University Learning Outcomes and Assessment Data

As stated in the preface of the University Catalog, Grantham University “demonstrates its commitment to quality, accessible, affordable, professionally relevant education by preparing students for their professional and civic lives through course and program of study integration and assessment of five university level outcomes. These outcomes reflect the vision, mission, and core values of the University by preparing graduates with defined skill sets, as well as instilling the pursuit of academic success” in the following areas:

  • Communication-competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking-ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity-awareness of an appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities-responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning-definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

University Learning Outcomes (ULO) benchmarks for each grade level (i.e., freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) have been determined and are reflected in the rubric.

University Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate students are assessed with respect to mastery of the university level outcomes at the completion of GU299, General Education Capstone, taken at the end of their sophomore year, and as seniors in their professional capstone courses. Annual data collected from the capstone courses are provided below.


Assessment Data

College-specific assessment reports are provided, together with the University Learning Outcomes (ULO) results.

college of Engineering & Computer Science

Certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in a variety of fields ranging from engineering technology to computer science

mark skousen School of Business

Professionally relevant business certificates and degrees from associate to MBAs

college of Nursing & Allied Health

Degrees in nursing, health systems and healthcare administration

college of Arts & Sciences

Associate or bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice or multidisciplinary studies