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Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Palmer Theological Seminary’s mission is to preach the whole Gospel to the whole world through whole persons.  To realize this mission, the Seminary is dedicated to educational excellence and has developed a culture of assessment to assure its attainment.

While the entire seminary community collaborates in the creation of this culture, the value of this educational assessment data inheres in the articulation of clearly defined student learning assessment outcomes and benchmarks by the Seminary’s Academic Program Directors who submit Student Learning Assessment Plans in October and End-of-the-Year Student Learning Assessment Reports in May.  These plans and reports, as well as evaluative rubrics, are posted on the IE I SL Palmer Theological Seminary BlackBoard site: https://eastern.blackboard.com.

For the 2012-2013 academic year, 80% of the reported programmatic student learning assessment benchmarks were met or exceeded.