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Services and Support

Academic Program Services

The Assessment Office offers the following services to the RIT community. For more information or help with any of the services contact the Assessment Office at 585-475-2310.

  • Specialized consulting related to assessing student learning outcomes with: individual chairs and directors, entire departments, or college level committees
  • Assistance with analysis of existing course or program assessment plans
  • Assistance with design of manageable degree-program assessment plans
  • Assistance with design of course level goals and student learning outcomes
  • Assistance with design of rubrics or other instruments to measure student learning
  • Workshops related to assessment topics for colleges or departments

Administrative Departments/Units

  • Specialized consulting related to assessing institutional effectiveness with: directors, departments, or committees
  • Assistance with design of instruments to measure institutional effectiveness
  • Workshops related to institutional effectiveness topics for colleges or departments

Assessment Management System Support - Customized and Ongoing Training

Please contact the AMS Coordinator with your specific training needs. We provide ongoing training to support your use of the AMS software. Some of the types of training sessions we offer:

  • Refresher course based on the System Overview training
  • Customized topics to meet your needs
  • New and Advanced Features


The Assessment team offers a variety of WORKSHOPS & EVENTS to help you meet your assessment and institutional effectiveness needs.  See below for a sampling of the workshops we have offered, and please contact us at 585-475-2310 to request one of these workshops or to design training especially to meet your needs:

Samples of RIT Workshops:

Developing an Institutional Effectiveness Map

This 90 minute session offers an overview of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) at RIT and reviews key elements of the IE Map. 

Developing Course Level Learning Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

This 90 minute session takes you through a structured process to create course learning goals as the basis for course (re)design. The workshop includes peer sharing and collaboration as you develop or refine learning goals and student learning outcomes for one of your own courses.

Developing Course Assessments

Interested in developing or redesigning course level assessments for your course?

During this 90 minute session, you will review a variety of course assessment options and best practices in matching assessments to course level learning goals and student learning outcomes. One of the goals of the session is for participants to develop an assessment to measure a course goal and student learning outcome. Bring one course outline form with you which includes course goals and student learning outcomes, and one assignment from the course.

Assessment Facilitator

This six hour workshop provides an in-depth opportunity for those on the front lines of assessment to increase their knowledge and skills.  Successful completion of the workshop will enable participants to provide maximum support and guidance to colleges during the semester conversion process.  Activities include presentations, discussions, and roll-play activities to enhance understanding of the role/characteristics of the assessment facilitator, how to work effectively with programs at varying levels with varying issues, how to develop scoring guides, and analyzing and reporting assessment results.

Developing Rubrics to Assess Student Learning

This two-hour workshop provides opportunities for faculty to design or refine scoring rubrics to assess student learning.

The Challenge of Assessing Student Learning

This introductory assessment workshop is the first in a series designed to support faculty in assessing student learning outcomes in their courses.  Focus will be on rubric development, course goal setting, and curriculum mapping.  The workshop will also highlight faculty and student benefits of using rubrics in any course format (campus, blended, online, independent study).  Topics of discussion will include development, use of, problems with, and on-going refinement of rubrics to assess student learning in multiple types of learning environments.  Participants will receive resources for future use.