The Assessment Program
The mission of Lincoln College’s Assessment Program is to implement the philosophy of assessment across the institution. The results are then used to target areas for improvement and to design strategies which will help Lincoln College to maintain its excellence and to continue to evolve in the future. Academic assessments are designed by faculty and are linked to their course objectives, which are found in all course syllabi. All students may be required at times to participate in assessment activities, including a comprehensive assessment at the end of the sophomore year. Comprehensive assessment is NOT an “exit exam.” Individual results are strictly confidential and do not affect graduation. Group results are used to identify those academic areas where improvements in student learning are possible.
The Academic Success Center and campus activities are also assessed because they contribute both to student learning and to the personal development of each student that is so important at the institution. Assessments of Lincoln College graduates who have transferred to other institutions are also carried out to ensure that the College is indeed preparing students to succeed after they complete their work at the institution.
Through assessment Lincoln College receives feedback from students and their families, faculty, employees, alumni, and others. The information that is generated by these assessments is provided to these same constituencies.