Annual Assessment Academy


The purpose of the Howard University Annual Assessment Academy is to engage faculty and staff in the assessment of academic and administrative assessment reports and to offer professional development opportunities related to assessment. The Annual Assessment Academy will welcome colleagues to the assessment community and provide learning opportunities related to assessment foundations, how to utilize learning outcomes in the assessment process, and sharing assessment results. 

Assessment of  Assessment Reports

Throughout the academic year, all academic programs and many administrative programs submit an assessment report. These reports include a mission statement, a set of learning outcomes, appropriate measures to track student learning, targets, results, and suggested improvements. Using a rubric, faculty will rate reports over a four-week period. Colleagues will be trained by attending an informational meeting and participating in a calibration exercise. Trainings will be recorded and made available via Canvas.  

Colleagues who complete the assignments will receive a $100 Bank of America gift card, a certificate of participation, and the thanks of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. 

How to Participate

If you are interested in participating in the Annual Assessment Academy, please complete the short application linked below. We do not promise that all applicants will be chosen. 

Annual Assessment Academy Application


All Howard University full-time and part-time faculty, and staff with assessment responsibilities are encouraged to participate.  

Important Date(s)

The Annual Assessment Academy application will open  April 24, 2023 and close on June 1, 2023.  

Academy invitees will be informed on June 9, 2023.

Trainings and calibration exercises will be held on July 10th (administrative) and 11th (academic)

The assessment window for assessment reports and learning activities will be open from July 1, 2023 until July 31, 2023