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Office of Academic Assessment

Information on equity-minded assessment of student learning at Emerson, including resources, programming, and reports.

LEAP Highlights

Formerly known as the Student Learning Committee, we have a new name and charge for the 2021-2022 Academic Year! Now the Learning, Equity and Assessment Program, our Faculty Fellows spent Spring 2021 drafting our revised charter and strategic plan; we implemented a new process of data collection in Fall 2022, and the first round of LEAP Reports will be shared with department chairs shortly. Please check back in May for our 2021-2022 Annual Report and additional information as we roll out our rebranding!

LEAP Charge

Spring 2021 SLC members had an initial “Assessment vision meeting” in late February. Subsequently, the Senior Associate Director, Academic Assessment, met with the Provost and other leadership to share an initial SLC strategic planning draft. SLC members then reviewed and provided feedback on the draft during our March meeting. We received the initial 2013 charge document after that meeting; this informed both updates to the strategic plan and the draft program charge below. SLC members provided feedback on the revised charge in our May meeting. The document below reflects further updates made after that meeting.

LEAP Fellows 2022-2023

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty Fellow: Alisa Ruggiero

Communication Studies

Faculty Fellow: Sharifa Simon-Roberts

Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies (ILAIS)

Faculty Fellow (Fall): Jon Honea


Faculty Fellow (Spring): Eileen McBride


Faculty Fellow: Gino Canella

Marketing Communication

Faculty Fellow:  Carol Ferrara

Performing Arts

Faculty Fellow: Sariva Goetz

Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Faculty Fellow: William Orem

Visual and Media Arts

Faculty Fellow: Shaun Clarke