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Assessment & Evaluation
Why Do We Assess and Evaluate?
The Division of Student Affairs at Longwood University assesses student learning and evaluates programs for many reasons.
Student Affairs administrators employ assessment and evaluation to better understand the needs of a constantly changing student population. In addition, assessment and evaluation are used to foster student learning, such as identity and skill development.
Assessment and evaluation are also used to improve the quality and affordability of programs and services.
Furthermore, assessment helps Student Affairs administrators develop effective university policies and procedures, contribute to strategic planning, and demonstrate to external constituents their commitment to continually change to meet various student development needs and learning styles.
In short, we use assessment and evaluation to determine and reinforce what we do well and improve what we do not.