Campus Assessment

While there are many important reasons to engage in assessment, the following are most fundamental from the Providence College perspective:

  • Identifying Purpose — determining how actions help to  fulfill institutional and departmental mission
  • Building Evidence — generating evidence-based answers to questions such as: “Are we doing what we say we do?” and “Are we doing well what we say we do?”
  • Formal Linking of Mission, Goals, and Outcomes — connecting purpose and performance
  • Regional Accreditation/Governmental Mandates — responding to external demands; e.g., NECHE identified assessment as an area for significant improvement during the College’s 1997 accreditation review and an area for continued improvement during the College’s 2007 comprehensive visit
  • Competition — providing constituents with evidence of success and positive outcomes