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Office of University Assessment
PO Box 70600
SBI Modular 96, Florida A and M University
Tallahassee, FL 32307
FAMU Assessment Philosophy

At FAMU, assessment is an evolving institutional culture grounded in the institutional values set forth in the mission statement and focused primarily on improving student learning both within and outside the classroom and functional effectiveness. It is an inclusive, participatory, and collaborative process that generates data to be used for multiple purposes that include but are not limited to curricular revision, teaching improvement, accreditation expectations, and public accountability.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) chose to define assessment as “a systematic process of documenting and analyzing the effectiveness of the teaching and learning processes to ensure that the expectations and standards are met in fulfilling the mission of FAMU. The process includes monitoring and enhancing the administrative and educational support structure that leads to the continuous quality improvement of FAMU's academic programs and administrative and educational support services."

A major goal of assessment at FAMU is to support the university’s mission of “excellence with caring” and accountability to internal and external stakeholders by emphasizing the importance of systematically planning, implementing, analyzing, documenting and reflecting on the results to improve student outcomes and support services effectiveness.

The philosophy of assessment at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is "fostering a culture of continuous improvement of program offerings and support services to ensure student success and institutional effectiveness.”