Assessment Resources

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The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment provides several tools for faculty and staff to help in creating and updating assessment plans for both academic and non-academic units across campus. Visit the links below to help guide you, but do not hesitate to contact our office for personalized training or assistance.

Are you interested in assessment research, conferences, and general information outside of SHSU? Access the below document for a list of organizations, journals, assessment institutes, online resources, and email listservs.

OAPA has compiled a number of free online articles and resources on teaching and assessing during Coronavirus.

CampusLabs Assessment Software Training

Fall 2020 Schedule

Please RSVP to in order to receive a Zoom meeting invitation.

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday September 15 10:00-11:30 am Zoom
Wednesday October 14 1:00-2:30 pm Zoom
Thursday November 19 9:00-10:30 am Zoom

Assessment Brown Bag Lunch Series

Fall 2020 Schedule

Please RSVP to in order to receive a Zoom meeting invitation.  

Topic Day Date Time
The Importance of Clear and Effective Objectives in Assessment Wednesday September 23 12:00-1:00
Culturally Responsive and Equitable Assessment Tuesday October 20  12:00-1:00
TBA Thursday November 12 12:00-1:00 

Conference Presentations

The staff of the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment have also made a number of assessment-related scholarly and professional presentations. Please visit the links below for more information about both assessment best-practices and assessment activities at SHSU.

Core Learning/General Education


Online Assessment Tracking Database (OATDB) Archive

Sam Houston State University (SHSU) documents assessment information in the campus's online assessment management system. From 2006-2007 through the 2014-2015 assessment cycle, SHSU used the Online Assessment Tracking Database (OATDB), a locally-developed assessment management system, to document each unit's assessment plans. This site serves as an archive of the assessment plans for those years: OATDB Archive