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Xavier University student academic achievement assessment planning records

Identifier: XUA-40

Scope and Content

This is a collection of planning documents concerning the assessment of student academic achievement at Xavier University. It includes the 1993 ad hoc Outcomes Assessment Committee and the 1995 Xavier University reports to the North Central Association. Annual updates submitted by departments within the three colleges of the university are also found.


  • Creation: 1993-2007

Restrictions on Access

Restricted access. Please contact the Xavier University Archives staff.

History of Xavier University student academic achievement planning

In response to the North Central Association's 1989 academic assessment mandate, Xavier's Academic Vice President formed an ad hoc Outcomes Assessment Committee in the Fall of 1991. The Committee's Final Report was issued and submitted to North Central in 1993. In 1995 North Central Association mandated that all institutions formulate and submit more detailed assessment plans. On June, 1995 Xavier submitted its Plan for the Assessment of Student Academic Achievement. Beginning in 1998 each academic department submitted to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs a yearly update indicating how it had implemented, and, where necessary, amended it's academic assessment plan.


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This is a collection of planning documents formulated in response to the North Central Association's Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. It includes reports submitted to North Central: the 1993 Xavier Outcomes Assessment Committee's Final Report and the 1995 report. It also includes annual departmental planning updates (with exceptions) for the years 1998-2007.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is organized by series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Reports: 1993 Final Report
  3. Reports: 1995 Report, with Annual Departmental Updates by College

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed into its current arrangement and description as part of a major University Archives reprocessing project in 2012-2013. This reprocessing project was largely an effort to disband a record group system, developed in the late 1970s, used to arrange university records. The record group scheme had been established by the first University Archivist, Lee Bennish, SJ, and chiefly organized materials by originating office and organizational structure. After Bennish’s tenure, oversight of the archives changed several times and resulted in a lack of adherence to the record group scheme for new acquisitions. The 2012-2013 processing project also sought to incorporate records for which little acquisition or contextual information existed. The project staff primarily reorganized records into subject-based collections. Occasionally subjects coincided with offices of origin (e.g. Subject, Presidents; Office, Office of the President; Collection, Xavier University President’s Office). This subject-based arrangement makes it difficult to identify or describe the collections by office of origin but administrative project records do indicate transfers and connections between original record groups and 2012-2013 collections. During the project, records were rehoused in archival folders and boxes, and new finding aids were created using the OhioLINK Finding Aid Creation Tool.

As of 2017, University Archives no longer employs the 2012-2013 system of arranging collections by subject.

Xavier University student academic achievement assessment planning records
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library Repository

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