Welcome to University Assessment

The Office of Curriculum, Assesment and Retention

The mission of the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Retention is to provide leadership, oversight and assistance for academic and non-instructional units in regard to assessment and evaluation activities at the university. The director collaborates with faculty, administrators, staff and students to develop a continuous quality improvement culture based upon assessment of learning outcomes, evaluation of effectiveness objectives, and integration of assessment and evaluation into budgeting and strategic planning. The Office works to educate university stakeholders about the fundamental importance of assessment and evaluation and the types of processes that can facilitate better decision-making to improve student learning, inside and outside the classroom. The Office also works to enhance collaborations among instructional and non-instructional units by engaging all relevant campus entities in related professional dev elopment activities.