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The Youngstown State University Institute for Teaching and Learning coordinates and supports continuous improvement activities across campus, including academic, co-curricular, and general education program student learning assessment. We support the accreditation standards of the Higher Learning Commission by assisting faculty and staff in systematic, comprehensive assessment and improvement of student learning. The Youngstown State University Mission and 2020 Strategic Plan guide our work in building a positive culture of assessment, using data responsibly to improve institutional practice, and using assessment to support and promote student success. A systematic feedback loop also enables both academic and co-curricular units to share information about student learning with students, faculty, staff, and appropriate organizations. All information is shared in aggregate form only, and confidentiality of individual students is safeguarded. If assessment information is shared beyond internal efforts of program improvement or accreditation, departments and the Institute for Teaching and Learning abide by the Institutional Review Board guidelines at YSU and FERPA regulations, as appropriate.

For more information, visit the Institute for Teaching and Learning's Assessment page.