Cincinnati Bible Seminary
Measures of Educational Effectiveness
CBS uses several indicators to determine the effectiveness of its academic programs (MDiv, MAR, MAC):
- Rubrics are used to score Indicator Assignments that are designed to provide evidence of student attainment of specified learning outcomes.
- Students in practical courses receive evaluation of their practical skills through a variety of experiences that provide supervised feedback on performance (internships, practica, supervised ministry/leadership experiences)
- Capstone experiences elicit additional data regarding students’ attainment of outcomes at the end of their programs (MDiv – Oral Comprehensive Exam; MAR – Research Capstone; MAC – Internship and Candidacy Exam).
- Composite GPAs for graduates are calculated for each degree program each year and are broken down into the four major areas of study (Bible, Theology, History, and Practical). These provide an overall evidence of student mastery of the key disciplines.
- The ATS Graduating Student Questionnaire and the CBS Exit Interview both elicit student feedback regarding their end-of-experience perceptions regarding what they have learned, where they are heading after graduation, and the quality of their experience in terms of faculty, facilities, learning methods, and other issues.
Educational Effectiveness Results
For a current look at the CBS Educational Effectiveness results, review the CBS Assessment Report. The sections on Quality of Student Learning and Quality of Courses and Teaching provide the primary evidences for Educational Effectiveness.
2012-Seminary Assessment Report