Our Mission

The Trinity College Office of Assessment is the institutional research arm of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. Our mission is to provide on-going analysis and research on Duke's undergraduate curriculum, courses, departments and programs in efforts to improve student learning at Duke. In addition, we serve as a resource for departments and faculty. Areas of investigation include, but are not limited to:

  • course evaluations,
  • curricular requirements,
  • academic performance,
  • academic advising,
  • program and department level assessment,
  • assessment of student learning outcomes, and
  • grant related assessment.

The office works collaboratively with other university offices and constituencies to address questions raised by undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and university administrators. This collaboration involves development of project goals, measuring instruments (such as on-line surveys and focus groups), statistical analysis, and reporting mechanisms. The office also consults with programs regarding their use of electronic portfolios.

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