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OFFice of assessment

The purpose of assessment at Norfolk State University is to provide information for planning and decision-making and the improvement of academic programs, educational support and administrative support services. The University codified its responsibilities to assess student learning outcomes in Administrative Policy #39-01, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.

Institutional Assessment Overview

The Office of Institutional Assessment is responsible for coordinating assessment activities in the following areas:


Assessment Trainings/Workshops

Assessment Day • April 25, 2024

Location: NGE 205 Time: 10 A.M.- 4 P.M.

Session I

"ABCs of developing Goals, Outcomes, & Objectives"

This interactive session will work with participants on developing goals, outcomes, or objectives for their unit, or academic program. The facilitator will work through examples of link each to the mission and vision statement as well as a strategic plan.

Location: NGE 205  Time: 10 AM -11 A.M.

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Session II

"Findings and Data Analysis"

Presenter: Dr. Kianga Thomas, Department Chair

This session will guide participant on how to analyze and report assessment data to stakeholders to enhance student learning and effectiveness. The presenter will share how their unit links assessment finding to create meaningful action plans to close the loop on their assessment findings.

Location: NGE 205  Time: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

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Session III

"Accreditation, Assessment, & Compliance: Where do I Fit In?"  (Chat & Chew) Limited Slots Available

Facilitator: Mrs. Shakira Hardison, QEP Director at Grambling State University

As the University prepares for the SACSCOC decennial review this is a open dialogue session on how everyone fits into the review process. The facilitator will share her experience of going through a recent SACSCOC 10 year review and how teamwork and collaboration campus wide is important.

Location: NGE 205  Time: 12:30PM- 1:30PM

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Session IV

"I Have my Findings and Action Steps: What do I do Next?"

The Office of Assessment will share the elements of  reporting assessment findings in a way that conveys continuous improvement and drives peer reviewers to see action steps to close the loop on the assessment cycle. 

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Location: NGE 205  Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Session V

Taskstream by Watermark Training and Assessment Help Session   Location: NGE 205  Time: 3:00 PM- Until

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Past Workshops

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  • Integrating Feedback to Facilitate Planning and Improvement

       Date: October 19, 2023  Location: Ne 205 Time: 1:00 p.m.

  • Building a Culture of Assessment in Administrative Units

      Date: October 31, 2023  Location: Ne 314 Time: 12:30 p.m.

  • Watermark User Training

     Date: November 14, 2023  Location: Virtual  Time: 1:00 p.m.