Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment

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General Resources
Discussion Lists, Forums, Archives of Articles, Lists of Links, etc.

Principles of good outcomes assessment practice 

AALHE (Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education)
  • A professional association for higher education assessment practitioners, AALHE became available to the assessment community in spring 2010.
  • Some website features are restricted to AALHE members, some are available to the public (the list below indicates which features are restricted). The site includes:
    • Information about AALHE and about joining AALHE.
    • Links to other assessment resources. (See both the Resource Room and About Us / Other Associations.)
    • Opportunities for interaction about assessment issues, via topic-specific blogs, communities of practice, and webinars, and on the ASSESS discussion list. (Blogs, COPs, and webinar participation are restricted to AALHE members. Archived webinars and the ASSESS list are available to the public in the Resource Room.)
    • Information about & from AALHE's annual conferences. (Conference papers are restricted to AALHE members.)
  • Intersection newsletter for AALHE members.
 ACT
  • Surveys and assessment tools for colleges & universities.
  • Links to information about other ACT tools for higher education.

American Evaluation Association

  • Resources for and information about assessment & evaluation in many contexts, including education & higher education. See About Us.
  • Community resources
    • EVALTALK online discussion list.
    • The public elibrary includes a daily blog and (pdf and Powerpoint files) materials from AEA conference presentations.
    • Discussion forums for AEA members.

American Society for Quality: Education Division

  • A division of ASQ, the national organization for the application of quality control in business and industry.
  • K-12 as well as higher education.
  • Some articles in the Division's online journal Quality Approaches in Higher Education deal with assessing student learning outcomes. Some issues of its Higher Education Brief focus on assessment & accountability; recent issues are available to the public.
Assessing administrative and support units Assessing Assessment: In Academe, from AAUP
  • The first four feature articles in this issue deal with assessment.
Assessing online education Assessing service learning
Assessment committees
  • ASSESS discussion-list threads on committee structure and function (see the list archive):
    • March 1999 thread Faculty committees, initiated by Suzanne Decamp.
    • September 2003 thread Course releases for faculty on assessment committees?, initiated by Tiffany Phagan.
    • October 2005 thread Committee structure, initiated by David Gordon.
    • November 2007 thread Institutional assessment committee, initiated by Erin Frew. Note Erin's 11/22/07 summary of responses.
    • February 2009 thread Assessment committees???, initiated by Charles Patrick.
    • May 2010 thread University Assessment Committee, initiated by Jerald Henderson.
    • September 2010 thread Relationship of Assessment Committee and Academic Policies Committee, initiated by David Knopp.
    • March 2013 thread an organizational question, initiated by Daryl Stevenson, and the associated threads an organizational question--larger institutions? and Organizational Question.
    • July 2013 thread Assessment Committees, initiated by Leah Adams-Curtis, and her follow-up posts Summary of responses for Assessment Committee and Summary of Assessment Committee information.
  • Periodic assessment reports (often received and responded to by an assessment committee).
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the 
      • October 2010 thread rubrics to evaluate quality of assessment, initiated by Keston Fulcher.
      • September 2011 thread Faculty Evaluation of Annual Assessment Reports, initiated by Donna Vinton.
      • January 2012 thread Dean's Role in Reviewing Assess Reports, initiated by Kathleen Morley.
      • May 2012 thread Assessment report review process, initiated by Erin Frew.
      • July 2012 thread Administrative Responses to Annual Assessment Reports and Program Review, initiated by Shawna Lafreniere.
      • February 2013 thread Rubric for evaluating the quality of assessment plans, initiated by Shawna Lafreniere.
      • July 2013 thread Discovering Plagiarism during Juried Evaluations? initiated by Chris Duke.
      • June 2014 thread Timing of assessment reporting initiated by Leah Adams-Curtis.
      • September 2014 thread external review of program assessment plans/annual reports initiated by Ying Xiong.
    • What should departments report, and to whom? In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the: 
      • October 1999 thread Who Collects Reports?, initiated by Jane Thayer.
      • July 2009 thread What's in your annual assessment reports?, initiated by Pat Williams.
      • March 2010 thread Posting assessment docs, initiated by Jayne Swanson.
      • January 2014 thread Trend of sharing assessment results/reports online, initiated by Norma Morán.
      • September 2014 thread Program Assessment Outcomes and Objectives initiated by Deborah Armstrong.

