YSU is committed to providing an effective assessment process that can ultimately support student learning, improve academic programs, and enable YSU to provide exemplary services to all constituents.
To sustain the University’s continuous improvement on all levels, the Offices of Assessment and General Education collaborate with each academic department in all six colleges to design and co-ordinate regular and ongoing assessment of student learning outcomes for each degree program and for the general education program.
A systematic feedback loop also enables academic units to share information about student learning with students, faculty, and appropriate organizations. All information is shared in aggregate form only, and the confidentiality of individual students is safeguarded. If assessment information is shared beyond the internal efforts of program improvement or accreditation, departments abide by the appropriate Institutional Review Board guidelines at YSU
This section of the planning
web site includes information about two types
of assessment: (1) departmental assessment
of learning outcomes in academic majors/programs
and (2) assessment of learning outcomes in general
education courses. Follow the links to
information and timelines for the two kinds
of assessment. If at any point you are
asked for a password for any of the files on
the assessment web pages, click "cancel." See