Office of Assessment Staff

Director of Assessment

Dr. Nick Curtis is the director of assessment. In this role, he provides leadership and support to the Marquette community, including academic departments, the Marquette Core Curriculum and co-curricular units, in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the purpose of large-scale student learning improvement efforts. Before joining Marquette, Curtis served as the senior learning outcomes and visibility consultant for the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University in Virginia, where he earned his Ph.D. in assessment and measurement.  Curtis remains an active teacher in higher education and has presented and published more than 70 professional presentations and publications for state, regional, national and International conferences and journals in assessment, education and psychology. He also serves as the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Research & Practice in Assessment.


Nick Curtis, Marquette University Director of Assessment





Graduate Assistant

Andrew Hirsh is the graduate assistant in the Marquette Office of Assessment. He has been in this role since fall 2021 as he works towards a Master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education within the Educational Policy and Leadership deprtment. He graduated from Marquette in 2021 with a Honors Bachelor of Science in Middle/Secondary Education and Interdisciplinary Broad Field Science.









Among Other Roles, the Staff of the Office of Assessment:

  • Consults with faculty and staff developing and implementing assessment plans and reports. This includes writing effective student learning outcomes and choosing appropriate strategies and measures.
  • Provides guidance as needed with analyzing, reporting and disseminating assessment results.
  • Provides assessment resources and delivers workshops on topics relevant to assessment.
  • Promotes best practices in assessment.
  • Supports assessment of the integrated core learning outcomes, knowledge area outcomes and institutional undergraduate learning outcomes.
  • As part of the Institutional Survey Committee, oversees the development, coordination and administration of campuswide surveys of broad institutional scope.
  • Assists with writing and implementing evaluation components for externally funded projects.
  • Assists with survey design, focus group preparation and data analysis for special projects.
  • Acts as an assessment resource to the university community for accreditation, strategic planning and program review.


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