Assessment is the ongoing process of establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes of student learning; systematically gathering, analyzing and interpreting evidence to determine how well student performance matches those expectations, and using the resulting information to understand and improve student learning throughout Towson University. All Towson University activities that aim to deepen student learning—undergraduate and graduate courses and programs, co-curricular activities, student life programs, and the Core Curriculum—systematically assess learning outcomes. Because assessment is an integral part of the teaching-learning process, Towson students participate in a variety of assessments as part of their education experience.
The University Assessment Council works closely with the Director of Academic Assessment to oversee Towson University’s assessment efforts. For more information on Towson’s assessment program, contact the Office of Assessment at 410-704-2557. Information is also available online at www.towson.edu/assessment.