Annual Curriculum & Assessment Reporting Requirements
Per the Curriculum Design & Assessment Policy, all academic units at NAU are to develop and submit Annual Curriculum & Assessment Reports to the Office of Curriculum and Assessment by May 31 each year. In support of seven-year academic program review or discipline-specific accreditation efforts, all academic units shall achieve and maintain compliance with the Degree Program Expectations as adopted by the Faculty Senate in 2014.
When an academic unit or degree program is engaged in Academic Program Review or Specialized Accreditation, the unit or program will submit its Self-Study or its Action Plan in lieu of an annual report. When a unit or program is engaged in the Mid-Point Review, it will also submit a Curriculum & Assessment Action Plan. Academic units who conduct annual reports for their Specialized Accreditations can submit their annual reports in lieu of submitting an annual report in NAU’s template.
The reporting template will aid academic unit’s planning and documentation efforts in order to stay on track to achieve the Degree Program Expectations as part of the required academic program review process. The reporting template will also aid academic unit leaders as they engage faculty in workload discussions and develop their Statement of Expectations each year. Use the University Undergraduate Committee and University Graduate Committee review rubric for guidance.
Information from units’ annual reports is compiled into an institutional Degree Program Expectations Inventory each year. The DPE Inventory is posted on the Curriculum and Assessment website and shared with stakeholders throughout the institution, including the Provost’s Office, Provost’s Academic Leadership Council, Faculty Senate-level Curriculum & Assessment Committees, and College Curriculum & Assessment Committees. A comprehensive and ongoing curriculum and assessment process for all academic programs supports continual advancement of the University’s educational mission and achievement of its Higher Learning Commission accreditation requirement.