Annual Assessment

DEADLINE: 2020-2021 Assessment Reports for all major, minors, graduate, and non-degree programs are due on Monday, November 1, 2021. For those programs requiring additional time to complete their annual assessment reports, please contact your area FDCD for options and support.

Submitting Your Report

Assessment Report Template for 2020-2021:

Please see the report template for additional information on requirements and options for alternative assessment. 

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

File naming convention:

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

For example: AY20-21_FineArts_Major (if you decide to submit a separate report for major and minor); AY20-21_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. You can also contact our Program Assistant, Ella Frazer (efrazer@usfca.edu), at any time. 

Timeline

The College of Arts and Sciences assessment timeline includes yearly themes and target deadlines through Spring 2019. This process was developed in light of the WASC Reaccreditation and the process now continues with all academic and co-curricular units submitting an assessment report each year. The report is reviewed by the Faculty Directors of Curriculum Development and the ADAE, who provide written feedback to all programs and are available for consultation as and when needed.

Assessment Timeline 2015-19

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 Loop

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 visit the web page for the Office of Assessment and Accreditation Support.

More questions for us?

Please reach out to our Program Assistant, Ella Frazer, at efrazer@usfca.edu