The mission of the Office of Assessment is to support institutional-wide efforts to enhance undergraduate and graduate student learning outcomes and continuously improve teaching and learning, and support services. In support of the university mission, the primary responsibilities of the Office of Assessment include:
- Provide leadership and oversight in the university’s effort to educate and serve its diverse populations.
- Serve as a clearinghouse for direct and indirect assessment activities across campus to guarantee better coordination among departments and units.
- Provide coordination and support in cultivating and nurturing a campus-wide culture of evidence-based decision making and continuous improvement.
- Work collaboratively with various departments and units on campus in designing and determining assessment strategies, as well as overseeing the “closing the loop” process.
- Provide information to faculty and staff on strategies for collecting evidence of student learning and assisting with quantitative and qualitative analyses of assessment data to drive institutional decision-making, and to inform institutional planning.
- Serve as a central location for institutional assessment data, academic and non-academic program review, academic-support services review, student course evaluation, and assist in implementing data-driven improvements.
Academic Assessment Plan
At Adams State University, the assessment of student learning outcomes is a crucial component of all academic programs. This document presents a plan for assessing student learning outcomes at Adams State University, including both on campus and distance degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The plan explains how Adams States University assessment activities will be coordinated and managed:
Institutional Learning Outcomes
The “Adams Outcomes” (Adams State’s institutional learning outcomes) specify the knowledge, skills, and abilities that Adams State students are expected to develop as a result of their overall experiences with any aspect of Adams State, including curricular (General Education and the majors), co-curricular, and extracurricular opportunities: