Assessment is a process that entails the systematic gathering of information and the analysis of information for the purpose of improving student learning and development.  The Assessment process is not static, but dynamic and ongoing, and involves multi-methodological approaches.  Ultimately, data and information are used to enhance the decision-making process in fulfillment of the University mission.

University-wide Assessment

University-wide Assessment Methods

Core Indicators of Educational Quality

Synthesis of University-wide Reports and Surveys - Core Indicators:Trends and Progress (2008).pdf

Distribution of University Wide Assessment Methods

Distribution of University Wide Assessment Methods

Program Level Assessment

Academic Program Review

Support Unit Reviews

Program Level Survey Instruments

Benchmarked and Disaggregated Data

Benchmarked and Disaggregated Data Review: Information on Student Achievement (2009).pdf

Peer Institutions

Selecting Peer Institutions

Technical Report: Summary of Peer Group Selection (2009).pdf

DRAFT Peer Institutions as an External Source of Institutional Quality (2006).pdf

2004 CSUS Summary of Peer Group Selection.pdf

Peer Institutions

CSU Stanislaus uses several peer groups for benchmarking its performance.

NSSE 2006 Carnegie peer institutions.pdf
IPEDS Peer Institutions.pdf
College Results Online Institutions.pdf

Sources for Peer Data

A majority of data used in our peer comparisons comes from a variety of sources depending on how it is to be used. The links below contain information from external sites that provide peer statistics and comparisons.

California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC)
California State University Mentor Campus Comparison Tool & Facts
College Board Annual Survey of College

College Portrait, Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA).pdf
College Scope
Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the University of Oklahoma (password protected)
Council of Graduate Schools
Higher Education Research Institute
IPEDS Peer Analysis System
Kaplan€™s College Search
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCAA Academics & Athletics
Peterson€™s College Search & Graduate Program Search
Princeton Review College Rankings
The Education Trust
U.S. New Rankings & Guides

Related Links

Office of Assessment and Quality Assurance

Office of Assessment of Student Learning