Support Unit Assessment

Support Unit assessment includes all areas at UCA that are have no curricular instruction points.  In many cases, these units rarely interact with students in an instructional manner.  This area of assessment focuses on in the improvement of student learning through data-driven decision making aimed at providing the highest quality learning opportunities for all students.

Assessment Plans

All support units will submit a Support Unit Assessment Plan in which they will cover the assessment activities, outcomes/objectives, cycles, methods, and measures.  The plan is intended to guide the assessment process for five years.

Here is the Support Unit Assessment Plan template.  This file is intended to assist in facilitating assessment discussions.  All information should be entered into P.A.W.S.

As part of program review or new unit establishment, the Assessment Plan will be reviewed by the Co-Curricular and Support Unit Assessment Committee.

Here is the Support Unit Assessment Plan Review Rubric.

Assessment Plans must be reviewed and approved by their respective Assessment Committee.  Use the Transmission Form when proposing a new Assessment Plan or changes to existing plans/processes.

Here is the Assessment Plan Transmittal Form.

Annual Reporting

All support units will report the assessment activities their program completed for the previous academic year by September 30th of each year.  For example, a report due September 30th, 2020 will encompass activities completed during the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

This information will be submitted online through the Planning and Assessment Web-based System (PAWS).

Here is the Support Unit Assessment Reporting Template.  This file is intended to assist in facilitating assessment discussions.  All information should be entered into P.A.W.S.

Co-Curricular and Support Unit Assessment Committee Feedback

The Co-Curricular and Support Unit Assessment Committee (CSUAC) will evaluate all of the submitted annual Support Unit Assessment Reports and provide peer feedback.  This evaluation is a rubric based and normed/calibrated.

Here is the Co-Curricular and Support Unit Assessment Report Rubric.

Reporting

The Office of Assessment compiles the submitted Support Unit Assessment reports with their respective Co-Curricular and Support Unit Assessment Committee feedback, and develops an overall annual report.  This process includes all academic programs receiving the committee’s feedback.