Assessment, Evaluation and Accreditation

The mission of the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Accreditation (AEA) is to enhance all Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (SHSU-COM) programs through evidence-based best practices in the assessment of learners and the evaluation of programs and people. 

AEA partners with SHSU-COM faculty, staff, and students, plus other stakeholders, to design, analyze, and improve high quality assessment and evaluation initiatives at the person, session, program, college, university, community, and profession-level. 

The Office consists of the following key areas: 

As the COM’s Director of Assessment, Evaluation, and Accreditation, Kevin Kalinowski, PhD, MPH manages the processes, data, and workflow for its assessment, evaluation, and accreditation efforts. If you would like to contact Dr. Kalinowski, please e-mail him at