Fast Facts


Assessment has been a key focus for undergraduate education at NC State University since the early 1990s. For approximately the last 10 years, assessment responsibilities have been separated into three areas: graduate academic program assessment, undergraduate academic program assessment, and student affairs assessment. In the Division of Undergraduate Academic Programs (DUAP), the Assessment Office focused on general education, undergraduate academic programs, and the nine academic-support programs housed in DUAP. In the Division of Student Affairs, the Student Affairs Planning, Assessment, Research and Retention office (SAPARR) worked with approximately 32 student affairs units as they engaged in department-level research and assessment. As of July 2011, the DUAP and Student Affairs assessment offices merged into one office and reports to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA).


  • Six professional and administrative staff
  • One graduate student staff


  • Provide leadership in the area of General Education Assessment, Undergraduate Academic Assessment and the assessment of programs in DASA
  • Facilitate the external review of undergraduate academic programs through the Undergraduate Academic Comprehensive Program Review Process
  • Consult with the Council on Undergraduate Education and the University Council on Courses and Curricula
  • Maintain records necessary for compliance with SACS accreditation for General Education and DASA programs
  • Offer program and department level consulting for faculty and staff
  • Facilitate workshops
  • Research special topics


  • Division of Academic & Student Affairs (40 units participate)
  • 105 Undergraduate Academic Programs
  • 21 Undergraduate Academic Certificates
  • General Education Program
  • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • College of Design
  • College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • College of Management
  • College of Natural Resources
  • College of Science
  • College of Textiles
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