Student Outcomes

Adler Graduate School strives to make our student outcome data accessible and transparent. Student outcomes are a collection of performance indicators and/or statements that clearly state the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies that students are expected to acquire at an institution of higher education. We collect and analyze data in three core areas that informs institutional decision-making, improvement planning, problem identification, curriculum planning, goal setting, faculty development, course revision, program review, and accountability.

What we Measure

1. Student learning and Instruction: 

Student Learning Outcomes are used to assess student learning and to determine decisions we make regarding curriculum and student experiences. Please see our Student Learning Outcomes page to review our student learnng outcomes and our curricuum maps for each of our programs.

  • Program Learning Outcomes (Student learning outcomes state what students are expected to know or be able to do upon completion of a course or program).
  • Course and Faculty Surveys 
  • Exit Survey Data
  • Student Dispositions
  • Academic Portfolios
  • Student Professional Development
  • Faculty Performance

2. Academic Program Effectiveness:

A measure of academic program effectives includes evaluating our programs, systems, and student retention, persistence, and completion rates. 

  • Program Reviews
  • Field Experience Data
  • Quality of Advising
  • Student Preparedness Data
  • Accuracy and Relevancy of Program Documents, Systems, and Tools
  • Retention, Persistence, and Completion Rates (One of the key performance indicators in Adler Graduate School’s institutional effectiveness plan is the tracking of student persistence, attrition, retention, and graduation rates in order to identify areas for improvement.) The institution collects and analyzes data on specific indicators by using IPEDS definitions and methodologies. AGS also tracks graduation rates and post-graduate opportunities for students. The below reports are from the Office of the Registrar.

3. Career Outcomes: 

When students graduate from AGS they enter into service careers or professional work focused on transforming society through social interest in action. We support outreach efforts and recognize the importance of community engagement. For example, our Art Therapy Service Center and our School Counseling Service Center provide students hands on training and professional development opportuniites. View our employment statistics, occupational outlook report for the state of MN, and what our students and alums have accomplished. We collect data on: