The assessment component of OIRA manages and facilitates related processes throughout the university. It utilizes an online system to facilitate assessment, use of results, and reporting. It also utilizes the online system to facilitate institutional strategic planning, assessment, and reporting.
Jacksonville University (JU) has a comprehensive, integrated planning and assessment process. Planning and assessment occurs at the institutional level and extends to the classroom level. It is a cyclical process whereby plans are developed and implemented on an annual basis, outcomes are assessed, and findings are used to guide improvements. To achieve this process, the University utilizes an online assessment system that allows users to align their goals and objectives with those of the University.
TracDat is an online system used by JU to facilitate planning and assessment. It provides a central location for storing plans and assessments in a common format. It provides relational database tools that enable systemic integration of plans, assessments, and outcomes. It is a repository for storing and retrieving supporting documentation for assessment and accreditation purposes. TracDat can generate pre-designed and ad-hoc reports for addressing internal needs and external agencies.
OIRA has created a TracDat User Guide to assist with navigating the most frequent tasks.
The following are services provided by OIRA and Academic Affairs:
- Training and assistance in planning and assessment
- Training and assistance in using TracDat
- Assistance with designing and implementing assessment methods
- Assistance with collecting, managing, and using results
- Assistance with designing, generating, and distributing reports