Programs Assessment Process

Southern University Academic Programs Assessment Process

Over the past two decades, planning, evaluation and use of results at Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College have morphed from a peripheral administrative activity into a pivotal leadership and management model for the institution.  The Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research (PAIR) interacts with the entire campus to provide assistance in the planning, assessment and evaluation process. 

The process of closing the loop or using results for improvement is extremely important for successful planning and evaluation.  At Southern University, the planning and assessment process consists of four basic components including:

  • Establishing Program and Student Learning Outcomes
  • Providing Learning Opportunities
  • Assessing Program and Student Learning Outcomes
  • Using Results to Improve Student Learning

Program and student learning assessment outcomes are guided by the educational mission of the university and undertaken by academic programs



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