Assessment Activities

Projects and activities that gauge student learning and make improvements in teaching and learning throughout the campus stem from the University’s mission and Strategic Plan, A&T Preeminence 2020:  Embracing Our Past, Creating Our Future. This plan helps us envision a future dedicated to advancing learning through interdisciplinary research, exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, creative scholarship, and intentional community service and engagement. Each academic degree program and administrative unit measures progress toward these goals through measurable outcomes. Translating the strategic plan into effective actions includes continual monitoring of programs and services. 

These activities include academic programs’ preparation for disciplinary accreditation, such as Journalism and Mass Communication, the undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering, the BSW in Social Work, and undergraduate and graduate teacher preparatory programs. These professional accreditations are in addition to the University’s regional accreditation process through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Assessment activities include the assessment process itself (results of which are reported annually in June), reflections on assessment results and plans for future actions (reported annually in August). Student learning is assessed through several activities, include evaluation of student products produced through class work; student performance on key tests, including licensure exams; student responses to surveys at various points in their academic careers; and rated performances on rubrics.