Excellence in Assessment Award

Dr. Jean Hurtsman and Dr. Keith Mandabach with the School of Hotel, Resturant and Tourism Management presented with The excellence in Assessment Award, standing with New Mexico State University's Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros, Tuesday January 15, 2018 at Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Dr. Jean Hurtsman and Dr. Keith Mandabach with the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management presented with The excellence in Assessment Award in January 2018.

In recognition of the vital role assessment plays in student learning, the Annual Academic Departmental Assessment Committee sponsors an annual Excellence in Assessment Award. The award is announced at the Spring Convocation each year. 

Recipients of the award are selected from the Annual Academic Departmental Assessments (AADA) submitted for undergraduate and graduate programs by each individual department. The reports typically contain the following information: 

  • Departmental Mission Statement
  • Degree Programs
  • Program-Level Learning Outcomes
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Action Plans for Improving Student Learning 
  • Assessment Process, including engagement and process improvement
  • Assessment Schedule/Plan 
  • Optional supporting documents or additional information 

AADA Reports are submitted for an academic year after the year is complete. (Ex. AADA Reports for the 2019-20 year are submitted in Fall 2020.) 

Note: The Excellence in Assessment award began selecting the recipients based on the AADA reports in 2017.