Co-Curricular Assessment 

Many programs and offices across campus engage students in learning outside of the classroom, from internship programs to student organizations to the library.  Many of these programs have articulated student learning outcomes (such as leadership skills, career knowledge, research skills) and regularly assess how well their programs facilitate student learning in targeted areas.  

Co-Curricular assessment provides UM-Dearborn with a broader picture of our students’ total and wide-ranging learning experiences.  By supplementing academic program assessment, co-curricular assessment allows us to gauge our students’ exposure to UM-Dearborn’s Goals for the Undergraduate Experience, especially the last three of those goals: Collaboration, Cultural Understanding, and Citizenship.

Co-Curricular Units' Learning Outcomes

The Co-Curricular Assessment Subcommittee collects assessment plans each fall and assessment reports each spring from the following programs, whose learning outcomes are linked below:

Resources for Assessment

Developing Learning Outcomes or Goals: 

Council of Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) 


NASPA Outcomes & Competency Areas 


Canada College, Office of Planning, Research, and Student Services


Assessment Readings: 


Planning & Reporting Assessment:

Assessment Plans:


Assessment Report Templates:


More coming soon! 


Co-Curricular Assessment Subcommittee

The Subcommittee assists in the coordination and oversight of co-curricular assessment in support of university-level assessment, utilizing a distributed model for assessment with local responsibility. The Subcommittee assists the Assessment Subcommittee in maintaining the University Assessment Plan by monitoring and supporting assessment activities in co-curricular units in Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management and Student Life. The Subcommittee charge can be read here

Subcommittee Goals:

  • Develop, execute, and oversee a plan to implement assessment activities in all relevant or applicable co-curricular units by 2023
  • Facilitate and monitor assessment and reporting activities by co-curricular units
  • Support university-wide assessment strategies by supplementing academic assessment to gauge students’ total and wide-ranging learning experiences 
Subcommittee Structure & Membership


Chair & Ex-officio: Academic Success Coordinator

Voting Members: Three staff from Academic Affairs; Three staff from Student Life; One student government representative 


Chair & Ex-Officio:

Jessica LaGrange, Academic Success Coordinator

Voting Members: 

John Taylor, Writing Center, Academic Affairs 

Daniel Merian, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Academic Affairs

Nadine Anderson, Mardigian Library, Academic Affairs

Saulo Ortiz, Office of Student Life, Student Life

TBD, Student Life

TBD, Student Life

TBD, Student Government


Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

This subcommittee will hold their first meeting in May 2018. Minutes will be shared shortly after. 

Hub for Teaching & Learning Resources

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Social Sciences Building (SSB)
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