The following outcome statements guide our institutional assessment efforts. Our assessment targets are assessed on a cyclical basis, as outlined by the Assessment Cycle Diagram. The results of past assessment projects can be found on the Institutional Research & Reports page.
Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
These mission-driven learning outcomes are achieved and assessed by the cumulative efforts of undergraduate and graduate departments and programs, the General Education program, co-curricular divisions, and administrative institutional data experts.
General Education Learning Outcomes
The Augsburg Core Curriculum is a set of foundational coursework that is required of all Augsburg University Undergraduate Students. Although students may take a variety of different courses to satisfy these requirements, four primary learning outcome domains reflect their acquisition of the essential components of the general education coursework. Each is evaluated using modified AAC&U VALUE rubrics.
- Integrative Learning: Identify, evaluate or design solutions based on knowledge, skills, and values from multiple disciplines.
- Communication: Demonstrate effective expression of ideas.
- Quantitative Reasoning: Apply mathematical concepts to understand and solve problems.
- Values: Appraise one’s own beliefs in relation to other value systems.
Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes
The nine co-curricular learning outcomes and associated rubrics are as follows:
- Civic Engagement: Engage their communities and demonstrate a sense of agency to create positive, informed, and meaningful change.
- Global Learning: Explain one’s and others’ global impacts and perspectives, as well as collaborate effectively across social, cultural, and geographic differences in local and global contexts.
- Faith & Values: Engage critically with their own beliefs and articulate their gifts and goals for a meaningful life and work in a pluralistic context.
- Health & Wellness: Identify the broad foundations for healthy, sustainable living and apply them in demonstrable ways.
- Practical & Academic Competence: Gain skills necessary to successfully complete tasks and navigate systems relevant to academics, career, family, finances, and/or other settings.
- Intercultural Competence: Understand their own and other cultural norms and be able to communicate and to empathize effectively with individuals who do not share similar cultural backgrounds from themselves.
- Social Justice: Recognize their own identities, privileges, and biases; name and navigate systems of power and oppression; and demonstrate their agency towards creating a more socially just world.
- Interpersonal & Intrapersonal Development: Be able to work and to collaborate effectively with others, as well as develop self-awareness of personal attributes and factors that allow them to live productive lives.
- Leadership Exploration & Development: Provide facilitation, contribute, engage with conflict, and solve problems within a group setting that constructively enhance that group’s goals and initiatives.