Assessment of Learning
Assurance of Learning (AOL)
At Loyola University Chicago, assessment is becoming a recognized part of the academic process. Each academic unit files an assessment plan with the Office of the Provost which is reviewed and revised every three years. This practice is, in part, to satisfy accreditation requirements established by the Higher Learning Commission; but more to the point, assessment is a means to continuous review of student performance and curricular effectiveness. Academic units also submit a yearly report of their assessment findings; the Office of Learning Technologies and Assessment reviews the findings and includes them in a campus assessment report.
In addition to participating in the assessment plan with the Office of the Provost, the SBA has developed an assurance of learning (AOL) plan to improve its programs and courses. This web page provides information on the implementation of the AOL process at SBA, Loyola University of Chicago. It provides the learning goals for each program, the rubric for each goal, assessment results and the action plans to improve students' learning.