The mission of Martin Luther College is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and who are competent to proclaim The Word of God faithfully and in accord with the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord.

To fulfill this mission, Martin Luther College carries out all instruction and programs of student life according to the gospel as revealed in the inspired and inerrant Word of God.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the college desires

  • To strengthen the student in a consecrated spirit of love for God and his Word;
  • To educate the student for faithful, capable, intelligent citizenship in today’s world;
  • To assist the student in acquiring the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for service in the church and for lifelong learning; and
  • To encourage the student in developing and demonstrating a heart for service in the church, community, and world.

The mission statement of our college is the foundation upon which assessment has and will continue to be built.  Martin Luther College began assessment on a formal basis during the 2003-2004 school year. An assessment committee was appointed to oversee this process. This Phase I work continued in this fashion until the 2009-2010 school year. A director of assessment was appointed to coordinate the assessment efforts along with the with the assessment committee beginning with the 2010-2011 school year. The first three years of Phase II of assessment was dedicated to formally organizing the assessment process and adding an annual Assessment Day for divisions and committees to carry out the process of assessment.

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year MLC will begin with Phase III of assessment. This phase will take us to the next visit of the Higher Learning Commission, which will take place during the 2018-2019 school year. During Phase III we will be taking a closer look at the majors within each division. This new phase has been able to be put in place because of the work of the recently formed General Education Committee.

In addition to divisional assessment, the director of assessment will continue to conduct surveys as a way of gaining indirect assessment information regarding our preparation of students for ministry. The surveys, along with the divisional assessment of MLC’s programs by using student learning outcomes, will help MLC train the next generation to serve in public ministry.

To God be the glory!