College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
One of DAA's functions is to promote student success and achievement through greater accountability for student learning, and support a cycle of outcomes assessment and continuous program and course improvement.
The fundamental question asked in the accreditation process is, "Is the institution fulfilling its mission and achieving its goals?" This is precisely the question that assessment is designed to answer, making assessment essential to the accreditation process.
Assessment processes help to ensure that:
The College of Southern Maryland is committed to providing evidence of student learning through a transparency framework developed by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). More information about the transparency framework can be found at: http://www.learningoutcomeassessment.org/TFcomponents.htm.