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The purpose of assessment is to systematically improve the quality of student learning, teaching, research, service, and processes at UM.

We accomplish this goal by:

  • Identifying learning outcomes and administrative outcomes
  • Developing assessment tools to assess the outcomes
  • Then analyzing and using the data to make improvements in academic programs and administrative units

Evidence of assessment is necessary for number of audiences, including regional and program accrediting bodies and though assessment can happen at many levels (e.g., for courses or departments), we offer support for at the degree program and unit levels.


Improve / TracDat® Assessment Reporting and Access


Assessment Staff


Assessment Cycle Timelines


Campus Survey Policies

Gives an overview of new survey policies at UM


About Assessment Process

Gives an overview of assessment at The University of Mississippi

Improve/TracDat Resources

Training videos, guides, and manuals to help you with assessment information in TracDat

Assessment Methods and Strategies

A collection of resources to help you with assessment: examples, instructions, rubrics, and other documents

Assessment FAQ’s

New and growing page with answers to frequently asked assessment questions