The State University of New York at Fredonia regularly assesses its academic programs as part of its constant effort to improve them. Program assessment often involves testing students to measure their accomplishments in relation to program goals, or questioning them about their experiences and reactions. Usually, the results of the tests and questionnaires do not become part of the student’s record, but rather help the university measure the success of its teaching and course requirements. In other words, student views and outcomes provide information that is essential if the university is to help students learn more effectively. Accordingly, all students are expected to take assessment examinations or answer assessment questionnaires if they are chosen to do so.