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Academic Degree Programs 

Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes (2015)

Presented to JMU for their process of submitting, evaluating, and disseminating assessment reports
by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes (2011)

Presented to the Social Work Program by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes (2006)

Presented to CARS and the General Education Program by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Student Affairs

NASPA Grand Gold Excellence Award (2012)

Presented to Orientation & Center for Assessment & Research Studies students Matthew Swain (‘15PhD), and Jerusha Gerstner (‘15PhD) for their work on Implementation Fidelity with the Transfer Orientation program by: NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

Emerging Best Practices in Student Affairs Assessment Award for Student Learning & Development Outcomes (2009)

Presented to Orientation & the Center for Assessment & Research Studies for the Summer Springboard Orientation program by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Emerging Best Practices in Student Affairs Assessment Award for Student Learning & Development Outcomes (2008)

Presented to Judicial Affairs & the Center for Assessment & Research Studies for their assessment of the Civic Learning program by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Emerging Best Practices in Student Affairs Assessment Award (2007)

Presented to Judicial Affairs & the Center for Assessment & Research Studies for their assessment plan for the Civic Responsibility program by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

NASPA Grand Gold Excellence Award (2007)

Presented to Judicial Affairs Civic Learning program assessment by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

General Education

Improving General Education: Effective Program Process (2009)

Presented to General Education Cluster 3 by the Association for General and Liberal Studies

Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes (2006)

Presented to CARS and the General Education Program by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 

Internal Awards

The Assessment Advisory Council and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies are pleased to support the Provost Award for Excellence in Assessment. Each year, one academic program is identified for exemplary assessment practice. All academic programs are eligible for award consideration. The Assessment Advisory Council reviews the annual Assessment Progress Template reports, ratings, and profiles of all degree granting programs to identify the award recipient. The award winning program receives the recognition plaque and a small honorarium at the Provost’s Awards Reception in April.

The Provost Award for Excellence in Assessment past recipients:

2015 Department of Nursing: MSN in Nursing
2014 Department of Communication Studies: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
2013 Department of Social Work: BSW program
2012 Department of Health Sciences: Health Studies
2011 Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Bachelor of Science
2010 Department of History; Bachelor of Arts
2009 Department of Integrated Science & Technology, Bachelor of Science
2008 Department of Nursing: Bachelor of Science
2007 Department of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work