1. Board of Trustees Resolution 1996: Aggressively Pursuing Excellence in Undergraduate  Education
2. Board of Trustees Resolution 2000: The University of Pittsburgh: 2000–05
3. Provost Presentation: Strategic Planning Implementation for Academic Programs
4. University of Pittsburgh Document Road Map
5. Provost and Other Presentations; Media Coverage


1. InfoBrief, September 2009,
2. This document is on the University of Pittsburgh portal. It can be accessed directly at


1. Report of the Working Group on Using Assessment to Improve Institutional Effectiveness
2. Profiles of Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work, School of Nursing, and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
3. University of Pittsburgh at Bradford: Timeline for Planning and Budgeting Process
4. An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century
5. ABS Operation and Maintenance Study
6. ART book
7. SOX team efforts: Excerpt of broad risks identified during business process assessments
8. Provost Area Responsibility Centers, Annual Plans, FY2001–12
9. Provost Area Responsibility Centers, Strategic Plans, FY2001–12


1. Planning and Budgeting System:
2. Planning and Budgeting System, Appendix A:
3. Information Technology Updates:
4. Facilities Plan 2007–18:
5. ULS:
6. International Plan Framework:
7. Collaborative for Evaluation and Assessment Capacity:
8. Fact Book 2011:
9. Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 302:
10. Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404:


1. Report of the Working Group on Using Assessment to Improve the Student Experience
2. Presentations

  • a. University-wide Chairs Retreat, Spring 2007
  • b. University Council on Graduate Studies, 2008
  • c. Provost’s Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Programs, 2008
  • d. Faculty Assembly, 2008
  • e. University Senate Education Policies Committee, 2008
  • f. Board of Trustees Academic Affairs and Libraries Committee, 2008
  • g. Annual chairs meetings, 2008
  • h. School and department meetings, 2008
  • i. Articles in campus newspapers and newsletters

3. Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education workshops
4. Descriptions of the process for assessing student learning in each school and campus, provided by the deans and campus presidents
5. All assessment matrices (reports) submitted for individual programs annually since 2007
6. All assessment matrices (reports) submitted for general education programs on each of the campuses since 2008
7. Relevant sections of accreditation reports submitted by those schools using specialized accreditation to meet University guidelines
8. All Office of the Provost reviews of assessment activities in each school and on each campus
9. A comprehensive list of programmatic changes that have occurred as a result of the assessment of student learning initiative
10. General education requirements of each school and campus
11. The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey
12. National Survey of Student Engagement
13. University of Pittsburgh Student Satisfaction Survey
14. Writing in the Disciplines

  • a. College Writing Board Matrix
  • b. General Education Requirement Assessment: W-requirement
  • c. College Writing Board Report Appendices A–D
  • d. College Writing Board Report E
  • e. College Writing Board Report F
  • f. College Writing Board Report G

15. Second Language

  • a. Second Language Matrix
  • b. Second Language Attachment B: Interpretation of Results

16. Summary of changes to degree and certificate programs from schools that follow the standard University process
17. Student Surveys
18. Retention and Graduation Rates
19. Student Satisfaction Goal and Strategies
20. First-year Retention
21. Student Services
22. Weekly Admissions, Profile Reports, Yield Analysis
23. Admit, Not Paid Summary results 2000 vs. 2010
24. Graduate/Professional school guaranteed admission programs
25. Arts and Sciences Standards and Strategies for Student-centered Advising, 2010.


1. Provost’s Guidelines for Conducting Evaluations of Academic Programs:
2. Guidelines for Documenting the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at the University of Pittsburgh:
3. Assessing Student Learning:
4. SERU:
5. RISE:
6. Outside the Classroom Curriculum: