The mission of Academic Development and Assessment is to improve teaching and learning through planning outcomes and monitoring achievements as well as by developing strategies for enhancing the quality of education. To this end, Academic Development and Assessment provides a variety of programs and services specifically aimed at assisting in the processes of academic assessment and faculty development.
Dr. Nathan Bond, Assistant Director
Ms. Tina Jackson, Administrative Assistant
150 J.C. Kellam - 512.245.2112
Faculty Focus Workshops During each long semester a series of workshops is offered to enhance faculty performance in the classroom and in their scholarly and creative pursuits. Topics vary from semester to semester. Preregistration for workshops is recommended but not required.
New Faculty Orientation Several orientation events are organized for faculty who are new to campus. Academic Development and Assessment coordinates the orientation events and hosts the orientation for new tenure-track faculty. New faculty also have access to the New Faculty website which is maintained by Academic Development and Assessment.
Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning First-year tenure-track faculty are highly encouraged to participate in the Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The goals of the program are to inspire teaching excellence as well as to instill a sense of community among the new faculty on campus. The program consists of a series of eight sessions held throughout the academic year.
Special Programs and Events Academic Development and Assessment houses the campus Fulbright information, oversees the liaison for the Fulbright program, and sponsors Fulbright related workshops and events. Academic Development and Assessment also directs special events such as honoring outstanding faculty scholarly or creative endeavors.
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment At Texas State University, all academic programs annually establish student learning outcomes and monitor their progress toward achieving these outcomes. Academic Development and Assessment guides this process and supports faculty in their endeavor for continuous improvement.
Academic Program Review Academic Development and Assessment supports departments as they undertake the review of their programs and serves as a repository for completed program review reports.
Academic Development and Assessment has a small library of books, videos, journals and other materials related to academic assessment and faculty development.