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Office of Assessment and Institutional Research

1555 Poydras Street
Suite 914
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-247-1231

Assessment Plans

In concert with Tulane University's institutional effectiveness processes, each administrative unit and academic program participates in the unit assessment process. Tulane uses a common process, template, and timeline for reporting assessment activities. The unit assessment process is an annual cycle through which all academic, administrative, educational support, research, and service units review their mission and develop, implement, and report their expected learning outcomes, assessment measures, results, and planned improvements based on the results.

Tulane's unit assessment process includes a review of submitted plans. Each plan is reviewed by the University Assessment Committee using a common rubric. Feedback from the reviewers is compiled by the director of institutional assessment and a summary review is returned to each unit. This review process provides a mechanism through which individual units can improve their assessment efforts and ensures that the assessment activities are consistent with best practices.


2015-2016 Academic Unit Assessment Cycle

Deadline for Submitting 2015-2016 Academic Assessment Plans is May 27, 2016

All academic degree programs must submit their unit assessment plan no later than May 27, 2016. Report templates are available in the resources section below and can be emailed to or submitted to your Compliance Certification Committee representative.



Resources for Unit Assessment Plans

The following resources are designed to assist you with developing department/program mission statements; learning outcomes and goals; and identifying assessment methods to measure those outcomes.

Mission Statement Primer

Learning Outcomes

Assessment Plan FAQs

Academic Program Assessment Plan Template

Administrative Unit Assessment Plan Template

Assessment Plan Rubric

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