Assessment Cycle FAQ’s

What assessment cycle is my program/unit in?

Click the here to find the complete list of each program and unit’s cycle.

When is our assessment plan due?

February 15 – every other year. The University Assessment Committee begins reviewing assessment plans after February 15th each spring. In even years, cycle B plans are critiqued. In odd calendar years, cycle A plans are reviewed.

When is our assessment report due?

October 15 – every other year. The University Assessment Committee begins reviewing assessment plans after October 15th each fall. In even years, cycle A reports are critiqued. In odd calendar years, cycle B reports are reviewed.

When should I collect data?

You may collect data throughout the assessment cycle. You must collect data for each of the active means of assessment at least once during the 2-year period.

When should the faculty or staff discuss the results and develop improvement plans?

We recommend that the faculty or staff review the results near the end of each academic or fiscal year. This gives the unit time to implement the improvement prior to submitting the report every other October. You must have improvement plans for each means of assessment for which the criterion for excellence was not met. Additionally, across all of the current means of assessment there must be at least one ‘use of results’.