Academic assessment is directly linked to student academic achievement and is an essential part of UM-Flint's commitment to continual improvement. As such, UM-Flint periodically conducts assessment reviews to determine how well we are meeting our mission and goals.
What Is Academic Assessment
UM-Flint academic programs have established learning goals and measured outcomes based on student performance. Academic departments use student performance to judge outcomes based on these goals. Results of academic assessment are used to improve academic programs and curricula.
Academic programs each set specific requirements, which may include papers, presentations, portfolios, exams, and other projects. Grades are not specifically used for academic assessment, though some programs include academic assessment activities as requirements for graduation.