Montana State University

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172560
Bozeman, MT 59717-2560

Tel: (406) 994-4371
Fax: (406) 994-7989
Email: provost@montana.edu
Location: 212 Montana Hall

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Martha A. Potvin

Student Outcomes Assessment

The purpose of assessment in higher education is to:

  • define what we want our students to learn
  • assess whether or not that learning is taking place

Assessment takes place at a variety of levels:

  • Course Assessment
  • Program Assessment
  • Program Review

Course Assessment

Course assessment involves establishing course learning outcomes, and assessing student performance for each outcome.

Data:

Resources:

Program Assessment

Program assessment involves establishing program learning outcomes, and assessing student performance for each outcome. Program assessment is described in each department's Assessment Plan, which include outcomes, threshold values, curriculum maps, and assessment schedules.

Data:

Resources

Program Review

Program review is a periodic assessment of all aspects of a department's performance. A summary of the pregram review is reported to the Board of Regents.

Resources

This site is the official publication of MSU-Bozeman's campus assessment program, which is coordinated by Ron Larsen, Associate Provost. Please address questions or suggestions to ronl@montana.edu.

Historical Links (many outdated - to be reviewed)