Learning Outcomes Assessment

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About the Department of Learning Outcomes Assessment

The Learning Outcomes Assessment (LOA) office oversees and supports all Penn State campuses in:

  • Undergraduate degree assessment (both baccalaureate and associate)
  • Assessment support for undergraduate disciplinary communities and shared degree communities (same degree on multiple campuses)
  • Graduate degree assessment (master’s and doctorate)
  • Undergraduate and graduate certificate assessment (credit and non-credit)
  • General education assessment
  • University-wide studies of undergraduate and graduate education

The LOA office coordinates University-wide strategy for learning outcomes assessment and completes education studies of undergraduate and graduate education in consultation with the University Committee for Assessment of Learning (UCAL).

LOA staff provide one-on-one consultations and customized workshops that are tailored to the needs of campuses, colleges or degree programs. To schedule a consultation or custom workshop, contact loa@psu.edu

The LOA staff also offer University-wide workshops on course and program assessment. Scheduled events are listed on our Events page