UAC Member Resources

Offline reviewer rubrics

Offline versions of the UAC reviewer rubrics are available. UAC reviewers use these for note-taking purposes during a review before entering their official reviews into the corresponding internal rubric in GVAdvance.

GVAssess rubrics: Used for reviewing student outcomes assessment plans and reporting (AP and AR reviews).

GVPlan rubrics: Used for reviewing strategic plans and annual reporting (SP reviews).

Guides and Resources for Completing a UAC Review

Screenclip from opening slide of the 5-stages video

Video demonstrating where reviewers may find relevant information during a GVAssess student outcomes assessment review: Uploaded Fall 2019.

screenclip of slide 4, titled "what are we (not) talking about"

This set of Google Slides (last updated Fall 2019) summarizes the principles and processes underlying a student outcomes assessment review:

Quick Links

How to use...

Step-by-step UAC reviewer guide (PDF) for GVAdvance. Updated 10/1/18.

Where to find...

snapshot of Reviewer Rubric guide

The GVAssess reviewer rubric guide explains where to look in GVAssess to find relevant information for each section of the UAC reviewer rubric. For use in 2017-18.


Short Guides

snapshot Brief Review Guide

Two brief how-to guides are also available. Created for use in 2017-18:

  • AR reviews in GVAssess (PDF)
  • SP reviews in GVPlan (PDF)
    • Note: pg. 2 discusses what to look for in strategic plan reviews

Literature on Assessment Reviews

  • Meta-Assessment: Evaluating Assessment Activities. Ory, 1992. Meta-assessment is the process for evaluating the quality of assessment practices. The article examines a set of "Utility Standards" intended to ensure that assessment activities serve the practical needs of stakeholders. 
  • Evolving from Quantity to Quality: A New Yardstick for Assessment. Fulcher & Orem, 2010. Discusses a rubric designed to evaluate the quality of assessment and how it might lead to program improvement. Includes links to the full rubric, an example of an exemplary assessment report, and a guide for conducting and reporting quality assessment.
  • Assessment Progress Template (APT). Fulcher, Sundre, & Russell (2015 update). A rubric template used at James Madison University to evaluate and provide feedback on assessment practices in academic programs.

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