Student learning is at the core of the Mount Saint Mary’s University mission. Each faculty and staff member supports this mission in his and her own way through the contributions they make to the University community. We work together to articulate and assess student outcomes in multiple areas:
- Disciplinary Competence
- Core Competencies (Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning, Information Literacy, Written Communication, and Oral Communication)
- Pillars of Distinction (Spirit of the Founders, Community, Global Awareness and Understanding, and Women and Gender)
The goal of Mount Saint Mary’s University’s assessment program is to inform program improvement that will lead, ultimately, to a stronger student experience and enhanced student learning.
Mount Saint Mary’s University has defined Institutional Learning Goals and Outcomes. Individual academic programs have also identified program-specific student learning outcomes. Please see webpages of departments or programs of interest to view these student learning outcomes.
Our intent is for assessment to result in an open and ongoing conversation, where we can share ideas and strategies for more effectively supporting our students and achieving our mission. The University is committed to maintaining a vibrant assessment program that is proactive, supportive and focused on improvement.