Assessment of Student Learning


As a committee, we have agreed to adapt and accommodate new ways of conducting assessment for the upcoming 2020-21 cycle. We recognize that some programs may conduct assessment as usual, while others may face substantial and ongoing challenges in collecting and analyzing assessment data under the current conditions. 

Please read the Memo on Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Activities Guidelines: Academic Year 2020-21

Annual Assessment Reports Due: November 13, 2020

CSUDH USLOAC Checklist for Evaluating Assessment Reports 

USLOAC uses the checklist for our initial reviews of assessment reports.  The checklist covers the items that we are looking for as we review the reports. We discuss our findings and then prepare commentaries based on the discussion. The commentaries then become the basis for our annual feedback letters.

If you need any assistance or want to discuss plans for outcomes assessment, please contact Dr. Matt G. Mutchler, Director of Assessment in Academic Affairs, anytime at

This site offers a variety of tools and resources in support of the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at California State University Dominguez Hills and as a service to the campus community.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

CSUDH mission is to provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. Through a strong selection of academic programs that blend theory and practice, broadly educate students in the liberal arts and sciences, and develop students’ abilities to absorb, understand, evaluate and communicate information and knowledge, CSUDH is committed to making a positive impact on students’ individual lives and the region at large. The CSU tradition of teaching excellence lies at the heart of students’ educational experience at CSUDH.

Institutional learning outcomes are those measurable skills and competencies which are embedded within every aspect of the CSUDH experience. Student achievement of institutional learning outcomes is assessed within their academic and co-curricular experiences.

Undergraduate Institutional Learning Outcomes

Having completed general education and disciplinary specific curriculum at the baccalaureate level, a CSUDH graduate will:

  • Think critically and creatively and apply qualitative and quantitative reasoning to address complex challenges and everyday problems locally and globally. (Critical Thinking)
  • Communicate clearly and collaborate effectively in a range of social, academic, and professional contexts, both orally and in writing. (Communication)
  • Locate, evaluate, and effectively use information in pursuit of discovery as preparation for continuous lifelong learning. (Information Literacy)
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specialized discipline of study and the ability to integrate its ideas, methods, theory and practice. (Disciplinary Proficiency)
  • Develop knowledge of diversity and multicultural competencies and ways to use that knowledge to promote equity and justice at local and global levels. (Engaged Citizenry)

Graduate Institutional Learning Outcomes

At the master's level, CSUDH degree recipients will:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth, advanced knowledge base that reflects the current theories and best practices within their discipline at a graduate level. (Knowledge Base)
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform independently, both intellectually and professional, within their discipline at a graduate level. (Independent Performance)
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills reflective of styles predominant in their discipline at a graduate level. (Writing)
  • Demonstrate an ability to express advanced ideas orally at a graduate level. (Oral Expression)
  • Engage in research, scholarly or creative activity within their discipline or make meaningful contributions to their field/organization at a graduate level. (Research)
  • Demonstrate responsible ethical and professional conduct related to their discipline in all facets of their educational and professional lives. (Ethical/Professional Conduct)
  • Demonstrate skills designed to contribute to the development of their discipline or profession at the economic, social and civic policy levels. (Development of Profession)

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact the Director/Chair of Assessment, Matt G. Mutchler at