Assessment Practices

Assessing shared student learning outcomes aid the department in planning, decision-making, and communication, within and beyond the Library organization about how TAL contributes to student learning at CSUSM. It will allow us to change and/or update our efforts to be as effective as possible. 


Assessment efforts in TAL are iterative, defined in scope, and manageable in size. We commit to assessment efforts that:

  • Focus and flow from clear and important goals, especially those to improve curriculum and pedagogy but also regarding planning, budgeting, and accountability.
  • Are supported with appropriate resources, including time, expertise, guidance, financial resources, support, and feedback.
  • Seek to involve the active participation of appropriate stakeholders in decisions stemming from the results.
  • Are communicated widely and transparently.

Examples of assessment activities (added soon)