“Assessment is the systematic collection, review and use of information about educational programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development.” (Palomba and Banta, 1999)


The University of Georgia's success in achieving its overall mission and strategic priorities is to a large extent dependent on the quality and effectiveness of its individual and collective academic programs. Primary responsibility for the content, quality and effectiveness of academic programs is with the faculty.

Academic Affairs Policy 2.04-4, Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes requires that for each individual undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate program, the respective faculty in the program are responsible for on-going academic assessment of their academic program.