The assessment program at Missouri State is designed to assist in the development and maintenance of the highest quality programs and services. The information gathered in this process is used by University administrators, department heads, the faculty and staff to evaluate and improve both academic and non-academic offerings. Because the success of this program requires widespread cooperation from the entire university community, it is the policy of Missouri State that all students are expected to participate in the assessment process. This participation may include, but not be limited to: the assessment and evaluation of basic skills, general education, programs in the majors and minors, continuing education, and surveys of the various components of the students’ educational experiences. The Center for Assessment implements the University’s assessment program and provides faculty with unique opportunities for enhancement of instruction and student learning.