Outcomes Assessment Duties

University Faculty Members

University faculty members are the key driver in the assessment process.  They are responsible for:

  • Determining student learning outcomes for the General Education Curriculum (GEC)
  • Determining assessment methods and expectation standards for these GEC outcomes
  • Determining Program Outcome Assessment Plans for majors within their departments
  • Collecting and analyzing data as specified within the Program Outcomes Assessment Plan specific to their major

Department Chairs

Department Chairs work with their department colleagues to determine appropriate student learning outcomes respective to their majors.  They are also responsible for:

  • Coordinating assessment efforts for majors as well as for any GEC courses within their department
  • Updating Program Outcomes Assessment Plans as needed
  • Updating minimum course content guides with respect to embedded assessment expectations
  • Completing the Goal Assessment Form (GAR) for each major and/or GEC course and submitting it to the academic dean by June 1 of each academic year
  • Following-up on all action plans as specified within the GAR

Academic Deans

Academic Deans coordinate the efforts of all academic assessment plans within their schools.  They are also responsible for:

  • Determining with school faculty, holistic student learning outcomes
  • Determining specific student learning outcomes specific to school core curriculum goals
  • Updating school assessment plans as needed
  • Collecting data as specified in the school assessment plan, completing a GAR for each goal assessed and following-up on action plans as specified
  • Collecting GARs from each department regarding Program Outcome Assessment Plans
  • Analyzing department GARs and completing a school executive summary as part of the school’s annual assessment report and submitting it to the Office of Assessment and Accreditation by July 1 of each academic year

Academic Assessment Coordinators

Academic Assessment Coordinators are faculty members who work with their colleagues to develop and implement assessment plans within their respective academic schools.  They are also responsible for:

  • Serving on the TU OAAC
  • Assisting school faulty with completing Program Outcome Assessment Plans
  • Assisting school department chairs with completing the GAR for each major
  • Sharing assessment information with school faculty and curriculum planning committees as needed
  • Assisting school deans and department chairs with implementing assessment plans
  • Assisting school deans with preparing and submitting annual assessment reports to the Office of Assessment and Accreditation
  • Assisting the Dean of Assessment and Accreditation as needed

Faculty Curriculum Committee

Faculty Curriculum Committee is comprised of faculty members representing their individual school and department programs.  They are responsible for:

  • Determining student learning outcomes and assessment methods for the GEC
  • Assisting the Dean of Assessment and Accreditation as needed with respect to GEC outcome goals
  • Evaluating the Program Outcome Assessment Plans of new program proposals as well as any other form of curricular change

Office of Assessment and Accreditation

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation is responsible for coordinating all assessment efforts throughout the TU campus.  It is also responsible for:

  • Chairing the TU OAAC
  • Serving on the Faculty Curriculum Committee
  • Collecting and analyzing GEC outcome goal data
  • Creating the TU Annual Outcome Assessment Report
  • Assisting faculty with Program Outcome Assessment Plans for new program proposals
  • Assisting the Vice President for Academic Affairs as needed
Working with HLC/NCA, ACBSP, and OBR with respect to any and all assessment requests/needs.