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The Office of Academic Assessmentfacilitates and supports the dedicated work of department chairs, directors, program coordinators, and faculty in the continuous improvement of student learning and program quality of our academic degree and certificate programs at TWU. The office:
  • Develops and oversees a coordinated and systematic process for measurement of student learning outcomes across all academic programs, schools, and departments consistent with the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)
  • Coordinates student learning outcomes assessment of TWU certificate programs
  • Assists in the coordination of assessment of the TWU Core and undergraduate periodic program review
  • Creates reporting templates, assessment plans, and preparation guidelines/resources for documentation of Academic Institutional Improvement
  • Communicates expectations of student learning outcomes assessment with departments and schools
  • Utilizes best-practices in academic assessment to ensure robust assessment methods and accurate reporting
  • Conducts workshops, departmental, and one-on-one meetings to educate and offer guidance to academic units in student learning outcomes assessment and best practices of academic assessment
  • Generates SACS-COC reports specific to student learning outcomes assessment of academic degree and certificate programs
  • Provides leadership through the use of student learning assessment for academic decisions related to academic program quality and student success
  • Provides leadership in the context of institutional accreditation in use of student learning outcomes assessment to evaluate student learning and program quality

All initiatives focus on best practices in academic assessment and the continuous improvement of student learning in order to uphold the TWU Mission to offer high quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs on campus and at a distance.

Announcements

  • The 2013-14 Academic II Report (AIIR) template for degree programs is now available on the Forms & Documents web page.
  • The updated (September 2014) Academic II Assessment Plan (AIIAP) template for degree programs is now available on the Forms & Documents web page.

Deadlines

Monday, November 3, 2014 - Academic II 2013-14 Report (AIIR) and corresponding Trend Analysis for degree programs are due to the Office of Academic Advancement.