Office of Assessment

Welcome

Welcome to the website for the Office of Assessment at Lewis University. This site provides assessment information for Lewis University.

Mission

The mission of the Assessment Office is to support the communication and implementation of a cohesive university-wide assessment system for continuous improvement of student learning and institutional effectiveness at Lewis University

Objectives

  • Coordinate the development of an university-wide outcomes assessment system   
  • Provide support to campus units in their assessment activities
  • Facilitate units in identifying goals/objectives, outcomes, and assessment methods
  • Assist units in systematically gathering, analyzing, managing, and interpreting their assessment data

University Assessment

The Assessment of Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness is a critical focus activity for the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body for Lewis University. As an AQIP Institution, Lewis is continuously striving for a culture of assessment and a University-wide assessment system to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness through evidence-based decisions.  The University is making great and successful strides in plan development and implementation. Mission documents and the Baccalaureate Characteristics provide the base objectives for assessing student learning. In addition, colleges and departments have respective content objectives. Department/units with program accrediting bodies align those standards and guidelines as they participate in the University Assessment Plan. 

Assessment is:

  • driven by the Lewis University Mission,
  •  a continuous quality improvement process,
  •  a cyclic process that embodies collaboration throughout.