Assessment grants

Assessment humor

Assessment information for students

  • Use your browser's (F)ind function to search the individual institutions' assessment sites for the phrase "for students".
  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the 
    • May 2012 thread Feedback for Students, initiated by Allison Ostrowski.
    • May 2012 thread Informational assessment statements and student consent procedures, initiated by Elise Martin. 
    • July 2013 thread How do you get students interested in assessment, initiated by Christopher Childs.

Assessment and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

  • How IRBs interpret the federal regulations on research with human subjects varies from campus to campus.
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
      • November 1999 thread IRB letters initiated by Jamie Young.
      • October 2001 thread IRB approval initiated by Kevin Kinser.
      • January 2002 thread  IRB approval and assessment instruments initiated by Barry Jenkins.
      • August 2004 thread IRB is initiated by Edward Grandpre.
      • September 2004 threads External survey requests and Passions aside, IRB is necessary, initiated by Karen Widbin and Mark Davenport.
      • September 2005 threads Policy about Use of Assessment Results for Personal Research Activities and Use of Assessment Results, initiated by Karen Widbin and Alan DuPont.
      • April 2007 thread On Assessment and IRB initiated by Marsha Watson.
      • August 2009 thread IRB initiated by Valerie Taylor.
      • April 2010 thread IRB's and Educational Research initiated by Curt Naser.
      • November 2010 thread Institutional Review Board & Assessment initiated by Melanie Booth.
      • February 2011 thread An bit of Friday afternoon diversion initiated by Lea Campbell, and the follow-up threads An bit of Friday afternoon diversion...which has spilled over in to the weekend and Monday morning as well... and An bit of Friday afternoon diversion - now bleeding into Tuesday. This request for information about institutions' assessment climate became an extended discussion of assessment & IRBs.
      • October 2011 thread asmt ethics initiated by Joan Hawthorne, and the related post Further Consderation Regarding Assessment Ethics. The main thread includes discussions of ethical standards for assessment and how institutional review boards (IRBs) deal with assessment activities.
      • September 2012 thread Student Services Assessment for Decision Making and IRB Approval initiated by Brad Patterson.
      • May 2013 thread Assessment Data and Permissions initiated by Vanessa Vacchiano.
      • May 2014 thread publishing assessment results initiated by Susan Warner.
      • June 2014 thread Request for raw Student Engagement Survey data initiated by Laura Massell.
      • September 2014 thread IRB and Assessment of Student Learning initiated by Carrie Nepstad.
  • Related policy issues
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the December 2010 thread Policy Language: Collecting Student Work for Program Assessment initiated by Melanie Booth.
Assessment journals
Assessment and Learning: State of the field review
  • About educational assessment in general, K-12 as well as higher ed and in UK, European, & far eastern education systems as well as in the U.S. (the review was written to inform Norwegian policy context). 
    • A good source of information about "assessment" terminology & concepts -- how terms & concepts developed, how they're used in various theoretical & educational systems, and confusions that can result from overlapping usages.
    • Most of the theoretical & definitional literature reviewed deals with the theoretical underpinnings of various approaches to assessment and to relationships among assessment, learning, pedagogy, & policy. 
    • Most of the research literature reviewed deals either with small-scale action-oriented studies in K-12 situations or with the large-scale OECD international tests; these parts of the review emphasize impacts on learning/pedagogy policy & practice rather than detailed research methods or results.
  • A large pdf file, 174pp including 20 pages of references.
Assessment and Liberal Arts Education: Research on the outcomes of liberal arts education
Assessment Resource Centre
  • A joint project of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Hong Kong.
  • Information about, guidelines for, and issues in assessment and assessment-based pedagogy.
  • Bibliography and links to other resources. Includes resources not usually found in U.S.-based lists.
  • User-contributed assessment-practice examples were not available when last checked.

Assessment Resources

Assessment Rubrics

Association for Educational Assessment - Europe
  • Not limited to higher education.
  • Professional development includes a framework for Standards for Assessment (pdf file).

Association for Institutional Research

Association of American Colleges & Universities

  • AAC&U's assessment initiatives: multi-institution research on assessment approaches and impacts.
    • The LEAP (Liberal Education & America's Promise) and VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiatives include general education learning outcomes, rubrics, and assessment activities.
  • AAC&U's assessment-related publications, meetings, and institutes.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Automated essay scoring

Baldridge National Quality Program: Education Criteria

  • See the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Quality Program site for more information about the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Awards.

