Academic Program Assessment

Academic program assessment is overseen by the Provost and guided by the Institutional Assessment Committee (IAC), which includes faculty representatives. The IAC communicates the assessment cycle process and timeline to the institution and collaborates with the Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence (OTLE) to provide training to faculty and staff as they participate in the assessment of their respective programs.

Program areas must submit an assessment report for each degree (including minors) each year.

Deadline: September 30 each year

Assessment Report for the prior academic year is due.

Please label your file: AR_[YEAR-YEAR]_[PROGRAM]_[DEGREE]
Then upload your 2020-2021 Report into this Box folder

Assessment Plan for the current/upcoming academic year is due.

Please label your file: AP_[YEAR-YEAR]_[PROGRAM]_[DEGREE]
Then upload your 2021-2022 Plan into this Box folder

***If you have appendices, either include them in the main document or create separate files and label them with the main document's file name + "_APPENDIX1", "_APPENDIX2", etc.


Assessment Report template
Assessment Plan template

Report Evaluation Process

Assessment reports will be reviewed by an IAC team including faculty representatives. Evaluation will be documented through the Assessment Report Evaluation Rubric to ensure continuous improvement in the program assessment process. 


Past Plans and Reports
Past plans & reports (exported from Taskstream) can be accessed in the MSUN Program Assessment Inventory Folder in Box.

Other Resources
Tips for writing effective, measurable program learning outcomes
Tips for creating assessment rubrics (see especially the appendices)

***The templates and evaluation rubric on this page were adapted from models provided by the MSU-Billings Office of Assessment & Accreditation.***