Office of the Provost

Academic Assessment

Academic Assessment is the systematic and ongoing method of gathering, analyzing and using information from measured outcomes to improve student learning.

Academic assessment identifies the student learning outcomes, measures whether the department is achieving the student learning outcomes, and provides steps for improvement based on the results of data. The purpose of academic assessment is to improve the quality of educational programs by improving student learning.

Academic Assessment Committee

Members of the Academic Assessment Committee

Academic Assessment Plans

The assessment plans are based on student learning outcomes for academic departments and programs for the academic year. More »

Form and Deadlines

The Southwestern University Academic Assessment Plan template, to be used by Department and Program Departments for developing unit missions, goals, and criteria for success as part of the SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation process. More »