Bloom's Taxonomy

  • Bloom's 1956 taxonomy of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor behaviors is often used or referred to in defining outcomes for assignments, courses, and curricula. Google Bloom's Taxonomy for a long list of relevant websites. Some with definitions & examples of Bloom's cognitive categories are:
  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the February 2012 thread Validity Studies of Bloom's Taxonomies, initiated by Gavin Henning, and Gavin's Summary: Validity Studies of Bloom's Taxonomy.

Centro Nacional de Evaluación para la Educación Superior (México)

  • Ceneval develops and administers performance exams for college entrance and assessment and for licensing/certification programs.
  • The website includes information about Ceneval's exams and administration sites. Students can register and view their own results online.
  • Note: Ceneval's website is in Spanish. Thanks to Phil Schmidt from Western Governors University for translation assistance.
College Portrait, see Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA)

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA, CLA+)
  • Standardized assessment of general education skills & abilities.
  • Reports emphasize institutional value-added.
  • From the Council for Aid to Education (CAE).
  • CLA+ replaces the CLA and CCLA (Community College Learning Assessment). See supporting materials for a comparison of the old & new versions (pdf file).
  • Catalyst for Change, from the Council of Independent Colleges CLA Consortium, reports CIC members' experience with the CLA.
  • Information from and about a multi-institution CLA-based longitudinal study of undergraduate learning are available from the Social Science Research Council. The study was the basis for Richard Arum & Josipa Roska's book Academically Adrift.

Commission on the Future of Higher Education 

  • The Commission met during 2005-2006, charged by the U.S. Secretary of Education to develop a national strategy for postsecondary education.
  • Some parts of the final report and some of the issue papers deal with assessment, accountability, and accreditation (pdf files).
Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)
  • Proposed data definitions for (voluntary) intersystem sharing.
  • A project of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). See About CEDS.
  • Select Elements, then Version 3 or Version 4 (Draft). In search, set the domain filter to postsecondary and the change status filter to all.

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

  • Nationally-normed survey of students' exposure to good practices in undergraduate education.
  • Information about the project and the survey.
  • About the survey has pdf demonstration versions of the survey.
  • National results summaries.
  • CCSSE is designed for two-year institutions. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a similar project for four-year institutions.
  • Some institutions' assessment sites include CCSSE reports.

Conferences: Lists of national, regional, and international assessment conferences, institutes, and workshops

Consultants

Context for Success: Measuring Colleges' Impact
  • Reviews of methods and findings on input-adjusted measurement of college/university effectiveness. Papers and briefs are pdf files.
  • For an overview of the project, and summaries of the reports, select Papers, then Synopsis Paper.
  • Most of the reports focus on enrollment, persistence, graduation, & employment measures. Using student learning as a measure of quality in higher education discusses standardized instruments (CAAP, MAPP, CLA, NSSE).
  • From HCM Strategists, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

  • Information about standards, guidelines, and assessment guides for Student Affairs programs and for graduate & professional programs. The CAS guides/standards can be purchased as books, CDs, or downloadable pdf and RTF files (see the CAS Store).
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Overview of the Comprehensive Assessment Project.
Course-based assessment
  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the: 
    • September-October 2013 thread challenges with course-embedded assessment initiated by Mary Kay Fleming.
    • January 2014 thread Assessment thresholds and course thresholds for student performance, initiated by  Peggy Schmidt.
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS)
    • Online version of the Teaching Goals Inventory, from the University of Iowa.
      • See Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (Angelo & Cross, 1988, 1993, Jossey-Bass) for details on the TGI. The online version was created with the authors' permission.
  • TooFAST, the current version of the Free Assessment Summary Tool  from Bruce Ravelli at Mt. Royal College.
    • Web survey for student feedback, for classroom assessment during the course of a term.
    • Fully anonymous, no way to tell who has submitted an evaluation, or how often. Not intended as an an end-of-term course evaluation whose data become part of the salary, promotion, and tenure process.

EBI: Educational Benchmarking, Inc

  • Surveys for assessment in a variety of academic and student-services areas. Analyses include comparisons with other participating institutions.
  • When last checked:
    • Academic areas included business/management, engineering, nursing, and teacher education.
    • Student-services areas included diversity, the first-year experience, fraternities/sororities, student housing, and student unions/centers.

