For more information about Assessment at Augsburg, contact Assessment Director and Associate Professor of Psychology Ben Denkinger.
You can also visit the Assessement Moodle for more information.
View Assessment Briefs Here.
Institutional Assessment Cycle
Augsburg began its practice of a three-year assessment cycle in 2013. Outcomes are defined and data collected in Year 1; data is reported and analyzed in Year 2; needed changes are implemented in Year 3. See the assessment cycle graphic for an illustration of Augsburg’s assessment cycle.
As Thoughtful Stewards, students are learning to:
- critically engage their own beliefs and articulate their gifts and goals for meaningful life and work in a pluralistic context
- identify the broad foundations for sustainable living and apply them in demonstrable ways
Instruments: AAC&U Rubrics on Critical Thinking, Written Communication, and Oral Communication
As Critical Thinkers, students are learning to:
- use appropriate methods to gather and analyze evidence, identify underlying assumptions, and evaluate competing claims
- construct coherent, polished and persuasive arguments, narratives and explications in written, oral and other formats
As Informed Citizens, students are learning to:
- engage their communities and demonstrate a sense of agency to create change in ethical and informed ways
- explain diverse positions and collaborate effectively across social, cultural and geographic differences in local and global contexts
Specific focus on AugSem and Ethical Reasoning
Institutional Assessment Data
Presentations and Reports
The CLA+ (Collegiate Learning Assessment) is a national performance-based critical-thinking assessment of college students. For past CLA+ data, see the Assessment Moodle.
In the spring of 2014 all first-year and senior students were invited to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
Assessment Committee Membership for 2020-2021 (AASC)
Leon Van Eck
Chair: Ben Denkinger, Director of Assessment
Additional members: Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs [sic], Associate Dean for Student Affairs [sic], a member representing the Center for Service, Work and Learning [sic], appointed by the Director of the Center, and a student appointed by the Student Senate.