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UAC Policy Documents

Letter from Provost's Office

This statement summarizes the role of the SPAA Office of the Provost at GVSU (updated Aug 2017). 

GVSU Assessment Philosophy

The historical and philosophical assumptions underlying the assessment at GVSU were updated and approved by UAC in 2015. The document is a revision and update of initial 2005 document.

GVSU Assessment Principles

GVSU's Assessment Guiding Principles were drafted and approved by the UAC in 2015. The document is the result of collaborative effort and is based on a thorough review of higher education assessment practices around the country. This updates the initial Guiding Principles document written in 2005.  

UAC Recommendations

This is a compilation of UAC assessment process recommendations (updated Aug 2017).

Policy on the Use of Course Grades

Since course grades and GPA tend to be aggregates of assignments measuring multiple student learning outcomes, the UAC does not find the use of course grades acceptable for the purpose of evaluating student learning outcomes (SLOs).