 Education Commission of the States (ECS) page has abstracts of publications and information about ECS projects in higher education and K-12 assessment, accountability, workplace preparation, and other topics. For publications, select assessment from the list of topics on the reports & databases page.

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

  • Information about ETS assessment instruments.
  • Test Link lets you search ETS's test collection for information about thousands of test and research instruments.
Enrollment, completion, & earnings data
  • Enrollment & completion
    • California Community Colleges: Student Success Scorecard
      • Statewide or individual community colleges' demographic profiles and persistence & completion rates.
      • See documentation (in the bottom menu) for methodology & details (pdf files).
    • College Completion
      • Interactive charts & tables of completion rates by sector, state, demographics, & institution characteristics, and for individual institutions.
      • Find a state (or start with the overview & click on a state) & compare with other states' data.
      • Find a college & compare with other institutions' data.
      • Data are downloadable as Excel-compatible files. For data sources & definitions, select About this project, then scroll down to About the data.
      • From the Chronicle of Higher Education with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
    • College Results Online
      • Searcheable database of graduation rates for four-year colleges and universities. From the Education Trust; based on NCES data.
      • 4, 5, and 6-year rates, plus trends over time and freshman-to-sophomore retention, outbound transfer rates, and gender/ethnicity breakdowns.
      • User-selected group of institutions or individual institution + database-generated comparison group based on institutional characteristics.
    • Complete College America
      • Analyses of completion rates, time to degree, etc. from data provided by 32 participating states plus the District of Columbia.
      • State data: Interactive map of state summaries, with links to (pdf files) detailed reports.
        • The Time is the Enemy report has background, methodology, results, & policy implications (pdf files).
      • Links to related resources.
    • National Student Clearinghouse
      • Uses participating institutions' enrollment data. Services include enrollment verification, Federal enrollment reports, and tracking students' enrollment across institutions regardless of state and college/university-system boundaries.
      • More than 3,500 institutions participate, ranging from community colleges to Ivy League doctoral/research-extensive universities. 
      • The May/June 2009 issue of Assessment Update includes an article on using NSC data as a proxy for a "national enrollment database."
      • NSC research reports are available to the public (pdf files, see About the Clearinghouse). 
        • The 6th Signature Report (December 2013) includes "nontraditional" persistence/completion rates (part-time enrollment and enrollment at multiple institutions). This InsideHigherEd article has an overview. The state-by-state supplement to Signature Report 6 was added early in 2014; the Chronicle of Higher Education's interactive map summarizes its data (the online Chronicle article is restricted to subscribers; most college/university libraries subscribe).
    • NCES report: The Condition of Education
      • Undergraduate graduation & retention rates (IPEDS definition: first-time full-time undergraduates).
    • Student Achievement Measure (SAM)
    • North Carolina Community College System: Performance Measures for Student Success
      • Pdf files.
      • The 2013 report includes persistence, completion, (some) transfer rates, & licensure-rates. Prior years' Critical Success Factors reports (see Archived Copies) include some of these, plus student satisfaction data.
    • State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV): Student Success Index
      • Completion & continuing enrollment rates for various cohorts & student demographics. 
      • Combined or by institution; cohorts include first-time & transfer students, full-time & part-time.
      • See the dropdown menu for other enrollment/completion breakouts.
      • From the U.S. Department of Education.
      • Includes state-by-state data on higher-education enrollment & completion.
    • The Voluntary Institutional Metrics Project
      • A work in progress, designing measures & dashboard displays for institutional effectiveness. 
      • Progress reports and sample dashboard displays are pdf files. Measures developed so far focus on educational cost and on student progress, completion, & employment. Learning outcomes measures are still to come.
      • Current participants are primarily community colleges and/or institutions emphasizing distance education.
      • From HCM Strategists, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
    • VSA College Portraits include the institution's enrollment and completion data.
  • Employment & earnings
    • The Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
      • Employment and further education, four years after graduation. The most recent reports are based on surveys of the 2008 graduating cohort.
      • Reports & methodology descriptions (pdf files) and some data files are available to the public.
    • Economic Success Metrics, from CollegeMeasures.org, a joint project of the American Institutes for Research and the Matrix Knowledge Group.
      • First-year salaries of graduates from public colleges/universities employed in that state, by institution & program. (See the data limitations and caveats.)
      • Results from Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia are available. CollegeMeasures is working on similar projects with other states.
        • Summaries of the Arkansas and Tennessee results, and a link to Florida's Beyond Education data site, are on the ESM site. AIR has a summary and analysis of Virginia's results.
    • Florida Education & Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP)
      • First-year quarterly earnings for Florida community-college and public university graduates employed in Florida (pdf files).
    • Salary Surfer, from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
      • Earnings of CCC-system graduates employed in California, two years before, two years after, & five years after earning a community college certificate or degree.
      • By program, for the CCC system as a whole rather than for individual colleges.
      • Documentation about measures & methodology.
    • Seek UT (University of Texas system)
      • First- & fifth-year earnings & student debt of UT-system graduates employed full-time in Texas or by the U.S. government, by major area & UT institution.
      • The seekUT tool loads slowly; be patient.
    • State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Mid-Career Wages Reports
      • Median and mid-range wages up to 20 years after graduation (depending on graduation year) by degree level and discipline category.
      • The summary for 1992-93 graduates is a pdf file; the other reports are html pages.
  • The Economic Benefit of Postsecondary Degrees (pdf files).
    • From the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO).
  • Facilitating Development of a Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange
  • Issues in using enrollment, completion, & earnings data
  • First Destination Survey standards & protocols, from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (pdf & Excel files). 
    • For colleges & universities to use in collecting & reporting graduating student career outcomes.
Establishing degree qualifications

