Tools, Services, and Support

ASER offers both individual consultation and a host of tools to help you with your teaching and learning assessment efforts, survey development and focus group implementation, and program and external grant evaluation needs. We welcome partners in the design and implementation of assessment and evaluation projects that inform institutional improvement. We provide UMass Amherst academic programs and individual faculty with consultation support in several areas:

  • 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.
  • Developing evaluation plans for new programs, grant proposals, and externally funded projects.

Assessment Handbooks: Program- and course-based assessment handbooks

Assessment Tools: Access to AAC&U VALUE Rubrics, Curriculum Mapping, Focus Groups, Syllabus Construction Tool, and Using Rubric for Course or Program Assessment

Publication Series: Including the EEP Resource Series, SRTI Research Briefs, and OAPA Evidence Update Series

Assessment and Evaluation Consultation

For assistance with your assessment and evaluation efforts, contact Liz Williams, Director of Survey and Evaluation Research.