Beyond Skills Assessment: Examining Nonacademic Changes in Urban College Students

  • Roger C. Loeb University of Michigan- Dearborn
Keywords: Higher Education, Assessment, Multimethod Assessment


In order to assess its expanded role in the process of adult socialization, a college or university must evaluate its impact not only on the traditional cognitive areas, but also on factors such as student values, attitudes, and personality. Beginning with a case study to illustrate the advantages of a multimethod approach to assessment, the article proposes a variety of techniques and uses the findings of the assessment program in a particular metropolitan university to describe the information that can be obtained.