At the Office of University Assessment (OUA) at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, our assessment program aims to promote a culture of continuous improvement. It is an integral component of the University’s commitment to sustaining and enhancing academic quality and student experiences.


The mission of the OUA is to promote a culture of evidence at FAMU through the implementation of a manageable and sustainable assessment process that leads to quality program and service improvement. The OUA achieves this mission by providing support to all academic programs and administrative and educational support units through building capacity for best practices in assessment and continuous quality improvement.  

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The primary purpose of the Office of University Assessment is to monitor and support academic, administrative and educational support units in the continuous improvement of student learning and the quality of support services. We work to enhance unit-level capacity to make effective use of assessment practices and to provide meaningful, timely feedback that informs institutional effectiveness decision-making processes.



Our assessment activities permeate all levels of the University and target four primary areas:

  • Entry-level knowledge and skills
  • General education outcomes
  • Program/divisional outcomes
  • Student, graduate and alumni satisfaction

These efforts span multiple institutional levels—from University-wide assessments to assessments conducted by individual academic programs and administrative and educational support service units. The Office of Academic Affairs has established the Institutional level Assessment Committee (ILAC) to guide and monitor the assessment efforts and to make recommendations for improving programs and services, and the General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC) oversees the assessment of the teaching of liberal arts across the University.

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Core Functions

Improve Student Learning

  • Support of Instructional Programs with direct assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Support of Administrative and Education Support Units with indirect assessment of student learning outcomes

Enhance Capacity for Improvement

  • Assessment Training Workshops/Seminars
  • Assessment Support Services
  • Framework for Feedback

Support Institutional Effectiveness

  • Maintenance of key assessment data
  • Institution-level assessment reporting
  • Support of regional and specialized accreditation

Contact Info

659 Ardelia Court

P.O. Box 70600

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL 32307


850-412-5267 (fax)