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About Us

Texas State University is committed to the continuous improvement of units, programs, and actions through the identification and assessment of outcomes as well as through thoughtful reflection on the process and continuous improvement. Toward this end, a process was created to provide evidence of success and to encourage improvement. The intent is to develop a relatively simple process while encouraging the thoughtful discussion and planning necessary to improve and attain quality measures.

Our institutional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) like other programmatic accrediting organizations, requires administrative units and academic programs to have clear and measurable outcomes. Assessment of the achievement of outcomes provides evidence of Student Learning and indicates areas in need of improvement. Ultimately, assessment of outcomes is a means for maximizing the potential of all units, programs, and actions.

Administrative outcomes can be found on the University Planning and Assessment website.

Office of Assessment


JCK 1016  [Directions]

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Lon Olson, Ph.D.

Assessment Director

Lon is a member of the Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AAHLE), the International Studies Association (ISA), and the American Philosophical Association.  In addition to overseeing the assessment program at Texas State, Lon teaches in the Department of Philosophy.  Before joining Texas State in March of 2019, he served as a naval officer for 30 years and taught at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.

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Ismael Lozano

Administrative Assistant II

Ismael is a graduate student from Texas State University, studying Marketing Research and Analysis. He is also a recent graduate of the Marketing program. His previous employment was with the university as an Orientation Leader, he is accustomed to Texas State's culture and traditions