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.
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.