The Assessment Environment
Assessment is an integral part of the management of resources at the University of Montana. The University informs its planning and budget processes and ensures accountability through institutional assessment and programmatic assessment.
University of Montana Accreditation
The University's Assessment is tied closely to our accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities.
- Academic Program Assessment Procedures
- Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Reports
- Upper Division Writing Proficiency Assessment Report
- Program Review
- Collegiate Learning Assessment Institutional Report 2006-2007
Institutional Data Reporting
For the purposes of comparison and assessment, the Office of Planning, Budgeting and Analysis continually compares institutional data with several benchmarks.
The most widely used comparator database for higher education is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Reporting to IPEDS is mandatory for institutions receiving federal funds. Data are collected from all primary providers of postsecondary education in the country in areas including enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty, staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.
- Instruction costs and productivity by discipline (Delaware Study);
- Graduation and retention rates (CSRDE);
- Faculty salaries by discipline (CUPA); and
- Regional higher education information for western states (WICHE).
Student Engagement Assessment
- National Survey of Student Engagement: Benchmark Comparisons 2009
- National Survey of Student Engagement: Student Experience in Brief 2009
- Project InnC Assessment of students' innovation capacity 2016
- NCAA Certification 2011 Self-Study
- 2014 Year 3 Accreditation Self-Study Report
- 2011 Year 1 Accreditation Self-Study Report
- Assessment of Student Engagement
- ASUM Sustainability Report Card
- Student Affairs Assessment
- UM College Portrait
- 2010 Economic Impact Report
- Budget Metrics FY06-FY10