Each academic department maintains responsibility for the assessment of student learning in all programs and courses offered by that department. As part of this process, programs are expected to:
Assessment activities of several types occur across the curriculum. Primary importance is placed on providing students with the opportunity to actively demonstrate their knowledge and abilities through internships, practica, research projects, exhibitions, performances, and so on. Other assessment activities include portfolios, standardized examinations, and surveys of students, alumni, employers, and other stakeholders. Information generated by these activities is shared with curriculum councils and other appropriate groups and is used to improve courses, programs, and services as well as to provide data for externally mandated reports.