It has become quite apparent that in Higher Education our focus is on our process of assessment. Our accreditation agencies are questioning our assessment activities and our methods of obtaining objective and comparative data. The CST Examination has provided an assessment instrument which meets the expectations of the institution and our accreditation agencies. Vincennes University's Surveying Program has used the CST National Exam since 1991. Within this program's first two years students are given both Level I & II. These exams provide the student with both the experience of taking a National Examination and provided the department with national comparison data.
I would encourage you to examine the value of this examination for providing assessment data for both course and programs. We have been extremely pleased with the examination and the data it has provided for our accreditation agencies.
Arthur H. Haase, Dean (Retired)
Vincennes University, Technology Division
CST Board Chair