Design Institute of San Diego continually assesses student learning in a number of ways. We evaluate grades and capstone projects, ask students how confident they are in their skills, and survey employers to ensure that our graduates have the skills they need to succeed professionally.
INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Communication: Graduates communicate effectively in a variety of contexts through oral, written and visual means.
- Critical Thinking & Quantitative Reasoning: Graduates critically analyze, synthesize and interpret ideas, information, and quantitative data in a variety of contexts.
- Information Literacy: Graduates recognize the value of information, strategically search for and access it, evaluate its authority and relevance, and use it ethically and effectively.
- Creativity: Graduates demonstrate creativity in problem solving.
- Global Context: Graduates appropriately incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in their work.
- Student learning is regularly assessed in a variety of ways, including grades, feedback from instructors and industry professionals, and the evaluation of senior capstone projects.
- As a college that prepares students for careers in interior design and allied fields, one of the most important indicators of student success is the surveys of industry professionals who employ DISD externs and graduates. In these surveys, employers rate how well those externs and graduates meet their employers’ expectation in a variety of skill areas. Year after year, employers tell us that the majority of externs and almost all graduates meet or exceed their expectations in almost every area. The combined results of the last three years, for selected skills, are below. Every DISD student is required to complete an externship, under the supervision of a professional designer, prior to graduation, and most students complete their externship at the end of their third year.