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 Student Learning Assessment 



Assessment is the process of evaluating educational effectiveness by relating institutional program missions and goals to actual student performance for the primary purpose of enhancing learning.  The School of Business has developed a comprehensive assessment system that effectively measures student learning. The assessment process links University Outcomes, Program Goals , and Course Objectives to improve student learning.

Outcomes, Goals, & Objectives

University Outcome for Student Learning and Development
(University level)

  • Outcomes describe the actual capabilities, knowledge or qualities students should develop as a result of their educational experiences.
  • Outcomes, the end-products of the instructional process, may be observable or internal changes in the learner.  This shifts the focus from objectives derived often from content or textbook outlines to objectives based on desired changes in the learner. 
  • Student outcome statements describe what students typically are able to do as a consequence of a program of planned learning activities.

School of Business Student Learning Program Goals (Program level)

As commonly used in education, goals are rather broad and general descriptions of the long term aims of a whole curriculum or learning area.  Goals tend to provide an indication of the philosophical base of a curriculum and thus are intended to provide a general orientation for the development of the curriculum.

Objectives(Course level)

Objectives are rather narrow in scope and - over a whole curriculum or course -may be many in number.  They are sometimes called specific objectives although what they specify varies widely.  A course objective may identify particular desired results of an academic course or a set of activities carried out within a set time frame by a University office or division.

 Results of assessment activities


Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

Orvis receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Bruce Orvis, associate professor in Slippery Rock University’s School of Business, was honored Saturday as the 2013-14 recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as part of the University’s annual Academic Honors Convocation.

SRU cited as a Best Regional University by U.S. News
Slippery Rock University has again been included in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges with a “Best Regional University - North” ranking.

SRU Alpha Kappa Psi honorary earns ‘Chapter of Year’ award
The Slippery Rock University chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, Iota Upsilon, was named a “Chapter of the Year” award recipient for its accomplishments during the 2013-14 year.

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity with more than 220 chapters on college campuses across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.

Delta Mu Delta outstanding student
Ms. Abby Schon, a member of the newly established business honorary, has been selected by the Delta Mu Delta central office as the regional outstanding student of business.



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