The overall purpose of academic assessment at Maitripa College is to improve the educational experience of our students, and to establish a practice of research that informs our planning on the program and institutional level. We do this through a carefully designed assessment process that is rooted in our college values, and structured to reveal data from our students’ experience that we can use to inform curricular design, course content, and pedagogy in accordance with our academic mission.
How It All Fits Together: Alignment and the Assessment Cycle
Assessment at Maitripa College is concerned with engaging with integrity in gathering information about student learning and development in our programs with a focus on improving them, and with an eye towards demonstrating the continued impact of a Maitripa College education on the individual student, the college community, and the world at large. Maitripa College is committed to transparent, careful, data-driven collection and reporting of student feedback based on clear learning outcomes and metrics, and on supporting faculty in their crucial role in this process.
Assessment at Maitripa College is done to improve student learning, and to demonstrate alignment between the Maitripa College mission, college core themes, degree program and course learning objectives, and student learning. The clear alignment of these elements forms the basis of our curricular structure, pedagogical approach, and assessment practices.