- Westmont Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs)
- Westmont College Multi-Year Assessment Plan
- Program Review at Westmont College: Mission-Driven, Meaningful, & Manageable
- Westmont College Guidelines for Syllabi
2015-2016: Quantitative Literacy
This year, we are assessing the Quantitative Literacy Institutional Learning Outcome concurrent with the General Education Learning Outcome. The outcome reads:
Graduates of Westmont will apply relevant scientific, mathematical and logical methods to analyze and solve problems effectively and be able to utilize the results appropriately when making decisions.
The Assessment Team includes:
Dr. Stephen Contakes (Chemistry), Lead Assessment Specialist for Quantitative Literacy
Dr. Ray Rosentrater (Mathematics)
Institutional and General Education Assessment in Previous Years
2014-2015: Information Literacy
in 2014-2105, we are assessed student performance in relation to the Information Literacy Institutional Learning Outcome in selected ENG-002 courses and senior seminars. The ILO reads as follows:
Graduates of Westmont will be able to identify, evaluate, and integrate sources effectively and ethically in various contexts.
The Assessment Team includes:
Molly Riley, Instructional and Research Services Librarian and Lead Assessment Specialist for Information Literacy
Dr. Stephen Contakes (Chemistry)
Dr. Omedi Ochieng (Communication Studies )
Dr. Jana Mayfield Mullen, Digitization and Instruction Librarian
Molly Riley's full report on Information Literacy will be posted soon. Click here to read Molly's IL assessment summary.
2013-2014: Critical Thinking
Ihe Ciritcal Thinking outcome reads as follows:
Graduates of Westmont College will accurately evaluate the strength of evidence in support of a claim.
Westmont Assessment Team included:
- Dr. Jim Taylor (Philosophy) -- Lead Assessment Specialist
Dr. Rick Pointer (History) -- Assessment Consultant in General Education
Dr. Randy VanderMey (English) -- Assessment Consultant in Humanities
Dr. Stephen Contakes (Chemistry) Fall 2013 -- Assessment Consultant in NBS
Dr. Jane Wilson (Education) Assessment Consultant in SS
Angela D'Amour (Director of Campus Life, Assessment Consultant in Student Life
2012-2013: Christian Understanding, Practices and Affections and Oral Communication
In Summer 2013, the Oral Communication Task Force assessed student learning in relation to the Oral Communication Outcome.
Dr. Deborah Dunn (Communication Studies); Dr. Edd Noell (Economics & Business); Dr. Steve Julio (Biology) and Dr. Sarah Skripsky served on the task force. Click here to read their report.
In 2012-2013 we acessed student learning in relation to the Chritstian Understansding, Practices and Affections outcomes, which reads as follows:
Graduates of Westmont College will
- demonstrate literacy in biblical and orthodox Christian faith (Christian Understanding)
- demonstrate faithfulness in Christian service (Christian Practices/ Affections)
The first outcome was assessed at the GE level. The corresponding GE outcome reads as follows:
Students will demonstrate literacy in Christian scripture and Christian doctrine (Biblical and Theological Canons).
The Christian Life Survey was selected to assess student learning in relation to the Christian Practices/Affections outcome.
The Faith-Learning Faculty Roudtable project supported by the Lilly Fellows Small Grant was initiated in fall 2012. The project is directed by Dr.Tatiana Nazarenko. Click here to read Tatiana's report.
Westmont 2012-2013 assessment team included: Dr. Telford Work (Religious Studies), Lead Assessment Specialist; Dr. Russ Howell (Mathematics), Assessment Consultant at large; Dr. Maurice Lee (Religious Studies), Assessment Consultant in General Education; Tim Wilson (Student Life), Assessment Consultant in Student Life.
2011-2012 Written Communication
In 2011-2012, we assessed student learning in relation to the Competence in Written Communication Institutional Learning Outcome:
Graduates of Westmont College will write effectively in various contexts. This ILO was assessed at the GE level.
The corresponding General Education Learning Outcome reads as follows:
Students will communicate in written form for a variety of purposes and audiences across the curriculum (Writing for the Liberal Arts; Writing/Speech Intensive courses)
Dr. Sarah Skripsky (English) served as Westmont Lead Assessment Specialist in 2011-2012. Click here to read Sarah's report on Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) assessment.