Annual Assessment

DEADLINE: Yearly Assessment Reports for all major, minors, graduate, and non-degree programs are due the last Friday in October, every academic year.

Timeline

The College of Arts and Sciences assessment timeline includes yearly themes and target deadlines through Spring 2019.

Assessment Timeline 2015-19

Submitting Your Report

Click here to view the new Yearly Assessment Report Submission Form

Please submit your yearly assessment report to: assessment_cas@usfca.edu

File naming convention:

Please write the name of your program or department in the subject line.

For example: FineArts_Major (if you decide to submit a separate report for major and minor); FineArts_Aggregate (when submitting an aggregate report)

Trouble submitting or uploading files?

E-mail assessment_cas@usfca.edu for quick tips, troubleshooting, and any questions that arise.

Report Examples

  • BS Biology
    Areas of Strength - Mission Statement, Program Learning Outcomes, Methods, Results, Closing the Loop
  • Environmental Science
    Areas of Strength - Mission Statement, Program Learning Outcomes, Methods, Results, Closing the Loopc

Curricular Map Examples

Faculty Directors of Curriculum Development

For guidance in carrying out assessment requirements, and answers to specific questions that may arise, please contact the Faculty Director of Curriculum Development (FDCD) in your specific area. If you are unsure what area your program falls under, and/or what FDCD you should contact for help, please refer to the FDCD Organization Chart.

Handy Reference Materials for Assessment

Below, find a helpful collection of reference materials about various areas of assessment.
We hope you find these helpful through your assessment journey.

A HANDY GUIDE TO ASSESSMENT - COMING SOON!

  • A comprehensive (and quick!) guide to assessment is on its way.
  • Bloom's Taxonomy - Action Verbs Revised Guide
  • Analytic Critical Thinking Rubric
  • Analytic Writing Rubric
  • Holistic Critical Thinking Rubric 
  • Holistic Writing Rubric

Program Learning Outcomes

Developing and Implementing Good Academic Rubrics

USF Institutional Assessment Efforts

To know more about assessment done across the University, click here.

More questions for us?

Corie Schwabenland Garcia, ceschwabenland@usfca.edu