Why use Assessment Methods?
Increasingly, we are called to account.
It is appropriate to count books and journals.
However, counting books is not enough to measure student learning outcomes.
Improving Student Learning
What is your mission? Why do you exist? How do you connect to the greater institutional mission? How do your efforts impact student learning?
What are your goals/objectives? What specific things do you attempt to do each and every day? Why do you do them? Could they be done more effectively?
How do you know when you have been successful? What measurements do you use to assess whether you are meeting your goals/objectives?