Assurance of Learning

Assurance of Learning

Teaching and learning are central to CBE's mission. The College is committed to delivering high quality academic programs and producing graduates that are well prepared for successful and fulfilling careers.

The College strives to continuously improve its academic programs. Its Assurance of Learning (AoL) program is the formal mechanism by which continuous improvement is implemented. The AoL program assures that learning goals and objectives are developed for each academic program, student performance is systematically measured, assessment results are reviewed by the faculty, and curriculum is reviewed and revised as needed to continuously improve the College's academic programs.

CBE's AoL program has five primary benefits to the College and its stakeholders:

  1. Clearly defined learning goals and objectives for each of CBE's academic programs communicate to all stakeholders the primary learning outcomes of each academic program.
  2. Assessment of student achievement with respect to learning goals and objectives provides the faculty with data on student attainment and helps identify curricular strength and weakness.
  3. Systematic review and revision of curriculum results in continuous improvement. The assessment process contributes to a culture within the College of accountability and continuous improvement.
  4. Assessment part of the assurance of learning process is required both by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

In addition to the formal AoL program CBE also measure the success of its programs through a wide variety of external measures such as alumni surveys, professional exams, feedback from employers of our graduates, and career surveys.

These internal and external measures provide the College with information it needs to provide high quality, rigorous, and relevant academic programs.


Learning Goals and Objectives by Degree Program

Business Administration, Accounting, Manufacturing Supply Chain Management

PDF icon Learning Goals and Objectives - Bellingham Campus

PDF icon Learning Goals and Objectives - Poulsbo Campus

PDF icon Assessment Schedule Bellingham Campus 

PDF icon Assessment Schedule - Poulsbo Campus

Financial Economics

Learning Goals
Assessment Schedule

MBA Program

Learning Goals MBA

PDF icon Traditional and Accelerated Cohort - Assessment Schedule

PDF icon Part-Time/Evening Cohort Assessment Schedule

PDF icon Professional Program/Weekend Cohort - Assessment Schedule

Economics Degree Programs

PDF icon Assessment Plan - Economics

Business and Sustainability Degree

PDF icon Business and Sustainability Assess and Eval Schedule

PDF icon Business and Sustainability Where Assessed

Master in Public Accounting Degree

PDF icon MPAcc Program Assess and Eval Schedule

PDF icon MPAcc Where Assessed



Contact Us

Wing Fok, Ph.D.
Chair, Assurance of Learning Committee
Associate Dean
College of Business and Economics