Wilkes University’s academic major programs and administrative support units regularly
assess performance on their goals. For the academic programs, this means assessing
student performance in relation to program and course level student learning outcomes.
The outcomes state, in measurable terms, what students should be able to know or do
by the completion of the course or program.
Regular reporting on assessment process and outcomes to the University’s Assessment Committee allows for academic programs to align their program-level student learning outcomes
with the appropriate set (undergraduate or graduate-focused) Institutional Student Learning Outcomes, which were developed, reviewed, and adopted by Wilkes’ faculty. Since these institutional
outcomes are aligned with the University’s mission statement, this practice ensures
regular reflection on how the program contributes to the mission. The academic programs
and administrative units further align through regular reviews with the University’s Strategic Plan themes/goals, ensuring a clear picture of how the learning in the academic programs and the activities
in the administrative units support the goals of the plan.