The Annual Assessment Report (AAR) summarizes progress made on an academic program’s assessment plan, along with reporting any updates and changes. It is required for every non-accredited program (graduate and undergraduate) at UVM. Externally accredited programs (graduate and undergraduate) should submit an updated E1B form instead, in any year in which they receive an updated accreditation letter from their accrediting body. If you are a faculty, program coordinator, or assessment coordinator, please refer to the forms, workshop registration info., the list of frequently asked questions, and the list of unit assessment coordinators provided below as you plan for the AY 22-23 submission. Deadline for all AY 22-23 submissions is September 30th, 2023.


AY 22-23 Reporting

AAR Electronic Form for AY 22-23     |    AAR Word Template for AY 22-23 (For reference only)    

NECHE E-Series Forms

E1A Form for Non-Accredited Programs (.docx)    |    E1B Form Externally Accredited Programs (.docx)

AY 21-22 Reporting

The submission form for AY 21-22 is now closed. Email if you wish to make a submission for AY 21-22     

Assessment plan charts:                                                                           Curriculum Mapping Tools:

Assessment Plan Template (.docx)                                                          • Blank Curriculum Map - Simple (.docx)
Sample Assessment Plan (.docx)                                                             • Blank Curriculum Map - Sub-outcomes (.docx)
3-year Cycle Blank Plan (.docx) 
4-year Cycle Blank Plan (.docx)
5-year Cycle Blank Plan (.docx)

Important Dates

AY 22-23 Annual Assessment Reports DueSaturday, September 30th, 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

When are annual assessment reports (AARs) due for AY 2022-2023?

AARs are due by September 30th, 2023, 11:59 PM EST. These reports summarize assessment activities conducted between Fall 2022 and Summer 2023.

Is the September 30th deadline final? Can I get an extension?

The September 30th deadline is the official due date for our office. If you are facing extenuating circumstances and would like to request an extension, please email us at to describe the status of your report(s) and the circumstances which prevent you from submitting by the deadline.

How do I submit my AAR for AY 2022-2023?

You can use this Word template to draft your report and then submit it using this electronic form. Once submitted, a pdf copy of your report will be uploaded in the assessment SharePoint site within the next two business days after the electronic form is submitted.

I coordinate a program that is externally accredited. Do I need to submit an AAR?

Externally accredited programs (graduate and undergraduate) should submit an updated E1B form every year they receive an updated accreditation letter. You can do so by completing the electronic form - linked here. For years with no updated letter, please communicate to your unit assessment coordinator that there are no updates for the E1B form.

Who should submit the AARs?

The form allows for Unit Assessment Coordinators-UACs or program coordinators to submit the reports. We recommend that a program coordinator completes the form because it requires program specific information. UACs can assist the program coordinators and faculty by sharing the "AAR Word Template” listed above under the Forms section and by encouraging them to use the resources available on our website.

What resources are available to help me with the AAR process?

We have training videos, recorded workshops, sample reports and print resources posted on this website that can help with AAR preparation and submission. You can also request an individual consultation with the Assessment Coordinator, Richard Cohen, Ph.D., by emailing or sending a MS Teams chat message. New workshops and training sessions will be held every semester.

What will happen after I submit my AAR?

After you submit your AAR, you will receive a confirmation email along with a SharePoint link to the report within the next two business days. Next, we will schedule a meeting with your Unit Assessment Coordinator to discuss the strengths of your submission, collaboratively identify any areas of improvement, and offer any tools or resources you may need for the next report.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact Rich Cohen by email (, phone (802-656-0693), or MS Teams chat message.

Sharepoint Site

This Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes site allows designated groups to share information such as AARs, E1A or E1B forms, Assessment Plans, and reference materials. If you are a new member of your unit’s assessment team and would like to request permission to access this site, contact Rich Cohen ( stating your assessment role and specifying the folders you would like to request access for.

Unit Assessment Coordinators (AY 2022-23)         

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Kate Finley-Woodruff,
College of Arts and Sciences: Paul Deslandes,
College of Education and Social Services: Stephanie Ratmeyer,
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences: Priyantha Wijesinghe,
College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Michael Cannizzaro,
Graduate College: Cynthia Forehand,
Grossman School of Business: Barbara Arel,
Honors College: Ian Grimmer,
Larner College of Medicine: Position Vacant as of August 2022; Graduate Programs in LCOM: Erin Montgomery,
Rubenstein School: Jennifer Pontius,


A Note About Accessibility
The UVM Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is committed to ensuring that reported data are accessible. If the data presented are not accessible to you, please contact the UVM ADA/504 Coordinator. OIRA will work to get you all requested data in a timely fashion.

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