Academic Planning and Assessment


Sam Houston State University is committed to the continuous improvement of its programs and services.  To this end, the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment is dedicated to supporting accreditation, assessment, undergraduate program review, and strategic planning efforts across the institution. 

Working with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students, the office seeks to provide the necessary resources and support to foster an institutional culture of continuous improvement and shared best-practices.  On our website you will find information and resources to assist you with these efforts.   If you should have any questions, or need any assistance, please contact a member for our dedicated staff

News & Updates

ATTENTION!  The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment is seeking volunteers to participate in two separate scoring sessions coming up in July.  We will conduct scoring for the Assessment of Written Communication (AWC) July 14th and 15th, followed by scoring for the Critical Thinking Assessment (CAT) Test July 27th and 28th.  Please contact Jeff Roberts at or Brandi Jones at if you are able to participate in one, or both, of these sessions.

    • Need some help navigating CampusLabs - Compliance Assist?  Check out this link to our User Guide.
    • 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 ( or 4-1859).
    • In 2015-2016 The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment awarded its second round of Assessment Mini-Grants.  Please visit our Assessment Mini-Grant page for more information. 
    • Do you have questions about the assessment of online and distance education programs?  Check out these Best Practices.
    • Do you have assessment related questions?  The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has an Assessment FAQ to assist you.

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