Objectives and Measures for Assessment – Randall University

Objectives and Measures for Assessment

Program Objectives and Measures Used for Assessing Student Learning

The Learning Objectives of the students in each degree program are assessed on a regular basis. The following table is an example of how, both formal and informal, measures are used for each Bachelor Degree Program at Randall University. This is under the Direction of Carla Krueger, Director of Assessment, and the Assessment Committee. The Institution uses these results as they measure improvement of students throughout their degree programs and their Core Curriculum including general education requirements.

General Education

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrating critical thinking and problem solving skills (General Psychology, Ethics, Apologetics, Math courses, Science Courses)
  • Use of effective communication (English Comp and required courses across the curriculum)
  • Demonstrating knowledge in Civics, Ethics, and Stewardship (Government, Christian Ethics, American History, General Psychology)
  • Demonstrate knowledge in Aesthetic Analysis (Humanities)
  • Analysis of research in the areas of Behavioral Sciences, Science. & Technology (General Psychology, Science, Computer course)
  • Interpret and analyze global/diverse and historic perspectives (Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, General Psychology, American History)
  • Synthesize, analyze, and demonstrate knowledge of the Bible (Bible Lit I & II)
  • Demonstrate and Practice Christian Scriptures and traditions (Chapel attendance, communion and foot washing service).

Measures Used

  • Sophomore Testing (ETS Heighten)
  • Course grades
  • Projects and assignments
  • Focus groups
  • Required writing and presentation assignments/exams/Research papers and reflections
  • Community Service forms
  • Participation in original research project – General Psychology
  • Student Surveys
  • Key Assessment aligned with the institutions core values and program objectives

Sample Group Measured

  • Sophomores standardized testing and compared to national norms
  • Various levels of students
  • Juniors (focus groups)
  • Graduating Senior Focus group
  • All students are asked to provide feedback through student surveys, library surveys, student evaluation of instruction, and focus groups
Business Administration
Exercise Science
Christian Ministry
Master of Public Administration
Master of Arts in Ministry

Additional Information

  • Refer to the campus-wide Assessment Plan for more detailed Assessment information
  • Refer to the School of Education Handbook for the Education Assessment Process
  • Refer to the Director of Professional & Online studies for detailed information on these programs
  • The Randall Masters Degree Programs have an assessment program that is under the direction of Dr. Timothy Eaton and Dr. Paulette Jones.

For more complete information about Randall's degree programs, please visit our Programs of Study section.