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. 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, TU students participate in a variety of assessments as part of their education experience.
The Academic Assessment Council works closely with the Assistant Provost for Assessment, Accreditation and Compliance and the Director of Academic Assessment to oversee Towson University’s assessment efforts. For more information about Towson University’s assessment program, contact the Office of Assessment at 410-704-2200. Information is also available online.