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Assessment at PSU

Assessment occurs at the course, program, and institution levels. The institutional assessment council promote the continued implementation of assessment across the campus, and provides resources to practice successful alignment in your work.

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Program Assessment

Assessment is part of a discovery (inquiry) process, where you uncover what students know, can do, and believe as a result of participating in your course or a program of study. Learn how to start this discovery process in your program today.

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Course Assessment

Course assessment is part of a discovery process, where instructors uncover the knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind expected of students as a result of participating in their individual courses. Explore resources on how to approach assessment for your course.

About the Institutional Assessment Committee

Institutional Assessment Council members are faculty, staff, students, and administrators who understand and are passionate about student learning, and who care deeply about people being prepared to live, work, and contribute in the 21st century and beyond. We promote the continued implementation of assessment across the campus. The IAC goals are to:

  • promote and advocate for the continued implementation of assessment across the campus.
  • create principles and recommendations for assessment planning that are sustainable and learning-focused, provide counsel aimed at enhancing the quality of student learning through assessment activities.
  • in cooperation with the ex-officio members, the Council will design a framework for promoting assessment long term and will provide guidelines for implementation, serve as the primary advisory mechanism for institutional assessment and coordinate with the assistant and associate deans group the implementation of systemic annual reporting by the schools and colleagues.
  • create an annual document on the status of assessment that will form the basis for institutional reports, such as those required by the PSU faculty senate and the regional accreditation body, NWCCU.

Amanda Sugimoto
College of Education

Janelle Voegele
Chair IAC, Office of Academic Innovation

Barbara Heilmair
School of Music

Christof Teuscher
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Aimee Shattuck
Student Activities and Leadership Programs

Jill Rissi
Public Administration

Andres Guzman
College of Education

Shirley Jackson
Black Studies

Kevin McLemore
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Raiza Dottin
Office of Academic Innovation 

Gigi Harris
Public Administration

Jones Estes
Liaison Academic Quality Committee, University Studies

Rowanna Carpenter
University Studies

Billie Sandberg
Public Administration

Brian Sandlin
Office of Academic Affairs

Gerasimos Fergadiotis
Speech and Hearing Sciences

Brian Janssen
Student Activities and Leadership Programs

Courtney Hanson
Liaison from The Graduate School