About OAA


The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) focuses on continuous improvement and provides an infrastructure for academic assessment at all levels: student, course, program, and institution. OAA systematically supports faculty, staff, programs, departments, and colleges through the ongoing assessment process of: establishing learning goals/outcomes, providing learning opportunities, assessing student learning by systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well student achievement matches expectations, and using assessment results to enhance learning.

Activities and Responsibilities

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.


The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) is a unit within the Provost’s Office and reports directly to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. The office staff includes an associate director, survey and program data coordinator, faculty affiliate, three graduate assistants, and eight undergraduate student learning analysts.


Jessica Turos

  • Position: Associate Director, Office of Academic Assessment
    Institutional Effectiveness
  • Phone: 419-372-2239
  • Email: jmturos@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 316 Central Hall
    Bowling Green, OH 43403

Eric Bell

Position: Survey and Program Data Coordinator

Phone: 419-372-3828

Email: ebell@bgsu.edu

Address: 314 Central Hall

Bowling Green, OH 43403

Updated: 07/14/2022 02:06PM