Course Assessment

The Office of University Assessment works to assist faculty in finding suitable and useful ways to assess course-level learning.  Contact OUA staff if you would like to learn more about: 

  • Developing course-level learning outcomes
  • Mapping course-level activities to the course’s learning outcomes
  • Mapping course-level outcomes to program-level outcomes
  • Designing assignments to match learning outcomes
  • Designing rubrics, tests, or other assessment tools for course-level assessment
  • Using results to improve teaching and learning in the course

Value and Benefits of Course-Level Assessment

  • Clarify your learning outcomes, objectives, and activities of the course.
  • Receive feedback about learning in the course so that improvements can be made for future learners.
  • When properly aligned to program learning outcomes, the data can be used to measure and improve learning in the program.


Course-Based Review and Assessment: Methods for Understanding Student Learning – Includes worksheets to help simplify your course-assessment development process.

Teaching Goals Inventory – Complete the inventory about a single class to generate a report that helps you focus the outcomes of your course.

National Teaching and Learning Forum -  Discover what teaching and learning practices peers across the U.S. are using to advance and measure student learning in the classroom.