Author: Ronald R. Rubenfield, Robert Morris University

Assessing outcomes has always been an integral part of an instructor’s educational responsibilities. Historically, assessment was a confidential matter not externally reported even in the aggregate. Recently, however, there has been a push from constituents such as trustees, potential students, government entities and accrediting organizations to document educational outcomes. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has been particularly out front in requiring assessment of learning as a reportable standard necessary in achieving and maintaining accreditation.

This article is from the Accounting Instructor’s Resource, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

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