From the Office of the Provost
Part of Cornell's continual self-examination involves assessing how well we are educating our students.
Through assessment, faculty, graduate student lecturers, and TAs engage in self-conscious goal-setting and evaluation in order to improve student learning.
An essential component of good educational practice, assessment promotes a reflective, scholarly approach to teaching, and is consistent with contemporary approaches to higher education that emphasize the importance of engaging students in the learning process.
See the Office of the Provost's Assessment of Student Learning site.
The Center for Teaching Innovation offers assessment resources as well.