Degree Program Improvement

Assessment

Assessment is an annual process in which faculty and staff have identified the most appropriate learning outcomes or service objectives for specific programs. The purpose of assessment is to provide information on the performance of curriculum, learning process, and/or services, thereby allowing each unit to improve programs. It is not an evaluation of individual students or of individual faculty or staff. All programs (instruction, research, service, and support) are subject to periodic review.

For more information about University Assessment, go to the Assessment Website of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Program Review

Program review is among a number of interrelated processes in place at the University to ensure institutional effectiveness in accordance with Mercer's mission. The purpose of a program review is to provide a systematic means of assuring the continuous improvements of the University's programs. Program reviews serve to guide development of individual programs and to inform administrators making resource decisions.

All programs (instruction, research, service, and support) are subject to periodic review. Each program is required to engage in a careful self-review to identify opportunities for improvement that further Mercer's mission and goals, the specific mission and goals of its unit, and the specific mission and goals of the program. The program review process will improve the quality of the review and increase the potential that the process will result in continuous improvement.

For more information about the review cycle or the forms needed, visit the Program Review Website of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.