At NYU, academic assessment of student learning is an ongoing, multilevel process designed to ensure continuous improvement of educational programs. Assessment fosters sustainable processes that meaningfully engender evidence-based evaluation of student learning across individual courses, programs, units, and the entire institution.
These processes are collaborative and guided by the institution's mission for excellence in teaching and learning. They also serve as a primary mechanism for driving information-based enhancements to existent academic and cocurricular programs, and inspiring new innovations and student learning initiatives.
A complete assessment cycle involves identification of student learning outcomes, measurement of student learning, analysis, and a sustained and continuous improvement of educational offerings in light of assessment results.