What is assessment?
Assessment is NC State’s way of ensuring continual evaluation and enhancement of programs and initiatives. The purpose of assessment is to systematically improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, service, extension and engagement at the university. Our success is rooted in our ability to constantly evaluate, modify and improve.
We don’t just implement programs and hope for success; we intentionally develop programs and ways to measure their effectiveness. We adapt programs and initiatives based on solid metrics and data.
Assessment at NC State is coordinated and widespread. We follow a central set of guidelines and principles, but each unit, program, department or college is responsible for measuring the impact and performance of their individual programs. Our approach is one of shared responsibility for student learning.
All undergraduate programs and transcripted certificates offered for credit by NC State — regardless of method or location — fully participate in the assessment process.
The Graduate School strives to better serve students through improving graduate education at NC State. This happens in part through two main types of program evaluation outcomes assessment.
Other Assessment Process Resources
We utilize General Education Assessment to review the quantitative literacy, oral and written communication of our students to ensure proper academic progress.
Co-curricular units regularly assess undergraduate student learning and development in an efficient and effective unified process with a focus on outcomes.
NC State DELTA assists program coordinators and faculty in developing program and course assessment plans based on objectives and outcomes to optimize student success.