Faculty in all areas are expected to participate in a program of assessment in the major field of study and in general education areas in which they teach. The goal of academic assessment is to improve student learning and instructional effectiveness. Faculty members should be familiar with the assessment processes and methods in their areas of teaching and are expected to participate in the implementation of assessments. Once a year departmental chairs, in collaboration with departmental faculty, are required to prepare and submit a program assessment report, including assessment results and any changes implemented based on the prior year’s assessments.

All faculty should also be familiar with institutional assessment and accreditation and be prepared to perform duties in the process of carrying out, reviewing, or revising institutional and program assessment practices.