Key Swarthmore Documents
Academic Department Review — guidelines
Academic Program Reviews — guidelines
Reporting Template for Academic Departments
Reporting Template for Administrative and Co-curricular Departments
(Academic Assessment Plan - 2006 document [pdf])
Academic Assessment Committee 2011-12 Recommended Changes to Academic Assessment Plan [pdf]
Guidance from Provost Thomas Stephenson to department chairs to clarify the Course Evaluation policy. Guidance on Course Evaluations [pdf].
Swarthmore College 2009 Middle States Reaccreditation
Swarthmore College 2014 Middle States Periodic Review Report
Swarthmore College Institutional Level Goals for Student Learning
Handouts shared at Swarthmore meetings
Shared with Administrative departments, "IE - Terms Tips Records"
Shared at Academic Assessment Liaison Lunches
- Scoring Guides and Rubrics [pdf].
- Listing of departmental projects (available internally only)
- Writing Meaningful and Measurable Objectives [pdf]
- Direct and Indirect Assessment [pdf] (This is a document entitled "Evidence of Student Learning" from Middle States, with lots of examples of direct and indirect assessment.)
Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness: Understanding Middle States Expectations [pdf]
Middle States Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation (2014, Revised) [pdf]