The Office of Accreditation and Assessment (OAA) is committed to continuous improvement and alignment with best practices in higher education for academic assessment. The OAA is focused on streamlining the assessment process by aligning it with Kean’s new department chair model. This alignment will lead to improved data collection, reporting, and accountability mechanisms, ultimately fostering a culture of assessment excellence across the institution.
The OAA facilitates the academic assessment process by providing training and access to assessment tools for those tasked with academic assessment. The OAA oversees and coordinates the assessment of the individual academic programs/departments, annual assessment reports and the four-year program reviews using the Watermark Assessment Management System.
The OAA oversees the accreditation of the University and its programs by state and other specialized accreditation agencies.
The OAA coordinates with the University Senate’s Assessment Committee to plan, implement, and evaluate professional development workshops, seminars, panels, and online assistance which focuses on student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness.
Academic Assessment - Important Dates
- The deadline to submit the 2023-2024 Annual Academic Plan is October 31, 2023. (Due to the transition to the new Department Chair Model, this deadline has been extended for the AY 2023-2024 only.)
- The deadline to submit the 2023-2024 Annual Academic Report is June 30, 2024.
- Please note, if your department is up for Program Review (2019-2024), you will submit the Program Review document by June 30, 2024 in lieu of the 2023-2024 Annual Academic Assessment Report.
- The deadline to submit the AY 2023-2024 Dean’s Report to Provost – due by July 30, 2024.
Academic Program Assessment Resources
College-Level Report By Academic Year:
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