“Assessment is a process for the collection and analysis of evidence about the achievement of student learning outcomes used to determine student proficiency and improve or to demonstrate the effectiveness of an educational program or institution” (Lumina Foundation, 2021).


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 ongoing academic assessment of their academic program.