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University Assessment

Concord University's assessment of student academic achievement is used to make informed curricular and instructional decisions for the purpose of improving student learning. Concord University has an ongoing assessment program that is closely tied to the University's mission and its educational goals.

Concord University believes that assessment is critical to the success of academic programs and student learning. Currently, the University Director of Assessment oversees and organizes assessment activities. A campus-wide University Assessment Committee (UAC) comprised of representatives from administration, academic support units, departments, student affairs, and the student government reviews assessment plans/reports and acts as a resource for program assessment.

Assessment Resources
Concord University Plan for Assessing Student Learning 2012-2017
Concord University Annual Assessment Report Template
5-Year Program Review Process and Procedures
Assessment Handbook 2004-2005
General Education Assessment
General Education Assessment Rubric
General Education Assessment Fall 2017 - Fall 2018
University Goals and Learning Outcomes
Explaining Assessment

Concord University assessment process has evolved over the last decade.  The University has focused on the development of programmatic and university-wide assessment based on data collection and analysis.  Assessment was placed under the responsibility of the Vice President of Academic Affairs in 1997.  A Director of Assessment and a University-wide assessment committee with representation from the administration, each of the six academic divisions, as well as from student affairs was charged with oversight of university assessment activities shortly thereafter.  A regular review of programmatic and university assessment was established and implemented at that time. 

In keeping with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's (WVHEPC) Series 10-Policy Regarding Program Review, Concord University's Board of Governors is responsible for reviewing the viability, adequacy, necessity, and consistency with the University's mission all programs offered by the institution at least once every five years and reporting the results of the program review to the WVHEPC.  The WVHEPC is responsible for reviewing the productivity of the University's academic programs for the purpose of continuing or terminating the program.  In keeping with WVHEPC Policy, approximately 20% of the University's programs are reviewed each year.  (See the Concord University Program Review Schedule).  

Each five-year program review includes a self-study that addresses the University's mission, program faculty, the curriculum, resources, student learning outcomes, other learning and service activities, program viability including five-year trend data on majors and graduates, and recommendations for program improvement. As specified by WVHEPC policy, each five-year program review must be reviewed by an outside evaluator from outside the program or outside the institution, as well as by University administrators, and the institutional governing board.  At Concord, the outside evaluation is conducted by the University Assessment Committee, the Provost and President, and the Concord University Board of Governors.  

In addition to each five-year program review, each academic program is expected to conduct annual program reviews and submit a report to the University Assessment Committee.  These reports use a common template to provide programmatic summary data and analysis for each academic year that is used to inform program faculty and drive indicated changes.

The annual University Assessment reports are reviewed by the University Assessment  Committee and written feedback/recommendations are provided to program department chairs and University administrators. 

Academic Achievement Assessment Report
  • Academic Achievement Assessment Report 2011-2012
  • Academic Achievement Assessment Report 2010-2011
  • Academic Achievement Assessment Report 2009-2010
  • Academic Achievement Assessment Report 2008-2009
  • Academic Achievement Assessment Report 2007-2008
  • Academic Achievement Assessment Report #2 2007-2008

Archived Assessment Reports

Graduating Senior Survey

Soon you will be a Concord University graduate.  While a member of the Concord community, you have contributed much to Concord in your time here, and it is our sincere hope that your academic and life experiences at Concord have contributed to your personal and intellectual growth.  Your responses to this questionnaire will provide valuable input to Concord for making decisions to improve our academic programs and our services for students.  All responses are anonymous and confidential.  Thank you for your assistance and best wishes for continued success.

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  • National Survey of Student Engagement
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (Tables and Graphs) 2016
  • National Survey of Student Engagement Results Overview 2016
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (Tables and Graphs) 2013
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Results
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment+ Report Spring 2014
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment+ Report Fall 2013
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment+ Report (Tables & Graphs) 2013-2014
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Results 2012-2013
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Report (Tables & Graphs) 2012-2013
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Report 2011-2012
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Report (Tables & Graphs) 2011-2012
  • Graduating Senior Survey Results 2018-2019

Archived Surveys

  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Results 2006-2011
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Results 2006-2007
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Results 2005-2006
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Results2004-2005
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Results (Tables & Graphs) 2004-2005
Course Evaluations
Students have the option to complete an on-line course evaluation a the end of each semester. The office of Technology Services sends a link to students enrolled in each class to complete evaluations, as well as a reminder as the due date for completion nears.

Dr. Amanda Sauchuck
Assistant Professor of Management/Director of Assessment
Director of Assessment
RH 211, Rahall Technology Center
(304) 384-5397