Meet your A-Team!

Kara Moloney
Coordinator for Academic Assessment

You may not believe me, but I think I have one of the best jobs at UC Davis. (I really do!) The work of an assessment coordinator is a natural extension of what I have been doing for almost fifteen years... (more)

Kara Moloney

Student Assessment Researchers (StARs)

Brianna Gomez
StAR Intern
William Funes
StAR Intern
Sam Pitt
StAR Intern

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The Academic Assessment team (A-Team) supports evidence-informed decision-making at program, college, and campus levels by engaging campus partners in inquiry about student learning. We accomplish our mission by:

  • initiating and facilitating conversations about the role of learning outcomes assessment in enhancing student learning and improving academic programs;
  • creating collaborative opportunities for faculty, staff, administrators, and students to develop individual and collective capacity to design learning outcomes assessment inquiry projects and use results to inform decision-making; and
  • developing and disseminating resources that build individual and campuswide capacity to engage in learning outcomes assessment.

Grounded in a strong theoretical and empirical base, our approach to learning outcomes assessment focuses on the development and implementation of locally-defined and sustainable assessment practices that yield valid, relevant, and actionable information with which to improve academic programs and create equitable opportunities-to-learn for all students.

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