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.

    Anthology Planning Assessment Software Training

    Summer 2022 Schedule

    Register in Talent Management through your MySam account. Contact us at for questions.

    Day Date Time Location
    Tuesday June 7 10:00 am - 11:30 am Zoom
    Wednesday July 13 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Zoom
    Thursday August 4 10:00 am - 11:30 am Zoom

    Conference Presentations

    Office of Academic Planning and Assessment staff have also delivered 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