Here you'll find information on institutional and program assessment.

What Is Assessment?

Assessment is "the systematic and ongoing process of gathering, analyzing, and using information from multiple sources to draw inferences about the characteristics of students, programs, or an institution for the purpose of making informed decisions to improve the learning process" (Linn & Miller, 2005).


Why Assess?

  • Improve student learning outcomes
  • Help George Fox be more effective
  • Inform strategic decision-making
  • Show value

Who Should Assess?

All employees at the university help support the university's mission, so everyone has a stake in assessment.  That said, every program, both academic and administrative, should have a designated Program Assessment Coordinator (listed on the Plans & Results page). See program assessment lead responsibilities.

The University Assessment Committee (UAC) guides and assists academic departments in assessing effectiveness and enhancing best educational practices.


Rob Bohall
Director of Assessment & Institutional Research
Phone: 503-554-2416