Assessment Institute

The curriculum-driven year-long program seeks to provide staff with an opportunity to develop knowledge and hone their skills in conducting assessments within their unit and department. 

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Learning Goals for the Assessment Institute:

  • Develop knowledge, skills, and tools needed to plan and implement robust assessments
  • Understand and apply program outcome-based assessment in programs and services
  • Effectively synthesize, communicate, and use assessment results
  • Acquire skills to lead assessment within a unit or department at the University of Arizona

Assessment Institute Modules:

  1. Assessment Purpose and Foundations
  2. Leveraging Institutional Data 
  3. Outcome-based Assessment
  4. Data Collection Techniques
  5. Primer on Data Analysis
  6. Culturally Responsive, Decolonized, & Socially Just Assessment
  7. Synthesizing and Using Results
  8. Leading with Assessment

Assessment Capstone Project:

Participants will also plan and implement an assessment capstone project through the 2022-2023 year. Capstone projects are assessments mutually identified between participants and their supervisors and derive from an assessment need within the participant’s department. Assessment Coaches will be available to provide tailored feedback and support through the planning and implementation of the assessment project.