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Assessment at the University of Northern Colorado

The Office of Assessment promotes program quality and student learning by providing leadership, support, and training on effective assessment practices. We aim to be a dynamic and supportive partner to members of the University community and a national model for effective practice by encouraging:

  • Excellence in assessment and evaluation;
  • Collaboration with University personnel and programs;
  • Continuous adaptation and improvement;
  • Value-added support and training; and
  • Ethical practice.

Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators, we will:

  1. Facilitate program review and accreditation;
  2. Provide technical support in the development and implementation of assessment activities;
  3. Prepare and disseminate internal and external reports of assessment findings;
  4. Enhance faculty and staff knowledge and proficiency in the use of effective assessment;
  5. Plan, implement, and evaluate institution-wide assessments of student needs and outcomes and other institutional priorities;
  6. Support and/or conduct special research projects related to student, program, and institutional assessment;
  7. Promote a community of assessment scholarship through presentations and publications; and
  8. Recognize and celebrate innovative and successful assessment practices.

Assessment News

Mini Grants

The Office of Assessment and the University Assessment Council sponsor an annual assessment mini-grant competition for individuals, programs, or departments to develop and improve assessment practices related to course or program-level student learning outcomes assessment.  Each year, ten or more grants of up to $1500 are awarded.  Information about current and previous grant recipients is available here.