Academic Assessment

Background

In compliance with SACS Core Requirement 8.2.a, 8.2b, and ERAU's Academic Policy AP-08, the University requires an annual academic assessment process in which degree program faculty identify expected learning and performance outcomes, assess the extent to which they achieve the outcomes, and provide evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results. Every program is afforded a mechanism by which to make a request for financial resources through the university budgeting process to facilitate needed improvements.

Process

Degree program faculty create annual assessment plans, document assessment findings, and create assessment actions plans. This documentation is submitted online through a common template. The Assessment Committee reviews documentation and provides feedback to the degree program faculty. Academic leadership approves all finalized assessment documentation.

Program Assessment Timelines and Deliverables

May 31, 2020 Submit 2020-21 Draft Assessment Plans in Taskstream as follows:
  • New programs-First Year Enrollments (first enrollments in 2020-21) submit Standing
    Requirements only at this time 
  • New programs - Second Year Enrollments (first enrollments in 2019-20) submit Draft Assessment Plans for 2020-21 
  • Established programs submit Draft
    Assessment Plan for 2020-21
Aug. 31, 2020 Office of Academic Assessment provides feedback on draft plans by August 31, 2020.
Sept. 30, 2020

Submit 2019-20 Assessment Results and Improvements

and

Submit 2020-21 Finalized Assessment Plans in TaskStream (Established programs and New Programs – Second Year Enrollments ONLY)

* Any requests for customized, End-of-course Evaluation survey questions for 2020-21 need to be submitted to Kim Brantley in Institutional Research by September 30, 2020

Contact the Office of Academic Assessment staff with any questions:

Contact Information

Tiffany Phagan
Executive Director of Academic Assessment
(386) 748-1364
tiffany.phagan@erau.edu