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.