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Northern Arizona University Learning Outcomes

Student Learning at Northern Arizona University

All colleges and universities use multiple approaches to measure student learning. Many of these are specific to particular disciplines, many are coordinated with accrediting agencies, and many are based on outcomes after students have graduated.

NAU is committed to student learning outcomes assessment as a means of understanding, documenting, and enhancing student learning. Faculty are central to the assessment process. Assessment of student learning stimulates faculty to engage in discussions about degree program student learning goals, learning opportunities, program curriculum, and teaching techniques as means to improve student learning. By the 2011-12 academic year, approximately 95% of academic degree programs had submitted documentation of their assessment efforts to the University Assessment Committee for peer feedback and recognition.