Writing an Assessment Report

Annual Assessment Reports will now take place in Planning and Self Study effective for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Department Assessment Coordinators and Chairpersons can use this application as of April 2023. The first time working an annual assessment report, please contact Kenny Beyer at k-beyer@neiu.edu. Tk20 will no longer be used for this process.

FY23 Due Date

  • The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office has determined the FY2023 (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023) Assessment Report will be due on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023.

Additional Support

Starting in Fall 2023, the Assessment Team members will serve as assessment liaisons working with specific departments. Liaison assignments will be communicated during the Fall 2023 Assessment Workshops.

Goodwin College of Education

  • The reporting process is mainly designed around our local, state and college-specific accreditation requirements.

College of Business & Technology

  • The reporting process is designed around AACSB standards.

Program Review

Departments required to complete program review based on IBHE guidelines will utilize the Planning and Self Study application as well. Programs will be notified via Academic Affairs when this review must be completed and timeline for submitting.


The program review process takes approximately 12 months to complete. A general timeline is given below.

  • September: Academic Affairs provides the department with the Program Review template and timeline and meets with the department to discuss program review.
  • January: Institutional Research provides enrollment and degrees conferred data; Budget Office provides cost analysis.
  • Jan. 1: Department submits 3-4 names of external reviewers to Shayne Cofer in Academic Affairs.
  • Feb. 15: Self-study is due to Academic Affairs.
  • February: External reviewer is identified and sent contract and information by Academic Affairs. Self-study is sent to an external reviewer.
  • March: External reviewer visits for one full day or two half-days
  • Reviewer provides report.
  • Academic Affairs meets with department to discuss strengths and challenges.
  • September: Program review due to IBHE.


Kenny Beyer hosts a meeting with programs that are actively going through this process each academic year and provide technological guidance throughout the process.