If institutions are interested in improving interfaith efforts, creating cycles of assessment on their campuses is an excellent place to start. By creating ongoing cycles of assessment, educators can collect and analyze data systematically, and use that data to improve interfaith efforts on campus. This resource provides a broad overview of the assessment cycle and provides examples of what each stage could look like in practice.
Explaining the Assessment Cycle
The assessment cycle outlined below is an adaptation of several prominent models.1 The assessment cycle is composed of five stages. Ideally, the cycle would begin with stage 1 (define learning outcomes/goals) and end with stage 5 (use data to inform change/refine programming). However, because the cycle is ongoing, it is possible to pick up the cycle at any point. This resource outlines the different stages of the assessment cycle and how this may manifest in interfaith initiatives.