Assessment, as defined here, is a major part of pedagogy and used to answer questions such as these:

  • How well do the students understand the concept?
  • Are the students improving in their understanding?
  • How well are the students able to perform the skill?
  • Why are the students unsuccessful?
  • Is the faculty member an effective teacher?
  • How is the mentoring process contributing to the growth of the individual?
  • What is the difference in learning when a new teaching strategy is used versus the former strategy?

Select the topic from the side bar at the left and either explore the content or use it as a guidebook to successful assessment practices.

In addition to the information included here, we invite you to participate in events focused on Assessment listed in our calendar and to contact the Faculty Center for additional assistance.


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Barry Mauer
College of Arts and Sciences Barry   Mauer A university does not just teach salable skills. It should do that, but more importantly it teaches methods that lead to self-knowledge, critical thinking, citizenship--defined in its broadest sense as responsibility for one's locality, state, nation, and globe--and literacy, which is the ability to read and w...

Otto Phanstiel
College of Sciences Otto Phanstiel I image myself as a co-journeyer, who walks with students through the key concepts of the course and challenges them to solve new problems using these ideas. Revising and creating new curriculum is necessary to prepare our students for their careers. Over the past three years I have worked with other faculty...

Charles David Cooper
College of Engineering and Computer Science Charles David Cooper My teaching philosophy is based on several beliefs and practices that have evolved over my 30+ years of teaching and 63+ years of living. I firmly believe that good engineers are products of their education and training, more so than of their innate abilities. Although raw intelligence and a “penchant for n...