The Office of Academic Assessment was established in 2017 as part of the Iwasaki Library. We strive to ensure the scholarly knowledge and tools we gather and upload here are helpful. Call upon us for virtual or in-person consultations, program-level workshops, and information about the Learning, Equity and Assessment Program. We collaborate with faculty, departments, and programs who are interested in enhancing the assessment of student learning in their courses, closing opportunity gaps for student achievement, and using academic assessment to support program development and design.
The Office of Academic Assessment collaborates with faculty to enhance students' achievement of the Emerson College Learning Goals: Create, Communicate, Collaborate, Critically Think, Civically Engage. We do this by prioritizing equity-minded assessment that embodies the Iwasaki Library's IDEAS: our goal is to create assessment practices that are inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, and sustainable.
As an Office within the Iwasaki Library, Academic Assessment aligns its resources and services as a foundation for research, learning, and creation. We do this by working with faculty to design assessments, collect and analyze data, by anticipating departmental and programmatic needs when possible, and by experimenting when feasible. We embrace change in our systems, services, and job roles to continuously improve over time.
The Office of Academic Assessment is central to the Emerson global community as a valued facilitator, partner, and catalyst for research, learning, and creation on campus. The purpose of assessment is accountability: assessment highlights how we live out the mission to educate students to assume positions of leadership in communication and the arts. We equip faculty with the resources and support to employ equity-minded assessment practices in their courses and programs to close opportunity gaps and enhance student learning.
The Office of Academic Assessment provides assistance planning, designing, and implementing academic assessment of student learning at the course, department/program, and institutional levels.
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