Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment (AMCOA)

UMass Lowell participates in the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s Amcoa Team; our campus representatives bring the UMass perspective to that collaboration, which is part of the Vision Project, a public agenda for higher education in Massachusetts.  Through Amcoa, we collaborate with representatives from across the 28 public, undergraduate campuses in the state, most especially with our regional partners, to provide mutual professional development.  Our work helps align learning outcome and assessment strategies with some of the two- and four-year institutions from which our students most commonly transfer, including our dyad partner, Middlesex Community College.  UMass Lowell hosts the Massachusetts Professional Development Network (MAPDN) Listserv as a means of fostering ongoing collaboration.