Loyola University Chicago

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Academic Evaluations

How well do we achieve our educational intentions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of learning? How well do we position our students to integrate, apply, reapply, and deepen their knowledge, understanding, and ways of knowing and behaving, including repositioning or challenging long-held theories or beliefs or attitudes about a subject? … Therein lies the wellspring of an institutional commitment to assessment—intellectual curiosity about what and how well our students learn at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and across professional programs.

(Peggy L. Maki, Assessing for Learning, 2010, p. 3)