ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Wittenberg’s general education program and each of its major programs are organized around distinctive learning goals. Students typically accomplish these learning goals by completing a variety of general education courses and courses in their major field of study.
To assure that students are meeting these goals, as well as satisfactorily completing the requisite courses in general education and in their major, the University has established a formal assessment program. Each student is expected to complete assessment activities that monitor both individual progress and departmental or program effectiveness. In addition to University-wide assessment, each department designs and administers its own assessment activities, including “end point” assessment of its majors in the senior year.
No student is advanced to candidacy for a degree until the student has completed required departmental assessment activities. Departments inform their majors in a timely manner regarding assessment procedures and requirements.