Higher Education Assessment

As a leader in assessment, JMU's Center for Assessment and Research Studies and the faculty members of the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program receive frequent requests for trainings, workshops and presentations on assessment practice by institutions and individuals who are trying to meet accreditation and accountability demands. This certificate is designed to meet that need by assisting institutions in developing their own expertise while recognizing that busy assessment practitioners desire professional development that fits into their busy lives.

This online certificate program will provide you with the most up-to-date information about assessment practice in higher education and help you develop skills to apply that knowledge at your institution.

JMU's Higher Education Assessment Specialist graduate certificate program offers professional development and certification for those wishing to engage in assessment practice at institutions of higher education. All coursework is delivered entirely online, making it convenient for your busy schedule.

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What Makes JMU's Higher Education Assessment Graduate Certificate Stand Out?

  • 100% online
  • You take one 3-credit course a semester
  • It's a balance of self-paced and highly-interactive online learning
  • Our top-notch faculty are experts in the latest higher education assessment practices

The Higher Education Assessment Certificate is suited for:

Deans: Learn to quantify how you evaluate student experience and educational outcomes, as well as improve your communication regarding assessment processes and results.

Department Heads: Promote academic excellence in your unit, while opening up dialogue across your unit regarding how your students learn.

Program Directors: Identify what goes into initial program development, enhance program elements that need improvement, or remove ineffective program elements.

Institution Research Specialists: Improve how your institution uses both Institutional research data and assessment data to make informed decisions regarding student achievement.

If you would like to speak with Dr. Robin Anderon, Program Director, please reach out at ander2rd@jmu.edu, or 540-568-3293.

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