The Assessment Certificate Program (ACP) is a workshop-based program designed to provide training and support for faculty and staff engaged in the assessment of student learning. This program is a collaboration between DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago and is offered jointly by the following offices:
- DePaul University’s Division of Student Affairs
- DePaul University’s Office for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
- Loyola University’s Division of Student Development
- Loyola University’s Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
This collaboration, both between universities and between academic and student affairs, allows faculty and staff at both institutions to interact with and learn from a wide variety of faculty and staff involved in many different aspects of student learning in higher education. We believe that this interaction provides a richer experience for everyone involved. Any faculty member, staff member, or student from either institution is eligible to participate in either the entire Assessment Certificate Program or in individual workshops.
A brief online module that provides an overview to the ACP is available here.
Steps to Complete Certificate
Individuals wishing to receive an assessment certificate must take an introductory workshop and culminating workshop at their own institutions, plus four additional workshops of the participants’ choosing from either DePaul or Loyola. All certificate recipients will also need to propose and complete a culminating project of their choosing. After registering for the ACP, participants have two years to complete the program.
- Register for the Assessment Certificate Program.
- Attend the online Introduction to Assessment workshop associated with your home institution.*
- Attend four core assessment workshops based on your interests and needs.
- Propose and complete a culminating project based on your assessment interests and needs.
- Attend a final workshop to present and discuss your culminating project.
- Receive your Certificate
* Please be aware that while it makes sense for you to take this workshop first, it is not required that you do so.