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Assessment Consultation

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment also provides University of Massachusetts Amherst academic programs and individual faculty with consultation support in several areas:

  • Developing evaluation plans for new programs, grant proposals, and externally funded projects.
  • Exploring and articulating student learning outcomes appropriate to a course or program.
  • Finding useful ways of assessing student success in achieving program goals.
  • Developing strategies for ongoing reviews of program effectiveness for quality improvement, accreditation, and other purposes.

For assistance with your assessment and evaluation efforts contact Martha Stassen, Assistant Provost, Assessment and Educational Effectiveness


Martha L. A. Stassen, Ph.D.
Associate Provost, Assessment and Educational Effectiveness
(413) 545-5146
Curriculum Vitae
Elizabeth A. Williams, Ph.D.
Director of Survey and Evaluation Research
(413) 545-0736
Curriculum Vitae
Jenny Goodspeed
Program Improvement Analyst
(413) 545-5148
Noreen G. LeMieux
Administrative Assistant
(413) 545-2564


Stacey Sexton
Graduate Intern
(413) 545-5152
Alicia Remaly
Graduate Intern
(413) 545-0943
Josh Bittinger
Graduate Intern
(413) 545-0943


Email Contact OAPA

or call

(413) 545-2564

Mailing Address:

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