 the undergraduate learning goals:
EIU graduates question, examine, evaluate, and respond to problems or arguments.
Writing and Critical Reading
EIU graduates write critically and evaluate varied sources.
Speaking and Listening
EIU graduates prepare, deliver, and critically evaluate presentations and other formal speaking activities.
EIU graduates produce, analyze, interpret, and evaluate material.
EIU graduates make informed decisions based on knowledge of the physical and natural world and human history and culture.
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