Assessment and Program Review

Assessment and Program Review

Assessment

Assessment

Assessment is the process of gathering and discussing information from multiple and diverse sources in order to develop a deep understanding of what students know, understand, and can do with their knowledge as a result of their educational experiences; the process culminates when assessment results are used to improve subsequent learning.

Program Review and Accreditation

Program Review is a systematic way to assess the quality of Cal Poly Pomona’s academic programs and determine ways to improve the quality of education, scholarship, and service. External evaluators provide an unbiased evaluation of the program.  The purpose of program review is to assure that the faculty and administration provide high quality professional, graduate, and undergraduate programs for students; and to identify opportunities for improvement in each program.  . 

Program accreditation is a validation process for certain degree.  Accredited degree programs complete a self-study based on the standards outlined by their accrediting board (which is a systematic process similar to Program Review).  A peer review board developed by the accrediting agency provides an unbiased evaluation for continuous improvement.

Program Review and Accreditation
Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

The following tools and resources provide faculty and staff with information related to assessment and program review. 

Professional Development

The Office of Assessment and Program Review provided numerous professional development opportunities that will help faculty and staff with the assessment of student learning. 

Professional Development