Our Philosophy

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At UMass Lowell, the goal of assessment is to understand and improve student learning, and to engage the campus in an ongoing conversation about curricula and outcomes. We work with campus partners to design professional development opportunities that support departmental and faculty goals. Our aim is to encourage flexible, simple assessment design tailored to faculty, program, and department interests.

To structure our efforts, UMass Lowell has adopted the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Transparency Framework. The links below offer resources and examples that illustrate how assessment can benefit faculty and students.