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Assessment Philosophy


Promotes data-driven decisions
Supports faculty governance of curriculum
Facilitated through Assessment Sub-Committee (faculty owned)
Supported by Office of Institutional Research and Educational Assessment
Sustainability through capacity building


          Smith College Essential Capacities


          -College-wide learning goals for Smith students were identified in the 2007 Smith Design for Learning.
         -Embedded within strategic plan, capacities provide guidance and coherence to Smith’s assessment efforts.
         -Direct assessment efforts in writing, quantitative reasoning, and global perspectives.

         -Exploration of direct assessment efforts in critical thinking.

                             Smith College Essential Capacities





Quantitative Reasoning

Critical Thinking

Selected Departmental Learning Goals



Film Studies


Psychology Methods





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