Office of Academic Assessment
as*sess*ment |əˈsesmənt| - all of the systematic ways in which information is collected about student learning in order to improve that learning (Hanna & Dettmer, 2004)
The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) was created to establish an infrastructure for academic assessment, facilitate the assessment of university and programmatic learning outcomes, coordinate institutional and program assessment, and provide ongoing support services for academic assessment at BGSU. The OAA provides information and resources for assessment, maintains the technological infrastructure (i.e., Canvas) to support academic assessment, offers faculty and programs support (via workshops and consultations) on topics related to academic assessment, and assists in the collect and distribution of institutional and programmatic assessment data. The OAA also provides information and creates documents related to academic assessment that are used at the institutional level for various activities related to accreditation.
The Associate Director of Academic Assessment, Dr. Jessica Turos, reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Julie Matuga, within the Office of the Provost. Carrie Hamady, Lecturer in the Food and Nutrition program, is a faculty affiliate of the office. She conducts faculty professional development and consultations on the use of Canvas for assessment of BGP and program learning outcomes. She is joined in the office by Graduate Assistants Samuel Adabla, Kristen Hidinger, Ishmael Tagoe and Practicum Student Kayla Ballinger.