Annual Assessment Academy

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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.  

How to Participate

If you are interested in participating in the Annual Assessment Academy, please complete the short application linked below. We hope to invite all participants who apply to participate, but may not be able to accommodate all who wish to participate depending on the number of applications.

To apply, click here.


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 22, 2024 and close on June 3, 2024.

Academy invitees will be informed on June 10, 2024.

The assessment window for assessment reports and learning activities will be open from July 1, 2024 until July 31, 2024. Click here to view a tentative syllabus.