James Madison University officials have been closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, partnering with the Virginia Department of Health and public health experts here on campus to adjust university operations at home and abroad. Our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of our faculty and staff, students and the greater Harrisonburg community.

The Center for Assessment & Research Studies is following the guidelines shared by experts and is practicing social distancing by working remotely. Though faculty, staff, and graduate students will be working remotely from their homes, we assure you the Center is still open and operational. Information about how to reach us during this time is provided below.

For questions related to Assessment Day, please email assessment@jmu.edu

For all other questions, please contact the Center’s Administrative Assistant, Paula Love, via email at lovepd@jmu.edu.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


Assessment Leaders Around the Globe
      Dr. Stephen Hundley, The Future of the IUPUI Assessment Institute

      Archived Interviews

Assessment Leaders at JMU
      JMU and the Virginia Assessment Group Co-Host Assessment Drive-In
      The Madison Center & CARS: Measuring Students’ Civic Engagement at JMU
      The Madison Collaborative: Campus-wide ethical reasoning initiatives
      General Education: University-wide faculty inclusion and innovation
      First Year Orientation: Connecting the dots through implementation fidelity improvement
      Information Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning SCHEV Reports

Links to Leaders and Collaborators
      Virginia Assessment Group
      National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
      Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts – Wabash College
      American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
      Association for Institutional Research
      Research and Practice in Assessment
      Assessment Update

Around CARS

Summer Internship Series read

Upcoming webinar on Learning Improvement - June 4th 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m. read

CARS faculty Finney, Horst, and Assessment & Measurement alumni Markle and Russell author chapters in newly published book on student affairs assessment read  


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