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Academic Assessment

Academic Assessment

The Office of Academic Assessment facilitates 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 degree and certificate programs consistent with the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)
  • Oversees assessment of the TWU Core and assists in the facilitation of undergraduate periodic program review 
  • Creates reporting templates, assessment plans, preparation guidelines, resources, and training materials for documentation of Academic Institutional Improvement and Core Assessment
  • 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 and institutional 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 performance
  • 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.”