The Gallaudet University community recognizes the need to adopt an assessment process that advances evidence-based decisions about teaching, learning, bilingualism, diversity, campus life, academic support, and student development. This process employs data-driven decision-making to continuously increase student achievement and institutional effectiveness.
The Assessment Office supports and oversees several assessment processes at Gallaudet University which are:
Program Assessment Report (beginning AY 2018-2019)
- Beginning for some programs in 2017-2018, and for all programs 2018-2019.
- Combines the LAU and SA into one report
- Completed annually on Watermark platform.
- Due first Friday in June.
Learning Assessment Update (LAU)
- In effect 2006-2018. Transition from LAU to Program Assessment Report began with a pilot group in 2017-2018.
- Will cease for all programs 2018-2019
- Due First Friday in June
Senior Assessment (SA)
- In effect 2015-2017.
- Ceased AY 2016-2017 because Senior Assessments are now a part of Learning Assessment Update. Will be incorporated into Program Assessment Report beginning 2018.
Unit Effectiveness Planning (UEP)
- Due annually in the fall to Dean(s) with a copy to OAQ.
- In effect since 2011.
Senior Literacy Assessment (SLA)
- In effect 2009-2015 when Senior Assessment began.
- Program collected final written English and ASL products from their graduating seniors in fall and spring and submit products in spring.
Note: All relevant assessment reports are available in the Blackboard under "Program Assessment Outcomes Information".
- For the University Policy on the Student Learning Assessment Reporting Cycle, please click the link for the Learning Assessment Reporting Policy. (An updated policy will be shared by Fall 2018)
- For information on how to handle plagiarism within assessment, review the OAQ Plagiarism Guideline.
- For detailed information on assessment processes at Gallaudet, review our Assessment Handbook.
- If you have any questions about assessment, check our Assessment FAQs.
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