Annual Assessment Reports
Annual assessment reports are required for all academic programs and non-academic departments.
Annual Assessment Reports are due each year and contain:
- Mission statement
- Assessment contact
- Outcomes scheduled to be assessed in that year
- Targets for the identified outcomes
- Data and findings related to each assessed outcome
- Action plans if targets are not met
- Activities that support “closing the loop” and program improvement
- Supporting documentation of assessment (examples of survey items, test questions, or other assignments)
Separate annual reports are due for each degree granting program for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Annual Assessment Reports must be completed and uploaded to the Taskstream system.
Annual Assessment Report Submission Deadline
Annual Assessment Reports are due by October 15.
Assessment Report Review Process
Each year, the University Assessment Committee reviews one-third of academic and support programs at UND. This process ensures that each program is reviewed at least once every three years by a team of peers. The assessment schedule can be found in the University Assessment Plan.
Each assessment report is assigned two reviewers from the University Assessment Committee, making sure that there are no conflicts of interest. Each reviewer scores the report using a rubric and gives a score of zero (No), One (qualified), or Two (Yes).
- A composite score of 1.5 or better is the desired score and means that a program is doing well with room for minor improvements.
- An overall score of 1 means that a program is meeting their assessment needs, but has room for considerable improvement.
- A score of less than 1 means that a program is not conducting acceptable assessment and is in need of a revised plan.
Once the team members review and score the plan and report, the scores are reviewed by the Director of Assessment and Accreditation and the Assessment Committee Chair/Co-Chairs. Once everyone is in agreement, the final score is voted to be accepted as final. The Department Chairs are then notified of their scores and any feedback that may have been provided.
For more information, see the University Assessment Committee website.