Mason Core Assessment
Assessment is the systematic process of collecting, reviewing, and using information to determine how well performance matches expectations. The purpose of Mason Core assessment is to inform meaningful dialogue and decision-making about how the university can further support student learning and success in the Mason Core curriculum. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning (OIEP) facilitates this assessment process.
Mason’s assessment efforts are guided by the belief that student learning is enhanced in classrooms in which instructors use best practices for collegiate teaching and learning. As such, OIEP partners with Mason’s Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Undergraduate Education, the Mason Core Committee, and leadership across the institution to facilitate faculty development activities that encourage best practices in curriculum development, student learning outcomes, assignment design, and learning assessment.