Assessment

The University of Georgia's success in achieving its overall mission and strategic priorities is to a large extent dependent on the quality and effectiveness of its individual and collective academic programs. Primary responsibility for the content, quality and effectiveness of academic programs is with the faculty.

In keeping with the Academic Affairs Policy 2.04-4, Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, for each individual undergraduate, graduate, and certificate program at the University of Georgia, the respective faculty in the program are responsible for on-going academic assessment of their academic program. When considering the effectiveness of its curriculum, the faculty should continually assess the curricular quality and make changes as appropriate.

For university-wide academic programs, such as the General Education Curriculum and the First-Year Odyssey Seminar Program, the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) is the responsible faculty body for developing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and SLO Assessment Plans. The UCC and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction (OVPI) work collaboratively to collect and analyze data. OVPI is responsible for reporting on the extent to which these SLOs are achieved, while the UCC is responsible for recommending changes and improvements for subsequent implementation.

The Center for Teaching and Learning supports faculty members’ efforts around Academic Program Assessment. Please visit the CTL’s website for more information and resources on academic program assessment.

If you have questions about assessment reporting, please contact William Vencill, Associate Vice President for Instruction, at 706-542-9575 or wvencill@uga.edu.