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Assessment Home

Welcome to the University at Albany Assessment Resource web page. The purpose of this page is to support University at Albany faculty and staff in their assessment efforts.

The menu on the left provides access to a growing library of assessment resources available at UAlbany and on the world wide web.

What is assessment?

Short and sweet: Assessment is a continuous quality improvement process for higher education.

Long version: Assessment is a systematic process in which faculty and staff define goals and objectives for programmatic activities, develop performance metrics to gauge success, and use evaluation results to retool what we do in and out of the classroom so that we can get better and better at what we do - across the activities that constitute the University at Albany mission.

Why is UAlbany committed to assessment?

First and foremost, because we believe that no matter how good we are, we can always do better - whether in the classroom, the research laboratory, or in delivering important services out in the communities we serve.

Secondarily, but of growing importance to the various publics we serve, assessment activities are a way for UAlbany to demonstrate that it is a responsible steward of the public investment made by the citizens of New York State.


This website was created and is maintained by the
Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

If you have questions or requests for additional information, please contact:

Bruce P. Szelest
Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Resource Planning


University Administration Building 101
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222


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