Assessment happens on multiple levels at UC Davis: it happens at the program level when faculty think critically about their program learning outcomes and how courses help students meet those outcomes. It happens at the course level when faculty and teaching teams evaluate how an individual course enables student learning and success. It happens in co-curricular programs across campus.
In Undergraduate Education, our specialists from myriad backgrounds partner with faculty, staff, students, and other campus stakeholders to foster and sustain a culture of continuous inquiry about student learning and educational effectiveness at the course, program, and campus levels. Our teams:
- Support on-going and intentional evaluation of educational effectiveness at campus, program, and course levels.
- Promote assessment as integral to the research and teaching mission of the University.
- Encourage intentional application of results to inform curricular, budget, and strategic planning at all levels.
A common approach to assessing student learning is testing. CEE supports intentional test design and analysis of results.