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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


External Documents

Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness: Understanding Middle States Expectations [pdf]

Middle States Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation (2014, Revised) [pdf]