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UAS History

The UAS has its roots in the late 1990s, when the college developed its conceptual framework as part of its NCATE accreditation process. Throughout the early 2000s, the college’s UAS continued to evolve, with programs identifying student learning outcomes, collecting relevant data, and using that data to inform practice.

In Fall 2007, as part of the continuing effort to refine the UAS, the college’s Assessment Committee was formed to provide greater central support to assessment. This committee was established as an official faculty committee reporting to Faculty Council in March 2009. The committee is responsible for developing policy to support UAS implementation and for evaluating and refining the UAS on an ongoing basis.

In addition to the Assessment Committee, the Dean’s Administrative Leadership Council plays a central role in implementing the UAS and supporting the work of program coordinators and other faculty. Other groups, such as the Graduate Programs Committee, the Credential Coordinators Group, and individual departments provide feedback on proposals and implementation processes to continually improve the UAS.

To learn more about the UAS and the program improvement process, please take a look at the diagrams below.

Unit Assessment System (PDF)

Program Improvement Process (PDF)