Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

CMU Examples

CMU Examples

Below are links to examples provided by CMU programs to support your development of:

Direct measures1

Indirect measures2

1Direct measures require that students demonstrate their knowledge, skills, abilities, etc., for faculty to then assess whether/how well they are achieving/achieved a program outcome.  Direct measures can include exams, project artifacts, artistic work products, capstone experiences, case studies, exams, juried performances, oral presentations, papers, and portfolios.

2Indirect measures gather perceptions of how well students are achieving/achieved a learning outcome.  They can include alumni, employer, or student surveys, exit or focus group interviews, enrollment and retention data, and job placement data.  Indirect measures complement the data collected from direct measures but should not stand alone as a sole measure of student performance and program success.

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