Administrative assessment, at Virginia Tech, is the process by which administrative offices (including academic and student-support services, research, and community/public services areas) engage in and document cycles of continuous improvement.
Engaging in the administrative assessment process affords units the opportunity to systematically improve the quality of their processes, and use assessment data to guide planning and decision-making across the institution.
The administrative assessment process focuses on developing meaningful outcomes, measuring those outcomes, examining the results in relation to established targets, developing plans for improvement, implementing those plans, and evaluating resulting changes.
Administrative units compile an annual report for the Office of Assessment and Evaluation documenting their assessment process and results for each year. Reports are due on September 1st, annually. Units are encouraged to use the Administrative Assessment Template for submission of results.
Information from this process is also utilized for our institutional accreditation processes for SACSCOC.
Administrative Assessment Cycle