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Academic Quality Assessment & Development

Academic Quality Assessment and Development is a component of the University Performance Measurement System. The primary purpose of this component is to assess and improve the core academic functions of teaching and learning, research/ professional/ creative activity, and public service/academic outreach through an ongoing system of quality control/program assessment at the unit level (i.e., department or program). 

UMass AQAD Guidelines (pdf) 

Departments under review (2016-17)
  • Computers Sciences
  • Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Effective 2017-18, the AQAD process will be a review of departments and all its programs. AQAD review will serve as a mid-term review for all departments seeking professional accreditation for specific programs. 

AQAD Review cycle (new – will be uploaded on approval) 

AQAD process and timeline for departments under review (new – will be uploaded only approved) 

AQAD self study template (new – will be uploaded on approval) 

AQAD Reimbursement Procedures 

For more information, contact Scott Latham, Vice Provost for Innovation & Workforce Development, 978-934 -2832 or Sandhya Balasubramanian, Director, Innovation & Workforce Development, 978-934-2374.