Academic Assessment

Assessment Planning and Reporting

Program Assessment Reports

Academic Assessment Conference

Helpful Resources

Current Report Forms in TaskstreamPast Reporting Form Templates
Mission StatementForm A - PLOs, CT alignment and 5-Year Plan (DOCX)
Department GoalsForm B - Curriculum Map (DOCX)
Program Learning OutcomesForm C - Annual Assessment Report - Activities Results and Action Plan (DOCX)
Curriculum MapForm D - Chair_Program Director Annual Results and Recommendation Report (DOCX)
Assessment TimelineForm E - Dean Annual Results and Recommendation Report (DOCX)
Assessment Plan 
Assessment Findings 
Supporting Documents 
Action Plan 
Status Report 
Chair Report 
Dean Report 
Annual Assessment Timeline Generic For Website


A new assessment cycle is initiated each academic year for each DSU degree program. During that year, the Assessment Coordinator, in collaboration with faculty and chair, is expected to assess student learning, decide on a plan of action to improve student learning, and report the results.

Assessment Coordinator

Reporting involves completing five forms. The Assessment Coordinator is expected to complete the following three forms:

ReportDue Date
Report A – Program Learning Outcomes, Core Theme Alignment, and 5-Year PlanSeptember 30th
Report B – Curriculum MapOctober 15th
Report C – Assessment Results and Action PlanMarch 1st

(Copies of the assessment measures along with the rubrics should be checked for alignment with the respective PLO being assessed, and submitted into the Assessment Management System for archiving.)

Chair / Program Director

The Assessment Results and Action Plan report (Report C) should be reviewed by the Chair/Program Director, who will review the results and recommendations, and will complete the following report:

ReportsDue Date
Report D – Chair’s/Program Director’s Assessment Results and Recommendation ReportApril 30th

(The Chair/Program Director will use cumulative annual reports to conduct periodic program reviews.)


The Dean is responsible for reviewing the results and recommendations of the various programs in their school.

The reports will be (a) used as a guide to improving student learning, and (b) archived in the Assessment Managements System by the end of each Spring semester.