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Assessment of Student Learning

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.

Spring 2024 Announcements

Assessment Support Days: April 5 and May 2, 9:00 - 3:00 on Zoom by appointment. Contact Tracey Frey at

Faculty, please complete the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) this spring. Your survey link is in your email from FSSE. For more information, please visit 

Applications for the 2024-25 Student Learning Assessment Faculty Fellow are now open. Please find more information in this handout. If interested, please apply by May 17, 2024 here

Assessment Practices and Tools

Quality Assurance of Assessment Practice

Due Dates for Assessment Plans & Reports

Date Task
Sept 30 Assessment Plans & Chair's Feedback Forms are due
Dec 1 Academic Affairs releases program software platforms
June 8 Programs submit Annual Academic Program Assessment Reports
July 8 Assoc/Asst Deans submit Summary Reports to CASL

Learning Outcomes

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 Frey at 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