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

Fall 2019 Schedule

Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday September 10 9:00-10:30 NGL 157
Wednesday October 9 1:00-2:30 NGL 157
Thursday November 7 9:00-10:30 NGL 157

Assessment Brown Bag Lunch Series

Fall 2019 Schedule

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to

Topic Day Date Time Location
What is Assessment? Tuesday September 24 12:00-1:00 CHSS 430
Developing Good Student Learning Outcomes Wednesday October 16 12:00-1:00 CHSS 430
Assessing for Compliance vs. Assessing for Improvement Tuesday November 12 12:00-1:00 CHSS 430

Assessment Presentations

Fall 2019 Schedule

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to

Title Day Date Time Location
Overview of Assessment Tuesday October 22 10:00 am-11:00 am LSC 230 B

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