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Educational Effectiveness

Aquinas Institute of Theology measures its educational effectiveness by evaluating degree program outcomes through a course-embedded assessment process for all of its academic programs. Educational effectiveness in all programs also is assessed in terms of average time of completion for graduation.

Degree Program Outcomes (DPOs)


DPO Assessment

Aquinas Institute assesses DPOs by identifying specific courses that can suitably measure the various outcomes. The instructor provides the students with an assignment for this evaluation and prepares the appropriate rubrics. Upon completion of the assignment, the instructor will measure the assignment by means of the designated rubrics, using a 5-point scale (1-5). The instructor then submits to the Assessment Committee the score for each student's assignment and an aggregate score for the entire course.