The mission of the Office of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes is to facilitate development of assessment plans for academic and other programs. We consult with faculty and staff to assist them with articulating desired student learning and development objectives and deciding the most appropriate ways to measure student achievement of the objectives. We encourage intentional use of the findings generated from these measures to improve student learning and development.
University-wide Provost's Office Assessment Committee (UPAC)
The University-wide Provost’s Office Assessment Committee (UPAC) formally replaces what was originally called the General Studies Program Assessment Committee (GSPAC). UPAC is the umbrella organization for all assessment activities at MSU Denver. The UPAC is an extension of the GSPAC but is inclusive of program assessment as well (both instructional and non-instructional). Mike Monsour is the Chair of the UPAC. The UPAC works closely with Margaret Puryear, Interim Director of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes.
Undergraduate Outcomes Task Force (UOTF)
The MSU Denver University Outcomes Work Group has been working to identify a set of learning outcomes that will help guide all MSU Denver undergraduates to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the 21st century. The process of outcomes development has involved a broad University-wide discussion that has been collaborative and transparent. On August 6, 2015 Provost Golich charged the Undergraduate Outcomes Task Force (UOTF) with the task to prepare and develop a set of undergraduate learning outcomes that is integrally tied to our Mission Statement and recently refreshed Strategic Plan.
Report Due Dates
Annual Assessment Reports for academic programs are due to the Office of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and to the Deans' offices in early fall of each academic year. Please submit reports in electronic format using the template found in the Forms section of this website.
Peer Review of Assessment Report Dates
Every year in early September individual departments across the University complete their assessment reports and send them to the appropriate Dean and to the Office of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes. The College of Business, the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies, and the School of Education each have an assessment committee who reviews the assessment reports and provides feedback to the individual departments. Questions about this process may be directed to Mike Monsour.