Ethical standards for assessment (Some of these are from a January 2002 Assess-L discussion. Thanks to Suzanne Garrison at Meredith College for initiating this thread.)

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

  • Searchable database with:
    • Bibliographic information for hundreds of articles on assessment, evaluation, statistics, and educational research.
    • Downloadable full text (pdf files) of many non-journal articles.
  • A project of the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.
  • See:
    • General search tips.
    • The Thesaurus of search terms.
    • FAQs about the ERIC program.
  • Includes material that was added while the database was closed during 2004.
Faculty attitudes towards outcomes assessment
  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the 
    • March 2005 thread Faculty attitudes toward student learning outcomes assessment initiated by Reuel Barksdale.
    • April 2012 thread Searching for Survey of Faculty Knowledge of Assessment Basics and/or Faculty Attitudes Towards Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, initiated by Allen Butt.
    • March 2013 thread chronicle point of view piece, initiated by Zaneeta Daver. The the online version of the 3/11/13 Chronicle of Higher Education article to which this refers, "Who's Assessing the Assessors' Assessors?," includes readers' comments that illustrate a wide range of faculty attitudes towards outcomes assessment. The online version of the article is available to Chronicle subscribers and through most college/university libraries.
  • Developing/fostering positive attitudes and a "culture of assessment"
  • Faculty unions' statements on outcomes assessment
  • Frequently-encountered objections to outcomes assessment
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the discussion Logical fallacies and assessment initiated by Stephen Zerwas.
      • April 2009, Logical fallacies and assessment - Straw dog/straw man and the associated threads Assessment and philosophical issues (initiated by Steve RiCharde) and Logical fallacies and assessment - "red herrings" arguments (initiated by Stephen Zerwas). Posts include philosophical/theoretical discussion, examples of fallacious arguments, and suggestions for dealing with fallacious arguments. 
      • August 2009, Logical fallacies - Kill the messenger and Kill the Messenger ?? Ad Hominum? continued initiated by Stephen Zerwas.
  • "Our assessment says we're doing just fine!"
Focus groups: Methods & tools
  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
    • April 2010 thread Transcription Services, initiated by Cindy Shedd.
    • February 2012 thread Virtual Focus Groups and Blogs, initiated by Lea Campbell.
    • March 2013 thread Focus Group Resources, initiated by Elizabeth Carney.
    • July 2014 thread Transcription software, initiated by Susan Warner.

Glossaries: Assessment Terms

Grades as outcomes assessment

Graduate program assessment Graduate training in outcomes assessment Higher Education Resource Hub
  • For assessment resources, select Higher Education Assessment.

Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)

  • A project of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA.
  • CIRP Surveys: Information about nationally-standardized student surveys.
    • CIRP Freshman Survey: profile of entering freshman class.
    • CSS College Senior Survey: follow up of CIRP cohorts.
    • YFCY Your First College Year

Impact of assessment

  • A bibliography of articles about program assessment that include results, from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (pdf file).
    •  From Monica Stitt-Bergh's original July 2013 ASSESS post program assessment articles: sharing and a request: "[Published articles or conference papers with] examples of degree program assessment involving direct assessment of student learning..., preferably peer-reviewed, that include some direct assessment of an academic degree program, include at least one assessment result, and are not only a 'how-to' or not just 'what-we-plan-to-do.' Completed assessments are what I’d like to find."
    • Some of the articles include descriptions of how assessment results informed program planning.
  • Engineering Change: ABET study of how EC2000 standards and assessment requirements affect Engineering programs and students (executive summary available as pdf file, full report purchasable).
  • ASSESS discussion-list threads on this topic (see the list archive):
    • October 2006 thread Resources on Impact of Assessment on Learning and Teaching, initiated by Sean McKitrick of Binghampton University.
    • August 2007 threads Outcomes to the Assessment Process? initiated by Ken Weiner at Montgomery College, and Assessment in Higher Education contributed by Richard Hake.
    • April 2008 threads Evidence of impact of student learning assessment? and Evidence of impact of student learning assessment, initiated by Lois Myers.
    • September 2009 threads Assessment, Budgeting, & Strategic Planning and [Spam] Re: [ASSESS:] Assessment, Budgeting, & Strategic Planning initiated by Erin Frew.
    • November 2009 thread 404: Learning outcomes, initiated by David Eubanks, and David's blog entry on the topic.
    • March 2010 thread Evidence-based studies of learning goals, initiated by Mindy McWilliams.
Institutional support for outcomes assessment
  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the September 2013 thread Assessment of awareness campaign, initiated by Marlene Clapp.
  • Assessment costs & budgets: 
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
      • October 2009 thread Budgets, initiated by Susan Warner.
      • May 2010 thread Cost of Assessment, initiated by Lea Campbell.
      • November 2010 thread Assessment Fee, initiated by Terry Brumfield.
      • May-June 2012 thread assessment budget, initiated by Jaime Joslin.
      • September 2013 thread Compensation for External Evaluators, initiated by Yuerong Sweetland.
  • How Boards Oversee Educational Quality
    • Report from the Association of Governing Boards on a survey of board members and chief academic officers.
    • The report itself is a pdf file.
    • The page includes links to other resources on boards and educational quality.
  • The Assessment "handbooks" section includes rubrics and suggestions that can help evaluate your institution's assessment practices.
  • Staffing assessment
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the March 2009 thread Advice on new assessment position, initiated by Nathan Garrett.
    • See the ASSESS discussion-list threads on assessment committees.
    • Should there be a central "assessment office?" In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
      • April 1998 thread Coordinating Assessment, initiated by Kafkaz.
      • January 2008 thread program assessment coordinators, initiated by Mary Kropiewnicki.
      • April 2009 thread Type of assessment offices, initiated by Junelyn Peeples.
    • What are the relationships between assessment and other offices? In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the: 
      • April 2009 thread Teaching and Learning Centers, initiated by Sean McKittrick.
      • February 2012 thread Assessment Office and Center for Teaching/Learning,  initiated by Susan Gracia.
      • March 2012 thread Assessment vs. Institutional Research, initiated by Susan Gracia. Susan's May 2012 post Re: [ASSESS:] Assessment vs. Institutional Research summarizes the discussion.
      • October 2013 thread Role of the dean in annual academic program assessment reporting, initiated by Erin  Frew, and the associated thread Role of deans: thank you!
    • How large should an assessment office be? In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the: 
      • November 2006 thread Information about assessment office personnel compared to university size, initiated by Ray Van Dyke.
      • September 2008 thread One-person assessment operations, initiated by Pat Williams.
    • What qualifications should an assessment director have? In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the: 
      • January 2008 thread Fwd: RE: Salary survey, directors of assessment. Start with Stephen Maack's January 25th post.
      • June 2008 thread Qualities of an effective assessment coordinator, initiated by Linda Suskie, and the associated threads Fw: Qualities of an effective assessment coordinatorFW: [ASSESS:] Qualities of an effective assessment coordinator, and Where to look for good Director of Assessment candidates.
      • March 2009 thread WANTED: Director of Assessment job descriptions, initiated by Theresa Ford.
    • To whom should an assessment director report and what should he or she be called? In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the: 
      • June 2008 thread IR and Assessment Office Organizational Structure Question, initiated by Kevork Horissian.
      • March 2009 thread Two queries re: assessment coordinators, initiated by Christopher Fauske.
      • February 2012 thread Position Titles, initiated by Shawna Lafreniere.
      • April 2012 thread Title search, initiated by Pat Williams.
    • Faculty assessment fellows: In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the October 2009 thread Faculty assessment fellow responsibilities, initiated by Kathleen Morley.
  • Supporting faculty involvement in assessment
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the May 2014 thread Formal assessment as a given percentage of a course?, initiated by Helen Bergland.
    • NILOA Occasional Paper: Student Outcomes Assessment Among the New Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Majority (pdf file).
    • Departmental assessment directors & liaisons
      • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the 
        • February 2010 thread faculty compensation?? initiated by Christina Leimer.
        • March 2011 thread Faculty Liaisons for Assessment initiated by Kelli Mays.
    • Faculty training
      • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
        • May 2010 thread Assessment Courses for Faculty, initiated by David Knopp. Some posts in this thread have links to material about & from campus-based courses.
        • June 2010 thread Faculty/Administrator Learning Communities, initiated by Lea Campbell.
        • January 2011 thread Faculty Fellows, initiated by Kim Black.
        • January 2012 thread Basic vs. advanced workshop topics for faculty, initiated by Monica Stitt-Bergh.
        • April 2012 thread Searching for Survey of Faculty Knowledge of Assessment Basics and/or Faculty Attitudes Towards Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, initiated by Allen Butt.
        • September 2012 thread Faculty Needs Survey on Assessment, initiated by Robert Smith.
    • Recognizing/rewarding participation in assessment
      • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
        • March 2011 thread Using positive means to stimulate good assessment work, initiated by Pat Williams.
        • April 2012 thread Pay for Scoring Student Work for Gen Ed Assessment, initiated by Tammi Cooper.
        • January 2013 thread Information about Assessment Awards, initiated by Jennifer Sweet.
        • July 2013 thread Institutional Reward Structures, initiated by Robert Smith.
        • October 2013 thread Certificate of Appreciation, initiated by Kathleen Gorski.
  • Surveys of institutions' assessment practices
  • Surveys of institutions' support for outcomes assessment

