Welcome to the Office of Assessment
K-State is committed to student learning and to providing the highest quality educational experiences for its students. The university upholds assessment of student learning and the use of the results of assessment as key strategies to ensure continuous improvement of student learning. Student learning outcomes at the university, degree program and support program levels provide a shared vision of what we value and what students are expected to learn. Within a culture of reflection, scholarship, trust and shared responsibilities, faculty, with participation from students, administrators, alumni and K-State constituents, develop and implement ongoing and systematic assessment strategies to understand what, how much, and how students learn. Through the use of both direct and indirect sources of evidence of student performance, results from assessment guide collective actions for, among others, curricular change, better learning opportunities for students, improvement of teaching, and more effective academic support services.
The Office of Assessment's mission is to support continuous improvement processes through facilitation of meaningful assessment of student learning and effective methods for feedback and action in response to assessment results. The Office of Assessment:
- Consults with and provides support to faculty, academic and support units in planning, conducting, and maintaining college/department/unit assessment activities;
- Coordinates and supports university-wide assessment activities (e.g., conducting Senior/Alumni surveys, the National Survey of Student Engagement, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency, and the assessment of student learning outcomes);
- Coordinates and provides support to Colleges in the Board of Regents (BOR) Program Review process;
- Serves as a general resource on assessment issues (e.g., assessment workshops, newsletters, tool development, etc.);
- Works on a variety of special projects, as requested.