Academic Programs

The following documents should be utilized to ensure and demonstrate institutional effectiveness for UNM’s academic programs.


Academic Program Assessment Templates

Unless an alternative version is provided for a particular college, school, or branch, all academic programs should adhere to the UNM templates provided below.

  • UNM Assessment Plan and Report Template (PDF) or (Word
    • The Office of Assessment & APR has created a video to assist with the completion of the PLAN portion of the Plan and Report Template. Click here to access the video via YouTube. We have also created a video to assist with the completion of the REPORT section. Click here to access that video via YouTube.
  • College/School/Branch Maturity Rubric and Narrative Template (to be completed by the College/School/Branch level Assessment Coordinator or CARC Chair and submitted to the OA/APR)
  • Academic Unit Maturity Rubric and Narrative Template (for unit to complete and share with their CARC/Assessment Coordinator - not collected by the OA/APR)

Note: January 31 is the deadline for all college/school/branch Assessment Coordinators or equivalent to submit their program plans and reports to the Office of Assessment & APR. Internal deadlines will be much earlier (between October and December). Please submit the UNM Academic Programs/Unit Combined Assessment Plan and Report Template according to your internal unit submission procedures and deadlines.

How to Write a Student Learning Outcome (SLO) Infographic

The OA/APR has developed a one-page guide to develop SLOs that includes definitions, guidance, and expectations. The PDF file is accessible here.