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Assessing Student Learning

The commitment of each of the schools and campuses of the University of Pittsburgh to excellence in instruction requires a comparable commitment to a culture of assessment through which we continually evaluate the success of our educational programs and feed the results of those assessments back into our academic planning processes. Therefore the University of Pittsburgh will undertake an initiative as outlined in the document passed by the Council of Deans on November 9, 2006, through which we will document our assessment processes, develop new assessment procedures where warranted, and establish standards that enable us to assure ourselves and our many constituencies that these processes are effective and adequate to ensure continuing improvement in the quality and effectiveness of our academic programs.

The 6th annual Assessment & Teaching Conference will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the University Club from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. This year, our conference has expanded to not only focus on assessment, but to also explore the relationship between assessment, student learning and teaching. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Linda Nilson- Founding Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University. The day will also include break-out sessions, lunch, and a faculty poster section. If you plan to attend, please register no later than January 23, 2018 by clicking here. You can access the full agenda by clicking here.

Ithaka S+R Report

Making Assessment Work: Lessons from the University of Pittburgh by Martin Kurzweil

Congratulations to Dean Kroboth and the School of Pharmacy for winning the 2017 American Association of College of Pharmacy Award for Excellence in Assessment!

For proceedings and presentations from past conferences, please visit the Assessment community within the My Pitt portal.


This Web site is intended to be a resource for those faculty and administrators who are responsible for the process of assessing student learning in their unit.







Web site created on November 22, 2006. Last updated January 2017

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