International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)

  • Not limited to higher education.

K-12 standards and college-level work

  • The Common Core State Standards
    • A project of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), in partnership with the American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU).
    • Objectives include:
      • Aligning K-12 standards with college admission & placement requirements.
      • Preparing K-12 teachers to help students meet the standards.

Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment

League for Innovation in the Community College: 21st Century Learning Outcomes Project

  • Information about a multi-institution project to define and document student learning outcomes.
  • Links to participating institutions' project websites and to other resources. The project is no longer active, but some of the institutions' websites are still available.

National Assessment Governing Board

  • Information about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). These are assessments of students in grades 4, 8, and 12, not of college students. Relevant to assessment in higher education as illustration of a current national model for assessing student learning.
  • The NAEP site has details about and reports from assessments in various subject areas.
  • The U.S. also participates in multinational comparisons of K-12 students' performance in various areas, sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Recent & upcoming study areas include reading literacy, computer & information literacy, knowledge of math & science, and civic & citizenship education.
  • The Learning Curve, from Pearson and The Economist Intelligence Unit, analyzes a range of internationally-comparable K-12-level data.
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU): Links to articles and other assessment resources.

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) site has information about publications and services for assessment and other higher-education areas.

  • Assessing Assessment: Successes, Failures, and the Future overviews the state of higher education outcomes assessment (this pdf file will open in a separate window). Presentation by Peter Ewell, NCHEMS vice-president, at the 2007 IUPUI Assessment Institute. Ewell's chapter An emerging scholarship: A brief history of assessment has details and references (in Banta, T.W. & Assoc. [2002], Building a scholarship of assessment. Jossey-Bass).
  • NCHEMS' Information Center provides state-by-state comparisons of data related to higher-education issues. Some are outcomes assessment data, most are not.

The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) page at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies has papers, technical reports, and links to related sites. Some higher education material; mostly K-12.

