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Approach to Academic Assessment

Regarding assessment of student learning, University of the Pacific employs a professional development approach, working with faculty and staff at the program level to refine assessment plans, build expertise in student learning assessment, and grow support for an evidence-based approach to improving student learning. The University has made that choice based on the understanding, consistent with research on individual and organizational learning, that progress will be most sustainable if it involves collaboration with faculty in which they develop meaningful outcomes, assessments, and the skill to manage assessment for program improvement over time.