Assessment of Student Learning
Data is collected and analyzed to establish how well the University is meeting its student learning outcomes in three areas: Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs), the WSCUC five core competencies, and Seaver College General Education. The data is analyzed by faculty, students and administrators through different university and college wide committees. Reports are developed to provide support for data driven decision making. The reports are available on this website for community viewing.
Institutional Learning Outcomes
- 2016 Core Competency Oral Communication Report
- 2016 Core Competency Oral Communication Report - Seaver
- 2015 Core Competency Written Communication Report
LiveText is a browser-based web application that enables institutions to systematically collect data for assessing student learning. Through its digital workspace, LiveText has the capability to measure assignments, journals, evaluations, and academic artifact collections, all of which are grounded in student learning outcomes and the institutional mission. The system stores and organizes data for reporting using analytics.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain a LiveText account?
If you are interested in using LiveText, please contact Xizhu Wang to request an account.
I have an account, but I need some help starting.
- Assessment Tutorial: How to assess a student assignment
- How to complete a AIS Report in LiveText
- How to review an AIS Report in LiveText
- How to complete an assignemnt in LiveText - ILO Project
- LiveText Purposeful Assessment Planning
- LiveText Help Center
- LiveText Webinar Training (ongoing): Schedule & Descriptions and Registration
Is there a support team at Pepperdine that can help me?
- Technical Support: Xizhu Wang
- Assessment Consultant: Lisa Bortman
- Seaver College: Xizhu Wang and Kailee Rogers
- Graziadio School of Business and Management: James Berneking
- School of Law: Katie Dodds and Michael Vogt
- Graduate School of Education And Psychology: Amy Tuttle-Guerrero
- School of Public Policy: Michael Shires
- Student Life: Brad Dudley
This page contains resources that should be helpful at any stage of assessment. National Organizations contains information about assessment as well as workshops and conferences. Assessment Glossary defines common terms used in assessment literature. Assessment Tools redirects to the University's assessment management software, LiveText. University Websites contains a list of links to assessment websites at other Universities. The Assessment Guides provides informational guidebooks that can assist with the development of student learning outcomes, rubrics ,and multimodal assessment methodologies.