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Departmental Assessment at CSB and SJU

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSB/SJU) are committed to supporting academic departments and programs that provide our students with an excellent liberal arts education. Because we--at the institutional, departmental, and individual levels--are committed to the integrity and are accountable for our work and our responsibility to students and student learning, we invest in ongoing self-evaluation and improvement. The twin purposes of this continuous and important reflective activity are to improve student learning by using student outcomes assessment (to improve pedagogy, curricula, the assessment process itself) and to demonstrate accountability and continuous quality improvement to multiple internal (e.g., students, faculty, staff, Presidents) and external stakeholders (e.g., parents, employers, institutional and professional accreditors, Boards of Trustees). We facilitate this largely through Program Review and Annual Reporting. Resources, schedules, and templates for reports can be found on the resource pages.

For information about the Program Review schedule, resources, and timelines, click here.

For informaiton about the timing for annual reporting, templates, and uploads, click here.

Procedure for Programatic Assessment of Student Success

To guide our collaborative and collegial self-assessment efforts, Academic Affairs and the Office of Academic Assessment and Effectiveness (AAE), in collaboration with the Academic Policies, Standards, and Assessment Committee (APSAC), have created this Procedure for Programmatic Assessment of Student Success (PASS). This document describes processes involved in recording, sustaining, and improving academic excellence at CSB/SJU. This document replaces the policy and procedures of the Systematic Evaluation for Academic Learning (SEAL), the policy document governing academic quality and improvement from 2013 to 2017. The PASS can be viewed on the Program Review Resources and Annual Report Resources pages or by clicking here.