Office of Assessment

Administration Building

The Office of Assessment within the Division of Academic Affairs coordinates Towson University's assessment process focusing on student learning outcomes. Assessment of student learning occurs at the course, program and institutional levels and encompasses academic and co-curricular activities.

The Office of Assessment (OA) was created to:

  • Facilitate the assessment of university and programmatic learning outcomes,
  • Coordinate institutional and program assessment,
  • Provide ongoing support services for assessment, and
  • Produce and maintain quality infrastructure for assessment at TU.

Our mission:  

The Office of Assessment works collaboratively with the faculty, students and staff to support analysis and research of Towson University’s curriculum, courses, departments and programs to improve student learning through effective, faculty and staff-driven assessment of academic programs and student learning outcomes achievement.

How we support analysis and research of curriculum, courses, and programs:

The OA provides information and resources for assessment; maintains the technological infrastructure (i.e. Planning Module) to support academic assessment; offers faculty and programs support (via workshops and consultations) on topics related to academic assessment; and assists in the collection, analysis, and distribution of institutional and programmatic assessment data.

With staff representation on the University Assessment Council (UAC), the Sub-committee on Institutional Effectiveness (SIE), and the Sub-committee on Student Learning Assessment (SSLA), the OA aids development and prosecution of wider institutional assessment activities and supports maintenance on the institution’s regional accreditation.

News & Events

Core Courses Assessment Day

January 12, 2021

Morning session from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & Afternoon session from 1:00 – 5:00 pm  

Peer review of Annual Reports for core courses (categories 5 & 6) for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

Programs Assessment Day

January 14, 2021

Morning session from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & Afternoon session from 1:00 – 5:00 pm  

Peer review of Annual Reports for programs for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

Divisional Assessment Day

December - May

Each division has been assigned to a month to conduct their divisional assessment day. 

Peer review of Annual Reports for units for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.