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Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA)

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment is responsible for managing the strategic planning process in Academic Affairs, the academic program review and approval processes, and the campus's assessment program.

The Assessment Program is organized into three areas of investigation: the Student Life Cycle, Curricular Assessment (both course- and program- based), and more general program and institution-wide assessment.

Student Life Cycle Assessment: Undergraduate
Pre-Enrollment The First Year Progress Outcomes
Admitted Student Questionnaire Entering Characteristics (CIRP) Advising Learning Outcomes
Learning Communities NSSE New Senior Survey New
First Year Experience Retention
High Impact PracticesNew
Student Life Cycle Assessment: Graduate
Pre-Enrollment The First Year Progress Outcomes
Program and University Experiences
Mentoring (pdf)
Curricular Assessment
Course-Based Assessment Program-Based Curricular Assessment
Instructional Technology and Online Learning Junior Year Writing Assessment
Course Evaluation System (SRTI) General Education Assessment
Case Studies Integrative Experience Assessment
Course-Based Assessment Handbook (pdf) Case Studies
Program-Based Assessment Handbook
Program and Institution-wide Assessment
Planning Program Review Institutional Climate Accreditation
Strategic Planning Process 2012-2013 Program Improvement Climate Surveys NEASC Standards (Off-site)
AQAD Procedures UMass Amherst Self-Study
Department Profiles (OIR)
Educational Effectiveness Plan (EEP)New

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Mailing Address:

Academic Planning and Assessment
232 Whitmore
University of Massachusetts
181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9913

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