Institutional Assessment

Institutional Assessment at Augsburg College is guided by the Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes defined by the college’s mission statement and the AAC&U VALUE Rubrics.

Institutional Assessment Cycle

Augsburg began its practice of three-year assessment cycles in 2013. Outcomes are defined and data collected in Year 1; data is reported and analyzed in Year 2; needed changes are implemented in Year 3. This graphic provides a more detailed illustration of Augsburg’s assessment cycle.

Assessment of the following outcome pairs began or will begin in the corresponding academic year. Click on an outcome to view its assessment rubric.

2013-14 – Written Communication and Critical Thinking
2014-15 – Oral Communication and Quantitative Literacy
2015-16 – Civic Engagement and Global Learning
2016-17 – Intercultural Knowledge and Competency and Ethical Reasoning

Institutional Assessment Activities 2015-16

In 2015-16, Assessment Committee is collecting data (Year 1) on Civic Engagement and Global Learning, analyzing data (Year 2) on Oral Communication and Quantitative Literacy, and implementing changes (Year 3) for Written Communication and Critical Thinking.

Most Recent Institutional Assessment Data (2014-15)

In the 2014-15 academic year, Augsburg College’s institutional assessment activities were focused on quantitative literacy and oral communication. Three sources of assessment data provide a well-rounded picture of student learning:

A sample of first-year and senior students complete the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) that directly measured quantitative literacy.

A sample of faculty were asked to score student work using American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) VALUE Rubrics for Quantitative Literacy or Oral Communication.

All first-year and senior students were invited to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in the spring of 2014. Data collected from the survey include students’ self-reported engagement in quantitative literacy and oral communication activities and their perception of their learning.

See the following documents for 2014-15 Assessment Reporting:

Narrative Report of Institutional Assessment Results 2014-15 (login required)

Augsburg College CLA Report 2014-15 (login required)

For more information, contact Augsburg’s Director Assessment and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Kristen Chamberlain.