University Assessment Panel (UAP)

The University Assessment Panel (UAP) was created in fall 1998 and now provides oversight for assessment activities within the Division of Academic Affairs. The UAP's specific responsibilities include reviewing the University Mission Statement, the Illinois Board of Higher Education focus statement for Northern Illinois University, and the goals of the Illinois Public Agenda as a context for assessment; coordinating assessment activities at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in academic support units; promoting campus-wide assessment activities to improve learning; supporting departments in preparing the assessment component of discipline-specific accreditation reviews; helping position the university for the next Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation process; and reviewing departmental assessment activities in conjunction with program review.