Mission: The Office of Assessment at Lesley University is responsible for providing leadership and support to academic and non-academic programs/units in assessing their impact on student learning. This mission is accomplished through consultation with individuals and groups, technical assistance with design and implementation of assessment initiatives, and facilitation of sharing assessment work across the university.
Assessment at Lesley University aims to be systemic, sustainable, and systematic. The primary purpose of assessment is the improvement of programs and services, while simultaneously attending to accountability through support of program review and accreditation efforts.
The following documents provide more detail on the history, expectations, and processes of assessment at Lesley. They may be found on the Assessment Sharepoint site. Lesley credentials required for access.
Assessment at Lesley – brief background and definition
Assessment Steps for Academic Programs – six steps in the assessment process
Assessment Steps for Co-curricular Programs – six steps adapted for co-curricular programs
Approved Statement on Use of Student Work for Assessment – for use by faculty
Rubric for Rating Progress in Assessment – for use by programs
Resources for Learning Outcomes and Rubric Development
These documents provide guidance on developing student learning outcomes and rubrics. They may be found on the Assessment Sharepoint site. Lesley credentials required for access.
Data Collection Resources
Surveys and focus groups are among the most common means of data collection to support assessment and program review efforts, so the following documentation offers basic support. They may be found on the Assessment Sharepoint site. Lesley credentials required for access.
- Office of Institutional Research
Periodic Program Review
Ongoing program assessment informs and enriches periodic program review efforts, as outlined in Program Review and Assessment. The Office of the Provost and the Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) agreed upon guidelines for program review, which appear in the Faculty Handbook.
- IRB (Institutional Review Board)