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Program & Institution-wide Assessment

Program Review

AQAD Procedures

Procedures for Academic Quality and Development (AQAD)

2006 AQAD Guidelines Addendum

Institutional Climate

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:

Diverse Democracy

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.


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:

UMass Amherst Self-Study

Assessment Consulting

What's New



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

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