Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Program and Curriculum Evaluation

Educational Program Assessment

The Educational Program Assessment (EPA) Team provides expertise in the development and implementation of assessment for educational programs led or supported by the Poorvu Center and our partner units across campus. We use learning science and educational psychology to inform our approach. Our team oversees assessment on a range of recurring programs, involving the design, implementation, methodological approach, and the analysis and reporting of educational data.

Consultations & Support

The Educational Program Assessment Team Offers a Collaborative Approach to Provide:

  1. Program Evaluation: Support for instructors, department chairs, directors of educational programs, and Poorvu Center colleagues who are assessing learning and performance in their curriculum.

    1. Guidance for campus and department-wide teaching and learning assessment projects

    2. Development of intermediate and long-term goals for educational projects

    3. Consultation on methodologies for collecting educational data, including mixed methods approaches (e.g. surveys, focus groups, interviews, scale validation, etc.)

    4. Direct support to assess educational initiatives

  2. External and Internal Grant Proposals with Educational Components: Pedagogical expertise and support for faculty preparing grant proposals that include an educational, assessment/evaluation, or instructional technology component.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Support

Following the mission of Yale and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning to promote DEIB values, we emphasize data collection that is inclusive and considerate of the educational community. We are happy to discuss how to apply these practices to your assessments.

Contact Us

To learn more about how the EPA team can support your assessment, please contact assessment.poorvu@yale.edu.