Lawrence Tech is a student-centered, comprehensive, teaching university with focused, technologically-oriented professional programs.
As a student-centered university, Lawrence Tech demonstrates its commitment to educational achievement and improvement through ongoing assessment of student learning.
The University Assessment Committee has developed undergraduate and graduate learning outcomes assessed at both the University Level and the Program Level.
Undergraduate Learning Outcomes:
Undergraduate University Level Outcomes encompass the following five learning outcomes of LTU's "general education" core curriculum program:
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Scientific Analysis
- Graphical Communication
Graduate Learning Outcomes:
Graduate University Level Outcomes encompass the following overarching set of four graduate learning outcomes
- Advanced Knowledge
The University Assessment Committee (UAC) comprises of the Director of Assessment, faculty representatives from each academic department, the Assistant Provost, a representative from the Department of Institutional Research, and the Director of eLearn. The UAC coordinates policy and procedures related to Colleges and University assessment activities. The committee's principal responsibility, as stated in the faculty handbook is to promote improvements in learning through implementation of the Universiy's plan for academic assessment.
The UAC has developed a detailed plan and process for assessing learning outcomes of Lawrence Tech students for all Educational Outcomes. The University Educational Outcomes are assessed using te University Core Curriculum whereas the discipline-specific outcomes are assessed at the Academic Departments Level through a process that secure the assessment of each academic program's learning outcomes.
University Assessment Reports
All academic departments submit annual assessment reports to the University Assessment Committee. The academic year reports are filed in the following fall semester. These reports are reviewed by the Assessment Committee and are also discussed with the Dean, Department Chair, Director of Assessment, and Assistant Provost at a special review meeting. Annual assessment reports are posted to this web page in the following spring semester.