Office of Academic Assessment

Assessment is a systematic, integrated, collaborative, ongoing process emphasizing student learning. Assessment focuses on: establishing clear, measurable learning outcomes; providing learning opportunities for students to achieve those outcomes; assessing student learning by systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well student achievement matches expectations; and using resulting information (i.e., assessment results) to review and enhance student learning (Suskie, 2009).

The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) was created in 2013 to establish an infrastructure for academic assessment at BGSU. OAA provides systematic support for the assessment of University, general education (BGP), and programmatic learning outcomes, and coordinates the collection and distribution of institutional and programmatic assessment data. OAA reviews and provides feedback on learning outcomes and assessment methods to align with best practices, identifies strategies for using assessment results for continuous improvement of student learning, and develops plans for effective distribution of assessment results. OAA organizes curricular and co-curricular assessment practices, processes, and committees (including the Student Achievement Assessment Committee and the Co-curricular Assessment Committee).

OAA coordinates a variety of assessment-related activities both internal (e.g., assessment reporting, Graduation Survey data, institutional surveys, engagement of students in the assessment process, and the University-wide Evaluation of Teaching and Learning course evaluations) and external (e.g., National Survey of Student Engagement). OAA maintains assessment processes within the Learning Management System (i.e., Canvas). OAA offers faculty, staff, and programs support via consultations, workshops, and resources on assessment. OAA also supports assessment activities related to accreditation and program review processes.

Dr. Jessica Turos is the Associate Director of Academic Assessment. Eric Bell is the Survey and Program Data Coordinator. Dr. Carrie Hamady, Distinguised Teaching Professor and Director Undergraduate Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, is a faculty affiliate of the office who conducts faculty professional development and consultations on the use of Canvas for assessment of BGP and program learning outcomes. The OAA Graduate Assistants for the academic year 2022-2023 are Abhishek Dhole, Blessing Torsu, and Sodiq Ambali.


316 Central Hall

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Updated: 07/15/2022 12:02PM