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How Liberty University Does Assessment

The process of assessment involves the whole institution. Each entity, curricular and co-curricular develops purpose statements, measurable objectives and in most cases, measurable learning outcomes, which serve as a guide to assess effectiveness and efficiency.

In 2012, Liberty University partnered with CampusLabs® and implemented Compliance Assist®, an assessment management system.

This is a comprehensive system that facilitates:
  • The establishment of purpose statements
  • Defining of objectives & learning outcomes
  • Identifying measures for the objectives & learning outcomes
  • Setting achievement targets
  • Establishing action plans for change & improvement with projected budget implications
  • Improving statistical gathering, analyzing & reporting of all assessment information
Training in Assessment

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides training for Compliance Assist® and other various aspects of assessment and assessment technology to the curricular and co-curricular departments. The office also provides support in the analysis and evaluation of assessment data.

University Wide Assessment

The University has established a rotating cycle for administering the national, benchmarking satisfaction instruments—Noel Levitz, NSSE, PSOL.

In addition, an annual assessment day each year allows for the entire student body to be assessed in areas of core competencies, worldview, and other broad curricular and co-curricular areas.

Assessment at the University occurs on several levels and through multiple means. Ultimately, all assessments are tied to the University’s mission, which calls for programs to develop students “with the knowledge, values, and skills essential to impact the world.”

Liberty University identifies expected outcomes, including student learning outcomes, for its resident and distance education programs. The University assesses whether it achieves these expected outcomes, makes improvements to its educational programs based on the analysis of assessment results, and gathers and provides evidence of improvements based on analysis of results.

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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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