The College of Wooster has two primary purposes for assessment of student learning.  First, a program in assessment monitors how well the College is fulfilling Academic Curriculum (A Wooster Education), including how successfully the College is achieving the general education requirements established in its Mission Statement; how well each academic department and program is meeting its student learning goals; and how effectively academic support units are assisting in attaining student learning goals.  Second, a program in assessment ensures that there are well-defined feedback processes, which include budgeting and resource-allocation processes, based upon the use of data-driven decision making, to improve student learning in the general education curriculum and in the majors and minors.