Oversight of assessment activities is shared by the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accountability (IRAA); the Director of Assessment; Cameron University administration, faculty and staff; and committees including the Institutional Assessment Committee (IAC).
Assessment activities are conducted by all academic programs, including the library, Army - ROTC, and the general education program. Recognizing that student learning occurs outside of the classroom and academic programs, the university began expanding the assessment process to non-academic units in AY 2008-2009. New non-academic units are included in the assessment process yearly, as deemed appropriate.
Each unit participating in the assessment process completes the following tasks within their approved assessment calendar. There are four assessment calendars: Summer (June through September); Early Fall (September through November); Late Fall (October through January); and Spring (October through March). Although the dates vary by assessment calendar, the process is the same for each calendar.
- All information (Outcomes, Curriculum Mapping, Measures, Benchmarks and Achievement Targets, Findings, Action Plans/Items, and Analysis Questions) is entered and designated as final;
- Two IAC members assigned as peer-reviewers for the program/unit and the appropriate supervisor review entries, give feedback, and make recommendations as to which programs/units would benefit from a roundtable discussion;
- The appropriate member of Executive Council decides which programs/units will participate in a roundtable discussion and a roundtable schedule is created by the IRAA office;
- Roundtable discussions are held with program/unit faculty/staff, the two IAC peer-reviewers, the appropriate supervisor, and either the Director of Assessment or the IRAA director;
- All programs/units make corrections or changes by appropriate deadline;
- Outcomes are updated on the appropriate webpage, assessment reports are archived, and the transparency page is updated.