Template for Program Assessment Annual Update

As part of the Program Assessment Cycle, programs are to provide an annual update to the Office of the Provost regarding their progress toward program goals, successes and challenges. The following template can be used to provide this update. Suggested length of the annual update is one to two pages, but can be longer in years where there have been unusual circumstances.

Part 1:

Identify noteworthy teaching, research, service, engagement, and/or other accomplishments the program has achieved in the past year. These accomplishments can be framed within MU’s larger institutional missions (e.g., AAU institution, Land-Grant institution, commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). If the program has undergone major reorganization, this can also be reported in this section.

Part 2:

Review progress toward goals and strategies identified in your most recent 5-Year Program Assessment report, including unanticipated challenges toward achieving program goals. Also note any changes in program goals and strategies and, where appropriate, their impact on student learning.

Part 3:

Briefly note how you are collecting data to assess and/or improve your student learning objectives, and any changes that have occurred as a result of this process. This information is critical to our institutional accreditation status.

[Updated 3/13/18] 

For questions about academic or center program assessments, please contact: 

Matthew MartensDr. Matthew Martens
Faculty Fellow for Academic Programs
203 Jesse Hall