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Institutional Assessment

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office for Outcomes Assessment is to facilitate the analysis of learning that takes place in support of the College mission and dedication to a "quality liberal arts and career studies education". The office provides support for on-going assessment of student learning and the promotion of continuous program improvement for all matters that directly and indirectly affect student learning in all programs—graduate, undergraduate and general education in all delivery formats.

Framework for the Assessment of Student Learning

The assessment of student learning is fully embedded into academic programs and across the college core. Other areas essential to student learning have also been participating in program assessment. Specific subsections of the assessment plan that is in place are identified as follows:

1. Academic Program Assessment

At present, all undergraduate and graduate academic programs have an assessment plan and program faculty are gathering assessment artifacts on a semester basis. Faculty have at least two years of assessment data for comparison purposes. The assessment plans, data, and original set of artifacts are housed in the Assessment Office. Departments have written reflections based on their assessment activities and have catalogued any changes that were made as a result of the assessments. These are also housed in the Assessment Office.

2. The College Core

All courses that have been identified as part of the core course assessment are collecting artifacts and submitting them for data analysis and feedback. The Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (LOAC) reviews the progress of the core course assessment and makes suggestions for change as needed. Individual program faculty that are responsible for core area assessments are sharing results with their program colleagues and suggesting any revisions they find necessary. Aggregated data for the core assessment as well as individual course assessment are housed in the Assessment Office.

Accreditations

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Link to Middle States Commission Web site.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.

The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

Centenary has been an accredited college with Middle States sine 1932.

Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Link to TEAC Web site.

The Teacher Education Accreditation Council is dedicated to helping educator preparation programs improve and be accountable for their quality. Our membership represents a broad range of higher education institutions, from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities. We invite you to explore this site for an overview of TEAC's accreditation process and information on TEAC's accreditation activities and events.

View Centenary's TEAC Accreditation Status

Council on Social Work Education

Link to CSWE Web site.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.

View Centenary's CSWE Accreditation Status

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

Link to IACBE Web site.

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) is the leading outcomes-based professional accrediting organization for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education.

Business Department Learning Outcomes

Centenary College’s Traditional Undergraduate Business Degree programs and Traditional Master of Business Administration Program are expected to perform the following activities as a business practitioner:

  • Communicate clearly, orally and in writing, to both business and non-business professionals. 
  • Research, evaluate, and apply relevant qualitative and quantitative information from all types of business and other data.
  • Collaborate effectively and collegially, as a team member.
  • Employ integrity, ethics and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate essential skills across business disciplines.

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