Assessment at ECU
In assuring a high quality education for our students, ECU is looking purposefully toward developing a culture of evidence. This integrated process provides an evidence-based framework for improving, revising, and introducing comprehensive systems for the collection, dissemination, and utilization of information on meaningful student learning outcomes. Such information can be used to develop new pedagogies, curricula, and technologies to improve learning. Embracing such a culture of innovation and quality improvement has been specifically called for in the report of the National Commission on Higher Education, otherwise known as the Spellings Commission.
IPAR works collaboratively with academic and non-academic units in a sound and meaningful process of outcomes assessment. Partnering with associate deans, departmental faculty, and administrators, IPAR assists in the development and implementation of assessment plans and reports for each academic, administrative, educational support, research, and public service units to ensure alignment of outcomes to the university's mission.
An IPAR Advisory Council has been formed and meets monthly to discuss assessment related issues. The group consists of Associate Deans from colleges and representatives from other types of assessment units across campus.