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Dartmouth Operations Self-Assessment

NEW online Dartmouth Operations Self-Assessment (DOSA) tool!

DOSA is a risk assessment tool by which the College departments, with assistance from Office of Risk and Internal Controls Services, can assess their internal controls and identify area of risk exposure.  Effective May 2010, DOSA is available in online survey format and the information is maintained on a Dartmouth server to provide a secure environment for confidential information.

The DOSA process involves two key components:

  • Department staff members play an active role in assessing their internal controls
  • Department staff members are given a tool and guideline for evaluating best business practices annually

DOSA will provide insight for Internal Controls to assess potential risks and develop solutions for departments. The purpose is to ensure accuracy of College's financial statements, safe guarding of the assets and compliance with laws, regulations and College policies. This self-assessment will not eliminate the need of a formal audit but rather this act as an indicator for such need in the future.

There are two versions of the questionnaire:

The Office of Risk and Internal Controls Services is available to assist you. For further information, please contact Risk and Internal Controls at 646-2442 or email

Last Updated: 11/1/12