University-Wide Assessment

While located in Academic Affairs, ASER contributes to University-wide assessment and evaluation priorities in a number of ways. We provide consultation and conduct surveys for a number of units outside of Academic Affairs, including, most recently, UMass Dining and Development & Alumni Relations (see Survey and Evaluation Research for more information).

In addition, much of the evidence we are responsible for supports and informs campus-wide Strategic Planning efforts. And, most recently, ASER provided survey research design and climate research expertise for the University-wide Campus Climate Survey. We administered the online survey to all undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty; contributed substantially to the production of the Abridged Report; and produced the quantitative data analysis sections of the four forthcoming population-specific reports.

Strategic Planning
Data sources for Campus Strategic and Unit Planning

Institutional Climate
Campus Climate Survey, Modern Workplace Survey, Undergraduate Student Life Study, Sustainability Survey

Accreditation
NECHE Standards, UMass Amherst NECHE Self-Study