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Annual Assessment Reports

Assessment of Student Learning


All annual reports are next due in summer 2016. 

Due June 1, 2016- College of Arts & Sciences and College of Health Sciences

Due June 15, 2016 - College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Due June 30, 2016 - College of Education and College of Law

Due July 1, 2016 - College of Business and All Schools & Programs not formally in a college

Due July 15, 2016 - College of Engineering & Applied Science


  • Department chairs/heads must provide a summary of the department's assessment activities annually using the report templates below.
  • Assessment reports are due to your college dean in either June or July 2016. Check with your dean for your specific college due date.
  • Chairs/heads are required to report on a minimum of ONE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM and ONE GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM annually beginning in 2014-2015.
  • As part of new requirements of Academic Affairs, chairs/heads must submit assessment reports for MASTERS LEVEL degree programs in summer 2015 and for DOCTORAL LEVEL degree programs by summer 2016.
  • After these two initial "phase in" years for required reporting for graduate programs, future reporting frequency will depend on the current tier status of a program. The required reporting will be as follows: Tier 1 programs once every three years as long as Tier 1 status is maintained; Tier 2 programs once every two years; and Tier 3 programs annually. 
  • Departments are required to submit a report for at least one undergraduate program annually regardless of tier status.
  • The University Assessment Coordinators will review both your undergraduate and graduate assessment reports and provide written feedback to each department on how assessment can be improved in the upcoming year. Department chairs/heads will receive their written feedback by September of each year.
  • If you do not know the Tier status for a particular program or want to confirm report due dates, please check the links below under "Current Tier Status and Reporting Dates" or contact Mark Lyford. Also, please check the links below for definitions of what constitutes a Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 assessment program.


  • Review the written feedback you received from the University Assessment Coordinators last year. If you do not have it, please contact Mark Lyford.
  • Review the updated resource page specific to graduate program assessment.
  • Talk to your college's assessment coordinator for guidance about which degree program(s) to write about and whether your department should submit a report for more than one undergraduate OR whether you should consider grouping together more than one program for assessment purposes. We cannot write a one size fits all piece of advice as the colleges and programs are organized very differently.
  • Ask your college's assessment coordinator, Erika Prager, or Mark Lyford to review your report in advance of submitting it to determine if you are on track.
  • Please do not wait until the last minute to work on your assessment project or this report. This is something that takes time and with a little feedback on the front end, your project and report can be significantly improved prior to submission.

Tier 1 Programs

Tier 2 Programs

Tier 3 Programs

Current Tier Status and Reporting Years (Provided by College) - Last updated March 8, 2016

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