Student Learning Outcomes Assessment & Program Review

Assessment and program review are two related but distinct processes aimed at evaluating academic program quality, and both are required in order to maintain UAF's accreditation.

Assessment is an ongoing process undertaken by academic programs to establish measurable expected outcomes of student learning, collect and analyze evidence to determine how well student learning matches those expectations, and use the resulting information to improve curricula.

Program review is a comprehensive evaluation of an academic program for the purposes of improvement and accountability.  Reviewing committees evaluate the quality of, need for, and centrality of the program to the university's missions and goals.  Since student learning is a fundamental goal of any academic program, the student learning outcomes assessment plan executed by each program is a significant component of the program review process.

Program review and student learning outcomes assessment processes do not require IRB review:

For more information, contact:

Michelle Strickland, Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator

Tel: (907) 474-2764   E-mail:

PO Box 757580

Fairbanks, AK  99775

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