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Office of Assessment

The Office of Assessment (OA), established in 1996, partners with academic programs and college deans to advance student learning assessment in alignment with the strategic plans of the University and the Division of Academic Affairs. We work collaboratively to translate teaching and learning experiences in academic programs into rich sources of both qualitative and quantitative data for regular improvement to enhance student success. We also partner with other divisions and centers in providing survey design and analysis consultation and assist the Core Curriculum Steering Committee with core skills assessment.

We are a catalyst for change for improving student learning and the University.​​


Meet our Staff


Ruth Slotnick, Ph.D. (University of South Florida), Director of Assessment, leads the Office of Assessment, the Academic Affairs Assessment Council, the Core Curriculum Assessment Project, and nationally presents and publishes on assessment topics.



Joanna Boeing, Ed.M. (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Assistant Director, consults on campus-wide survey design, administration, and analysis, and collaborates with the Director for the Office of Assessment. She presents locally and nationally on using equity practices in demographic data collection.

StARS event 2019

Academic Program Assessment

The Quality Project was developed by the Office of Assessment in collaboration with the Academic Affairs Assessment Council to strengthen BSU's assessment culture, and increase understanding of assessment work being conducted in programs and departments on the following five dimensions:

  • Quality of the Program Learning Outcomes
  • Transparency of Program Learning Outcomes
  • Assessment Plan
  • Reporting of Assessment Results
  • Use of Assessment Results

Pictured: Christina Ouellette (’18 undergraduate, ’20 graduate) former GA for the Office of Assessment presenting on making program learning outcomes visible to students at StARS 2019. Learn More about Christina