Academic Assessment

Listening Tour Spring 2018

Departments will not be required to submit assessment updates or reports in fall 2018. Instead of update submissions the Office of Assessment will reach out to you and your Chair to schedule a listening session for each department over the course of the 2018-19 academic year. Using feedback from these meetings, senior leadership, and assessment reporting and analysis, we will make adjustments to our mission, goals, and processes. This will be an exciting year to hear from you about how assessment has been integrated into your practice, how we can continue to improve the process, and most importantly, use assessment to improve student learning and student success. We will resume reporting in 2019, so please continue to collect data as outlined in your existing assessment plans.

Assessment Templates

Academic student learning outcomes assessment at Youngstown State University is the systematic examination of student learning during a degree program. Its primary goal is the continued improvement of academic quality for the institution. Below you will find information and resources to support assessment processes and reporting. 

Guidance on elements of the assessment process and completing reporting requirements are found in the Academic Assessment Handbook; below are Word formats of the reporting templates for drafting reports. For additional information please refer to the academic assessment handbook which has a link attached below.

All guidance on the assessment process and how and when to complete the assessment reports below can be found in the Handbook:

Academic Assessment Handbook* (click to download PDF handbook)

Curriculum Map Template* (for drafting and submission) 

Assessment Plan Template *(Word format for drafting)

Assessment Update Template* (Word format for drafting)

Assessment Cycle Reflection Template* (Word format for drafting)


Assessment Workshops

There will be several opportunities for program assessment coordinators to discuss and review assessment reporting guidelines; workshop times are TBD but visit the Office of Assessment website for updates. Unless otherwise noted, workshops and consultations will be held in Jones 3049. Please email to RSVP for one of our workshop dates.

Assessment Archive

Academic departments can access their previous reports and feedback by logging into the Assessment Archive Wiki using your YSU ID and password. If you have trouble logging in, contact the Office of Assessment for access.