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Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Skidmore College

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Mapping the Major

Assessment at Skidmore College is designed to help ensure that the mission of the college is being fulfilled: “The college seeks to prepare liberally educated graduates to continue their quest for knowledge and to make the choices required of informed, responsible citizens. Skidmore faculty and staff create a challenging yet supportive environment that cultivates students’ intellectual and personal excellence, encouraging them to expand their expectations of themselves while they enrich their academic understanding.”

The faculty and staff at Skidmore College are committed to the ongoing process of assessment of student learning, characterized by the following steps:

  • Define learning outcomes
  • Collect evidence
  • Evaluate evidence
  • Improve programs

College-wide assessment and Institutional Effectiveness processes and expectations are laid out in the Institutional Effectiveness Plan, last revised in 2020 by the Subcommittee on Institutional Effectiveness

In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, the Institutional Effectiveness Specialist and the Faculty Director of Assessment support faculty and administrators in their efforts to conduct assessments and use the results to improve student learning and ensure program quality. 

Should you have feedback or questions, please send a message to the Coordinator for Institutional Research and Assessment.