AUD is committed to continuous improvement of its academic programs and Student Services. Assessment at AUD is an ongoing process that evaluates the effectiveness of every aspect of the university. Data are regularly gathered and analyzed for the purpose of making improvements where needed. The university’s model of institutional effectiveness and planning is based on the student as the center of the educational experience. Thus, students, along with all other university stakeholders, may be asked to participate in various types of assessment activities, including surveys, focus groups, and faculty review of course outcomes.
Stakeholder confidentiality is protected in all university assessment processes.
The information gathered from assessment activities is used to improve student learning, services, and the overall institution. AUD requests student involvement in the assessment process to further enhance the benefits to students and their educational experience.