As part of its accreditation efforts, UMKC participated in the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)’s Academy for Assessment of Student Learning for the past six years. UMKC’s primary initiatives for the Academy have centered on revising and assessing General Education, as well as assessing every academic degree.
Based on the ongoing and extensive efforts of faculty and staff, UMKC was selected as a “showcase” institution for the Higher Learning Commission Assessment Academy Results Forum earlier this year. During the Results Forum, Leah Gensheimer, Drew Bergerson and Nathan Lindsay outlined UMKC’s progress and shared best practices with faculty and administrators from across the country. At the end of the presentation, Bergerson and Lindsay were asked to serve as Assessment Academy Mentors for other institutions in the coming years.
To learn more about UMKC’s assessment initiatives, please see the UMKC Assessment Academy Impact Report for the HLC (http://www.umkc.edu/assessment/downloads/UMKC_Impact_Report_HLC_3-25-13.pdf), or the university’s assessment website: http://www.umkc.edu/assessment/index.cfm