DePaul University Center for Teaching & Learning > Assessment > Annual Assessment Process
The assessment process at DePaul University is designed to assist curricular and co-curricular programs assess student learning, based on the "assessment loop."
Each year, every academic and co-curricular program will complete one of two assessment projects:
At least every other year, programs must assess at least one of their defined student learning outcomes using at least one direct assessment method. Over the course of ten years, each program should assess all of their program student learning outcomes. Programs can assess multiple learning outcomes in a single year. The basic steps in this process are defined by the assessment checklist and further clarified by the assessment rubric and include:
All programs must complete an assessment project every year. However, during years programs are not completing an assessment of student learning project, programs may be able to conduct an alternate assessment project.* The purpose of an alternate assessment project is to either request additional time to follow-up on, implement changes based on, or determine the effects of a previous assessment project OR to explore an important area related to student learning that may not be measurable by assessing student learning outcomes.
Potential alternate assessment projects* may include: