Walden University participated in the Academy for Assessment of Student Learning sponsored by our regional accreditor, The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, from 2006 through 2011.
Walden was one of 46 colleges and universities accepted into the academy its first year (2006–07). Institutions accepted into the academy agree to work with other participating institutions on a multiyear sequence of activities to share “best practices” and innovations in learning outcomes assessment. Participation lasts for four years, but Walden University opted to participate for a fifth year in order to further continue and complete plans.
Each institution in the academy selects, plans, and implements projects to:
As part of its role in the academy, Walden shared its work on learning outcomes assessment with other colleges and universities as well as assessment mentors Dr. Kelly Funk (Michigan State University), Dr. Jenell Bramlage (University of Northwestern Ohio), and Dr. Robert Mundhenk (Visiting Scholar, HLC). Walden University was also asked to share its experience and accomplishments with other universities entering the Assessment Academy via a conference presentation.
The Assessment Academy Team for Walden included:
Walden University currently has two individuals who serve as mentors for other universities going through the Assessment Academy process. These individuals review and give feedback on the plans submitted by the other institutions in order to assist them in strengthening their institution’s assessment processes.
Learn more about how Walden measures the quality of its programs to support student learning. Request information, call 1-866-492-5336 in the United States, or see a list of international phone numbers.