About the Office of Assessment
University of Kentucky’s Office of University Assessment (OUA) opened in 2002 as a unit under the direct oversight of the Vice Provost of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness. The office is responsible for: providing support and resources to educational and administrative units in planning and assessment efforts; promoting a culture of assessment; and, facilitating quality enhancement throughout the university. In addition, the OA helps units evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services to facilitate decision-making and the improvement of student learning.
Assessment staff regularly conduct and facilitate assessment workshops for academic and academic support units for the continuous improvement of assessment activities at the course, program, and institutional levels. They assist faculty and staff in the different colleges and departments in creating and implementing assessment plans, collecting and utilizing authentic assessment data, and designing improvement action plans. In addition, the OUA administers nationally recognized tests of General Education at the undergraduate level. Finally, the OUA is responsible for disseminating assessment results and gathering feedback on these results from the university community.
Today, the Office of University Assessment is a unit in the division of Faculty Advancement and Institutional Effectiveness (FAIE) under the leadership of Dr. G.T. Lineberry.