OAPA supports departments' efforts to improve their programs through three activities: Undergraduate Program Assessment, Instructional Benchmarks for Program Improvement, and AQAD Program Review. Details on each of these activities can be found on the OAPA Program Improvement page.
Office of Institutional Research Department Profiles: A series of tables reporting trend data at the department level with summary reports for each school or college and the campus.
Community, Diversity, and Social Justice Initiative (CDSJ): A long-term, assessment-driven, campus-wide systems intervention aimed at making UMass Amherst a more inclusive and equitable campus community. To learn more about assessment results click here: http://www.umass.edu/ohr/cdsj/assessment.htm.
Student Assessment, Research, and Evaluation Office (SAREO): This office conducts studies of student life through Gallup-type scientific telephone polling operation and other survey methodologies. Phone number: (413) 545-1390.
New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC): The regional accrediting body recently revised the Accreditation standards for Higher Education. These revisions include increased attention to institutional assessment and effectiveness. To learn more about NEASC and review the new standards, click here: http://cihe.neasc.org/standards_policies/standards.