Ancell School of Business

Ancell Assurance of Learning Information

“The Ancell School of Business strives to transform our students into graduates who are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of employers and the global economy.”


To learn more about the steps Ancell takes and the resources we use to ensure student learning, we invite you to review the information and links below.

Assurance of Student Learning

The Ancell School of Business is committed to the assessment of student learning for purposes of the ongoing improvement of student learning, curriculum, programs, and services offered by the School of Business and for accreditation.

Assessment activities at ASB may take the form of surveys, standardized tests, program evaluation forms, focus groups, student reflective activities, or any of a variety of other forms. Assessments may be administered both inside and outside of the classroom. Some assessments may be voluntary; others may be required.

Assessment-related data are kept confidential for individual students and are released only in aggregate form. Unless the assessment tool is also part of the assignments for a course, student performance in the assessment activity does not affect course grades or progress toward graduation. As part of some assessments, students may receive a report on their performance.

Learning Goals

For more information on the Learning Goals for Undergraduate students.

For more information on the Learning Goals for Graduate MBA students.

For more information on the Learning Goals of the Graduate MHA program.


Ancell Assessment Tools

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Conferences and Organizations

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

The Council for Higher Education and Accreditation (CHEA)

New England Educational Assessment Network (NEEAN)

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

Western Connecticut State University Assessment Pages



ASSESS Listserv, University of Kentucky

Assessment Commons

Assessment Update Wiley Online Assessment Journal

VALUE Rubrics from AAC&U


Faculty Development at Western

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)



Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (2012) [pdf]. New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability. Retrieved from Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) website.

A Simple Model for Learning Improvement: Weigh Pig, Feed Pig, Weigh Pig (2014 [pdf]. Fulcher, Keston H., Megan R. Good, Chris M. Coleman, and Kristen L. Smith. Retrieved from National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) website.