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.


CampusLabs Assessment Software Training

Summer 2020 Schedule

Please RSVP to thamrick@shsu.edu in order to receive a Zoom meeting invitation.

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday July 21st  10:00-11:30 am Zoom

Assessment Brown Bag Lunch Series

Summer 2020 Schedule

Please RSVP to thamrick@shsu.edu in order to receive a Zoom meeting invitation.  All meetings for this series will be held 12:00-1:00 pm.

Topic Day Date
Assessment Open Forum Tuesday June 16th
The Role of Assessment in Times of Disruption and Crisis in Higher Education Wednesday July 22nd
Using Your Assessment Data to Drive Good Actions for Improvement Thursday August 27th

Assessment Open Forum - Have burning questions about Assessment? Have a question you want to ask the Assessment Director? Want to know more about assessment best practices? Then sign up to attend our assessment open forum and come get answers to all your assessment-related questions!

The Role of Assessment in Times of Disruption and Crisis in Higher Education - The COVID-19 crisis has proven to be a significant disruption to the normal teaching and functions at SHSU. However, assessment remains important even in times of crisis. Come learn more about the vital role that assessment continues to play for your students, your programs, and the University during this (and other) times of disruption.

Using Your Assessment Data to Drive Good Actions for Improvement - One of the fundamental keys to effective assessment practices is that you use your assessment data to drive efforts to improve student learning and program effectiveness. However, many units struggle with this important part of the assessment practice. Bring your questions and learn about how you can design and implement effective assessment processes that allow you to develop data-informed actions for improvement.

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

Assessment

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