Assessment Support at DePaul extends the university’s mission to offer excellent instruction and the best possible learning opportunities for all students. By supporting the needs of our faculty and staff in assessing, and continuously improving, our students’ learning, TLA helps to ensure that university faculty and staff have the tools and resources necessary to engage in meaningful and ongoing assessment of student learning. The Director for Assessment is committed to these endeavors and is pleased to offer the following services to all members of the DePaul community.
If you are looking for ideas or guidance on a topic relating to assessment, the Director of Assessment is available to consult with you in person, by phone, and through email. Past consultations have focused on:
- Planning an assessment project
- Articulating learning outcomes
- Developing or revising assessment methods
- Exploring new assessment methods
- Engaging faculty in assessment projects
- Developing rubrics to assess student learning
- Developing materials related to assessment for Academic Program Review
- Creating curriculum maps
- Completing assessment planning documents
- Locating existing institutional data which may support assessment projects
- Completing annual assessment reports
In collaboration with Loyola University of Chicago, DePaul University offers workshops throughout the academic year on topics related to the assessment of student learning. Faculty and staff can take these workshops individually or enroll in the Assessment Certificate Program.
In addition to regular institutional workshop offerings, Jen Sweet can collaborate with you to design specialized workshops to address an assessment topic relevant to your department or program. These can be tailored to reflect the scholarship of teaching and learning in your field or to focus on a more general topic of interest or concern to you and your colleagues.
Assessment Certificate Program
The purpose of the assessment certificate program is to provide resources and support to faculty and staff engaging in the assessment of student learning. This program is a collaboration between academic affairs and student affairs at DePaul University and Loyola University. All faculty and staff at both institutions are eligible to participate in individual workshops and/or the certificate program. Workshops will be offered in both face-to-face and online media. Through this program, we aim to enhance collaborations and share expertise across universities as well as across the curricular and co-curricular domains.
Considerations About Privacy
The Center for Teaching and Learning's assessment support services are strictly for the purpose of professional development and all conversations, e-mails, and documents pertaining to consultations or requests for assessment workshops are confidential.
Confidentiality will be maintained, except when required by legal regulations or university policies. Considerations about privacy and confidentiality with regard to TLA's assessment services are guided by:
Jen Sweet, PhD
Director for Assessment
25. E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60604