The Office of Evaluation, Assessment, and Research aims to enhance decision-making by providing strategy, support, and consultation regarding systems of learner assessment, program evaluation, and educational, and institutional research.
Faculty develop and disseminate educational competencies and learning objectives, design curricula, assess student achievement of learning outcomes, and use results to improve teaching and learning. Members of the Office of Evaluation, Assessment and Research work directly with programs to advise on these processes and tie them together across the university for efficiency, effectiveness, and unity.
On an annual basis, the University Executive Committee reviews the institutional process (illustrated below) and modifies it as appropriate. Results of learning outcomes and program evaluations result in changes to the defined competencies or learning objectives, the curriculum or pedagogy, or new systems of assessment.