Assessment at Adams State

According to The National Academy for Academic Leadership, assessment provides faculty members, administrators, trustees, and others with evidence, numerical or otherwise, from which they can develop useful information about their students, institutions, programs, and courses and also about themselves.

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At Adams State University, assessment is an integral component to fulfilling our unique mission to educate, serve, and inspire our diverse populations in the pursuit of their lifelong dreams and ambitions. Assessment activities occur in the academic, co-curricular, and student support realms of the university.

Our assessment process includes:

  • establishing student learning/life outcomes;
  • measuring and documenting the extent to which these outcomes are achieved;
  • determining strategies to "close the loop" to improve curricula, student life and recreation programs, and student support initiatives.