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Assessment Support 

Workshops and consultations are now available via Google Hangouts. Meetings and consultations are available as one-on-one or with department/unit members. For more information, contact OIE at, or 809-3341. 

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Office of Institutional Effectiveness 

Kelley Wezner
Institutional Effectiveness

Lori Roe
Assistant Director
Institutional Research

Jessica Evans
Institutional Assessment

Gloria Choate
Administrative Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often am I required to assess outcomes?

            - Outcomes should be assessed annually. All outcomes should be assessed within a three-year cycle.

  • When are assessment  plans and reports due?

            - Plans are due in October. Reports are due in September of the following year.

  • How many formative and summative assessments am I required to have?

           -  Each outcome is required to have at least two formative assessments and two summative assessments.


Welcome to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness' program assessment guide.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015: 2014/15 Annual Assessment Reports are Due. 

  • Annual outcomes assessment reports for nonacademic units.
  • Annual student learning outcomes assessment reports for academic programs.  
  • Reports include "results" and "use of results" from 2014/15 plans. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015:  2015/16 Annual Assessment Plans are Due. 

  • Annual outcomes assessment plans for nonacademic units.
  • Annual student learning outcomes assessment plans for academic programs.  Beginning fall 2013, academic programs must report both formative and summative assessments of learning outcomes.  For more information, click here. 


Program outcomes reports (with data about student success such as retention, graduation, and job placement rates) are currently on hold until further notice.  OIE is currently gathering data about student success for the program outcomes reports.

Please Note: Program outcomes reports are separate from Student Learning Outcomes assessment reports.

  • This is a new MSU assessment requirement for academic programs that was implemented to comply with the federal requirement that institutions evaluate success with respect to student achievement.
  • These plans will be used to report indicators of student success such as retention, course completion, graduation, awards/accomplishments, job placement, etc.
  • The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) is working with other offices on campus to provide information about student achievement (retention rates, graduation rates, job placement, etc.) to academic departments. 
  • For more information about this new requirement, click here