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Assessment and Evaluation
Thu, 2009-07-30 19:18 — maritzaq
The University of Arizona has long recognized the importance of assessment and evaluation in improving the quality of its academic and support programs for students. Rather than viewing assessment as a reaction to demands for accountability, it is viewed as a continuous source of knowlege for institutional improvement. As assessment initiatives spread throughout the campus community, the goal is to build appreciation for assessment of student achievement as a productive way to understand and improve learning and teaching.
Administrative responsibilities for assessment rest primarily within the Office of the Provost, but emanate directly from the faculty through departments, colleges and from staff. In May 2008, the Provost convened an Assessment Coordinating Council (ACC). The ACC is the coordinating resource for assessment activities for the campus. It is composed of faculty and staff representatives from the colleges and from administrative and support units
Read more on the Office of the Provost's Assessment at the UA webpage.