Academic Assessment

Photo of Jesuit Statue in front of Hinkle HallXavier University Mission

Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Our mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually. We create learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement. In an inclusive environment of open and free inquiry, we prepare students for a world that is increasingly diverse, complex and interdependent. Driven by our commitment to educating the whole person, promoting the common good, and serving others, the Xavier community challenges and supports all our members as we cultivate lives of reflection, compassion and informed action.

Assessment at Xavier University

Xavier’s Assessment plan is guided by our mission. We recognize and are committed to the assessment of student learning through academic and co-curricular engagement. We have developed and implemented an assessment approach that embodies our strong sense of our Jesuit mission. The guiding philosophy is that assessment properly rests with the faculty and staff who teach and work in the programs that deliver the academic and student experience. It is the academic administration’s responsibility to assure that assessment is done in a uniform way across the institution and is rigorous, robust, reflective, and used to properly inform ongoing program development.  Xavier’s faculty and staff have a strong passion and pride for promoting student success. Our process allows us to demonstrate student learning and points the way toward continuous improvement, allowing us to do what we care the most about at Xavier: educating the whole person.