The Office of Institutional Research directs Smith College’s institution-level assessment initiatives and supports institutional assessment at the departmental level. We provide evaluation and developing assessment infrastructure for initiatives and programs, work with administrators and faculty to identify assessment needs, develop data collection strategies and report assessment results that will support curricular and institutional improvement while fulfilling foundation reporting requirements. Assessment is faculty-driven in order to improve student learning and program quality.
Smith’s Assessment Model
Our assessment philosophy:
- Focuses on collaboration
- Integrates with project management
- Promotes data-driven decisions
- Supports faculty governance of curriculum
- Enables sustainability through capacity building