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To the extent that one can incorporate assessment into daily practice, assessment will not appear as an additional burden. We need to find creative ways to incorporate assessment into curriculum and instruction so that it is part of our normal work load. The burden will seem unbearable to a chairperson who tries to pull together disparate elements of an uncoordinated assessment program on the weekend before the Departmental Annual Report is due. For the chairperson who plans ahead and fully involves faculty in the collection, interpretation, and use of assessment data, the burden will be less onerous.