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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 and 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 (pdf)

AQAD process and timeline (pdf)

AQAD self study template (pdf)

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.

Please contact Karen Morin, Director Academic Budgets, 978-934-2537 for information on reimbursement procedure for AQAD site-visit related expenses.