Assessment is a reflective and ongoing process, the primary purpose of which is the improvement of student learning. This is accomplished by using student learning assessment results to improve program structure, course content, and pedagogy.
The Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL), a standing committee of the Academic Senate, supports ongoing assessment initiatives at Loyola.
Assessment Practices and Tools
Quality Assurance of Assessment Practice
- Associate/Assistant Dean Forms for Quality Assurance
- CASL Rubric for Quality Assurance (structural elements of programs' assessment practices)
Due Dates for Assessment Plans & Reports
Assessment Plans & Chair's Feedback Forms are due
Academic Affairs releases program software platforms
||Programs submit Annual Academic Program Assessment Reports
||Assoc/Asst Deans submit Summary Reports to CASL
Institution-level Learning Outcomes
Program-level Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Assessment Plan and CASL Reports
Annual Assessment Reports in Watermark
All academic program assessment reports are completed in a new reporting system. Any faculty members or department chairs who wish to have support in using Watermark Planning & Self-Study can book an appointment with Tracey Frey, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Assessment.
Faculty members with Watermark Planning & Self-Study accounts can log in below:
Log in with your Watermark Account
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If your problems persist, please contact Tracey. If Tracey is unavailable and you need technical support, Watermark provides phone and email support. Be sure to identify the product as Planning & Self-Study when you contact Watermark.
Watermark phone support: 1-800-311-5656 (M-Th 8am-9pm; Fri 8am-7pm [Eastern]) or
24/7 support by email at firstname.lastname@example.org