Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


When are assessment reports due?

  • Academic degree program assessment reports are due July 1st every year at midnight.
  • The Core Curriculum General Education Committee (CCGEC) is moving toward a centralized approach to assessment. Thus, assessment reports are no longer collected for general education from departments.
  • Administrative and academic support units should continue to submit their annual assessment reports for the prior year by October 15. One copy should go to the executive officer to whom the unit head reports, with one copy going to the University’s accreditation liaison in the Office of Institutional Research.

What data should I include in my program assessment report?

  • Programs may choose to report data on an academic or calendar year. Regardless of choice, programs should be reporting new data to our office every year.

Which programs have to submit assessment reports to the Office of Academic Assessment?

  • Undergraduate and Graduate programs AND certificates (both undergraduate and graduate).

Can I submit my report early?

  • Yes. The Office of Academic Assessment will begin accepting assessment reports on April 18, 2018; programs may submit reports beginning at this date up until July 1, 2018, which is the hard deadline. Reports can be submitted via email to assess1@auburn.edu.

Where can I get help?

  • Consultation
    • email the Office of Academic Assessment to schedule an appointment
  • Workshops Available for Academic Degree Programstopics include but are not limited to:
    • Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
    • Developing Student Learning Outcomes
    • Curriculum Mapping
    • Measuring Learning Outcomes – Best Practice
    • Developing Exams
    • Developing Rubrics
    • Becoming a National Leader in Learning Improvement
  • FacilitationThe Office of Academic Assessment can facilitate conversations with program faculty regarding:
    • Learning Outcomes Creation
    • Curriculum Mapping
    • Learning Improvement Initiatives