Annual Academic Assessment Process

In order to ensure compliance with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's accrediting standards, all academic programs should assess at least one learning outcome per year, with the entire set of program learning outcomes being assessed in a 3 to 5 year cycle. 

Purpose and timeline for annual assessment

Each year, the program coordinator must submit a report detailing the assessment activities for the year, including results and identified improvements. Annual assessment reports are due annually by the last business day in September. For academic year 2020-21, reports will be due by Thursday, September 30th. 

Annual assessment reports must be submitted to UB's AAPAR Platform, which contains program learning outcomes, program assessment plans, curriculum maps and annual assessment reports. This database is viewable to all UB faculty and staff.

Completing the annual assessment report

Additional resources on program assessment

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