Institutional Assessment

At Shenandoah University, assessment is used to inform decision making, and improve student learning, thereby deepening our commitment to achieving educational excellence.

Assessment is a continuous process that incorporates the following:

  • Compiling programatic assessment data for all academic programs, including the QEP and General Education Programs, as well as non-academic programs
  • Identifying learning needs
  • Creating and measuring clear and concise student learning outcomes
  • Identifying appropriate opportunities for students to achieve outcomes
  • Supporting the academic program review process
  • Gathering qualitative and quantitative data through the use of surveys and focus groups
  • Identifying tools and metrics to gather necessary data
  • Supporting accreditation and strategic planning efforts


Anne Marchant
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning 

Terri Masiello
Assessment Coordinator