The University of Arizona has long recognized the importance of assessment and evaluation in improving the quality of its academic and support programs for students. Rather than viewing assessment as a reaction to demands for accountability, it is viewed as a continuous source of knowledge for institutional improvement. As assessment initiatives spread throughout the campus community, the goal is to build appreciation for assessment of student achievement as a productive way to understand and improve learning and teaching.
A summary of the University's assessment plans and activities since 1995 can be seen here.
Review some examples of academic program outcomes assessment by clicking on the images to the right. The individual academic programs' websites are annotated with comments that highlight ways in which the programs are exemplary.