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University Assessment Council

The University Assessment Council (UAC) is the coordinating resource for assessment and data-driven efforts to continuously improve instruction, student performance, academic effectiveness, co-curricular programs, student support services, and administrative functions on campus. 

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Assessment News

Summer 2018

AY 2017-18 saw some great assessment work done around the institution. Here are just a few different examples.

The College of Creative Arts marries assessment of all of its GEF courses with assessment of the college's own learning outcomes. That project has begun to uncover what competencies its students generally struggle with and will lead to a more nuanced assessment in the future.

The department of Biology received top marks in Eberly's annual assessment review. The program is exemplary for its range of direct assessment measures, the number of courses that are evaluated from across the program, the alignment of those courses with the program learning outcomes, the evidence it collects and analyzes, and, most importantly, the way it ties its assessment practices to program and curricular improvement!

The institution completed analysis of over 400 reported academic dishonesty violations and will have an informational workshop on October 9th to discuss the results in more depth. The institution's new Director of Academic Integrity will also partner with the Executive Director of Student Conduct and the Director of Academic Excellence and Assessment to develop strategies to improve a variety of issues highlighted in the analysis.

Spring 2018

The Assessment Council completed it's overhaul of the program review process. The results of its work can be viewed on the new program review website.

There will be a workshop on the new process on September 7th at 10:30 am in room 104 of the Downtown Library. Colleges and departments may also contact the Director of Assessment directly for assistance.

AY 2018-19 will see the Council turn its attention to common data requests across the institution and developing some common reports and dashboards for those requests.

Fall 2017

The University Assessment Council (UAC) successfully completed the following projects which are available for review here:

1. Provision of all programs under program review in AY 17-18 with front-loaded student data and faculty productivity data.
2. A review of the GEC-to-GEF transition process revealed an assessment issue that placed a temporary moratorium on new GEF courses until it is resolved.

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