What is assessment?
Welcome to the University at Albany Assessment Resources web
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 Internet.
Why is UAlbany committed to assessment?
Short and sweet
Assessment is a continuous quality improvement process for higher education.
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.
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 Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness. If you
have questions or requests for additional information, please contact:
Director Academic Assessment & Survey Research
University Administration Building 101
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222