Assessment of Educational Support and Administrative Units

What does assessment of educational support and administrative units involve?

Assessment is all about improvement and evidence-based decision making. Assessment of educational support and administrative units is about ensuring that Appalachian is providing quality programs and services. It involves:

  • Articulating goals and outcomes for the unit
  • Ensuring that the programs and services offered by the unit align with those outcomes
  • Providing evidence that the unit is accomplishing its goals and outcomes
  • Making improvements as needed
  • Documenting the process for accountability and future reference

What is an assessment unit?

Every unit with a box on Appalachian's organizational chart is responsible for assessment of its operations. This includes academic departments, as well as centers and institutes.