Educational Effectiveness

Palmer 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. For the 2015-16 academic year, 86.7 percent of the reported programmatic student learning assessment benchmarks were met or exceeded.