UMass Boston

Academic Quality Assessment & Development (AQUAD)

The Academic Quality Assessment and Development (AQUAD) is an external review process for assessing the core academic functions of each department or program at the university, including teaching and learning; research, professional, and creative activity; and public service and academic outreach. The AQUAD review provides a rigorous quality assessment, identifying strengths and targeting areas for growth and development. Please see the  Board of Trustees' AQUAD Guidelines (Document T98-033) for further detail.


  • Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs