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SAS Department and Program Assessment

The School of Arts and Sciences uses assessment as an important tool in maintaining excellence in undergraduate education. SAS emphasizes sustainable, efficient, and authentic assessments that provide valid practical information for decision-making about how to improve student learning outcomes in both general education and in majors and minors, and in promoting a culture of continuous improvement based on evidence in our administrative support for students and faculty.

The SAS faculty Assessment Committee, along with the SAS Dean's office, oversees department based assessment of learning goals for specific majors and minors. Guidance in developing assessment plans is available in  document Developing a Program Assessment Plan .

The SAS departments' programmatic learning goals are available on SAS and department web pages and in the official catalog. Departments submit annual assessment reports on or before June 15th of every year that include:

  • the learning goals for their major(s) and/or minor(s)
  • the strategy or site for student achievement of these learning goal(s)
  • a description of least one direct measure of student learning outcomes, and the benchmarks for these; a summary of the results of the assessment(s); and
  • planned or implemented changes in light of the results, as well as a projected timeline for the follow-up re-assessment of student outcomes on the goal(s).


  pdf Executive Council on Assessment Narrative Spring 2017  (50 KB)

  pdf (1.72 MB) pdf SAS Annual Assessment Report (1.72 MB) pdf  AY 2016-17 (1.72 MB)

  pdf Assessment Council on Learning Outcomes (ACLO) Response to Spring 2017 Learning Outcome Assessment Report (46 KB)

  pdf Review of the SAS annual assessment report and the Core Curriculum assessment report 2017 (34 KB)

  pdf Core Curriculum Assessment (1.20 MB) pdf  2016-17 (1.20 MB)

pdf Memo to Undergraduate Program Directors on SAS Program Assessment 2015-16 (51 KB)

  pdf SAS Annual Assessment Report, AY 2015-16 (932 KB)

  pdf Executive Council on Assessment (ECA) Response,
SAS Program Assessment AY 2015-16 (118 KB)

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