The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment is dedicated to promoting best-practices in higher education assessment. We offer support and assistance to programs, offices, and departments campus-wide with their assessment efforts.  In addition, the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment supports the assessment of Sam Houston State University's Core Learning Objectives.

For more information, or for assistance with your assessment efforts, please contact the Director of Assessment, Jeff Roberts, at jeff.roberts@shsu.edu or 4-1859. 


News & Updates

Beginning with the 2015-2016 assessment cycle, SHSU has implemented CampusLabs - Compliance Assist to help manage and document our annual programmatic assessment processes.  If you should have any questions please contact the Director of Assessment, Jeff Roberts (jeff.roberts@shsu.edu or 4-1859).

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has established a new Assessment Mini-Grant.  If you are interested in applying, please visit our Assessment Mini-Grant page for more information.

Do you have assessment related questions?  The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has an Assessment FAQ to assist you.

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has made available a Meta-assessment rubric.  This rubric is designed to help evaluate the quality of annual assessment plans and can be found on our Assessment Resources page.


Upcoming Assessment Deadlines

  • Assessment Plan Updates (Goals, Objectives, Indicators/Criterion, and KPIs) should be entered by all units by December 1, 2016
  • Assessment Findings and Results should be entered by all units by August 1, 2017
  • Actions and Plan for Continuous Improvement Elements should be entered by all units by September 1, 2017
  • The 2016-2017 Assessment period in CampusLabs will be closed for entry on October 3, 2017