Office of Academic Assessment highlights campus partnership with University Career Center

Published: July 09, 2021

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Launched in 2018, Creed to Succeed helps the university evaluate the Core Curriculum, offers current students an opportunity to provide feedback on their educational experience and provides the university with critical information regarding student success. The course, housed in Canvas, is Auburn University’s premier graduating senior data collection course and would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of multiple campus offices. Each unit involved with the initiative brings a distinct set of skills and unique value to Creed to Succeed.

The Creed to Succeed initiative recently received the 2020 President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award because Creed to Succeed provides pivotal support to efforts aimed at increasing student achievement at Auburn University. The Office of Academic Assessment looks forward to recognizing the partners involved with Creed to Succeed throughout the spring 2021 semester in its monthly spotlight.

The University Career Center was initially established at Auburn University to help students in all areas of concentration within the institution and promote career development, cooperative education and employer relations. The University Career Center oversees a variety of projects and different programs to help students have a successful transition into their college career.

The career center team first got involved with the career outcomes data collection when the Office of Academic Assessment reached out early in 2019 when they began administering the First Destination Survey within the UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed senior graduation course. Blakeney Davis, coordinator of Data Reporting and Analysis, manages the compilation of data reported through the FDS to communicate these results to the colleges.

When discussing the collaboration between the Office of Academic Assessment and the career center in regard to the FDS, Blakeney said “the collaboration between the University Career Center and OAA has been beneficial to both offices. The FDS 6-month follow-up process has been streamlined, allowing us to share student outcome data with the colleges more efficiently.”

If you would like to contact the University Career Center for inquiries, you can reach them best by phone at 334-844-4744 or for Zoom and in-person meetings by email at Their hours are as follows: Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Submitted by: Marla Zappa