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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

The Office of Assessment is pleased to welcome the 2016/2017 Assessment Fellows.  Following a highly competitive selection process, the following faculty will serve as new Faculty Assessment Fellows in the next academic year: Aaron Haberman, Associate Professor of History, Molly Jameson, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, and Josh Packard, Assistant Professor of Sociology.  Lyda Ellis, Associate Professor, University Libraries, will continue providing campus leadership on assessment by serving as Senior Faculty Assessment Fellow.  Congratulations to all!