Student Assessment and Program Evaluation

Assessment Services

CEI staff has made a significant impact on student learning assessment at all levels of the institution (university-wide, department, program and course) as evidenced by UB’s full re-accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in June 2014.  

Our center provides support for program-level assessment of student learning outcomes and assessment of student learning for the purposes of grading in three main areas:

Assessment assistance is available for individuals, programs, faculty and departments at the university, and includes:

  • Developing program-level and course-level outcomes
  • Mapping course outcomes to program outcomes
  • Designing appropriate assessments
  • Syllabus development
  • Rubric development and calibration
  • Compilation, analysis and interpretation of assessment results
  • Scanning and machine scoring of exams and custom-designed assessment instruments
  • Psychometric analysis of exams
  • Development of custom course evaluation questions
  • Training in the use of UB’s Course Evaluation System, including the Reporting Tool
  • Using course evaluation results to improve teaching effectiveness