Assessment is meaningful when it addresses questions that people care about and that benefit student learning. When we do assessment for learning we create spaces for meaningful work.


Equity-Minded Assessment focuses on the equity of the student educational experience with assessment, gaps in achievement of student learning outcomes, and centering equity as a key principle of our assessment projects.


Sustainable Assessment integrates assessment into institutional processes, devotes resources to good assessment, and uses results to make improvements to instruction, programs, or the learning environment.

This site provides resources for the CSU community to learn about learning outcomes assessment and educational program evaluation. We hope that community members will use these resources to engage in collaborative assessment work, and connect with university programs and offices devoted to using assessment as a tool to help students learn and thrive at CSU. Resources will be added regularly. To receive email updates about assessment activities at CSU, please register at  the CSU-Assess listserv registration site.

Current Assessment Projects

Fall 2023 Projects

Enhancing course assignments to help students build oral and written communication skills while learning disciplinary content. Read more on the AUCC 3B-3D assessment project page.

An assessment and learning improvement community will begin in Fall 2023 to focus on developing resources for teaching and assessing the AUCC 1C learning outcomes. For more information, contact Stephanie Foster at

This Community of Practice invites faculty and graduate students who teach writing-intensive courses and/or who want to teach more writing in their courses to join a conversation about assignment design and writing assessment for a socially just future. In this Community of Practice, participants will brainstorm, discuss, analyze, and practice ways to teach and assess writing in their disciplines that support students’ linguistic diversity, funds of knowledge, and literacies. We will read Asao Inoue’s open access book Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future as a launching point into our conversations. Time will be made in each meeting to discuss practical application to our writing assignments and teaching of writing. Inoue is the former chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), and Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies was the winner of the 2017 CCCC Outstanding Book Award and 2017 Council of Writing Program Administrators Best Book Award. This CoP is capped at 20 participants.


Dr. Genesea M. Carter (she/her/hers: What’s this?)
Associate Director of Composition
Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition
English Department, Colorado State University

Dates, Time, and Location:

  • Tuesdays: 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, and 12/12
  • Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Location: Eddy 116

The Division of Student Affairs has recently completed the Student Employee Quality of Work Life Survey. A summary report is available on the Division of Student Affairs Assessment website.

Assessing-U: Issues in Higher Ed Assessment