National Community College Benchmark Project

  • Participating institutions can compare outcomes results with those of other participants. The data are not available to non-participants.
  • The site includes:
    • A description of the project and the benchmarks used. Some of the benchmarks are outcomes assessment results, some are other institutional-research data.
    • A description of the reports prepared for participating institutions.
    • A list of participating institutions and information about enrolling in the project.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • NILOA focuses on identifying & promoting effective assessment practices.
  • NILOA Resources include:
    • Reports from surveys of college/university outcomes assessment practices.
    • Assessment briefs: Introductions for faculty, student affairs staff, etc.
    • Occasional papers by assessment experts.
    • A transparency framework for institutions' assessment websites and online presentation of assessment information.
      • The framework in the field section of the Transparency Framework page and the regularly-changing featured website available from the home page illustrate good "transparency" practice.
    • A link to the Measuring Quality inventory of assessment instruments.
  • Information about the Degree Qualifications Profile.
  • The searcheable Resource Library includes links & bibliographies on a variety of assessment topics.

National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC)

  • A project of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
  • NPEC student outcomes projects focus on assessment policy, methods, coordination, and/or data use. pdf files of papers from some projects are available.
  • Definitions and assessment methods sourcebooks, for various general-education areas.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Nationally Standardized Instruments New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability
  • The Alliance's activities were suspended in summer 2013.
  • The documents Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability and Assuring Quality: An Institutional Self-Assessment Tool for Excellent Practice in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment are available from CHEA (pdf files).

Online discussion

  • Blogs about assessment
  • Discussion lists
    • Subscribing to email discussion lists
      • Send an email message to the listserver for the list to which you want to subscribe. The message should say
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      • After you've subscribed, send the one-word message
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    • ASSESS
      • From AALHE.
      • Topic: assessment in higher education.
      • Listserver: listserv@lsv.uky.edu (University of Kentucky).
      • The searchable archive also has online forms that you can use to join and post to the list.
    • EVALTALK
      • Topic: Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Many threads relevant to outcomes assessment.
      • From the American Evaluation Association.
      • Lots of traffic. To avoid clogging your inbox, have your email program automatically put Evaltalk messages into a separate folder/mailbox.
      • The searcheable archive (hosted at the University of Alabama) has an online form you can use to join and post to the list. Note: The UA listserver will ask for a login; registration is available to the general public and is free.
    • Other lists of assessment-related discussion lists
      • The Higher Education Resource Hub's's list of assessment resources has information about other assessment-related lists (select Higher Education Assessment from the menu at the left side of the Hub's home page and scroll down to Assessment Electronic Discussion Lists).
      • NILOA's Resources include some assessment discussion lists.

Portfolio Assessment

Program review and outcomes assessment

  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see: 
    • The May & July 2009 thread Combining program review and assessment, initiated by Erin Frew.
    • The September 2010 thread Program Reviews - Are They Worth It?, initiated by Catherine Wehlburg.
    • The October 2011 thread Program review cycles, initiated by Leah Adams-Curtis.

Qualitative data analysis methods and tools

  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the: 
    • September 2007 thread Qualitative Data Analysis Question, initiated by Mitzi Lewis. In October 2007, scroll down to the thread Qualitative Data Analysis Question - Summary for Mitzi's summary of responses and some more discussion.
    • February 2010 thread qualitative software reviews?, initiated by Christopher Vinger.
    • September 2010 thread Question regarding qualitative analysis, initiated by John Painter.
    • May 2012 thread Text Analysis Tools, initiated by Gavin Henning, the associated thread text analysis tools initiated by Lenny Shedletsky, and Gavin's follow-up List of Text Analysis Tools.
    • July 2013 thread Seeking Recommendations on Qualitative Data Analysis Software initiated by Jill Hirt.
  • Content-analysis.de's annotated links to qualitative analysis software packages and other information about content-analysis methods.
  • See Crafton Hills College's overview of Sampling for the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (pdf file).

Quantitative data analysis methods and tools

  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see:
    • The February 2010 thread inter-rater reliability initiated by Erica Cavanaugh. It developed into extended discussions of (a) statistical methods for evaluating inter-rater reliability and (b) the pros & cons of statistical precision in higher education outcomes assessment.
    • The related March 2010 thread Centering and Rasch analysis initiated by David Eubanks, which deals with several issues about using rubrics & analyzing rating-scale results.
    • The November 2010 thread Stats Packges Excel Add-ons, initiated by Kenneth Reaves.
    • The November & December 2010 thread Building faculty inter-rater reliability of graduate school candidate admissions ratings initiated by Barbara Shepperson. It developed into a discussion of inter-rater reliability methods & issues. See Jeremy Penn's November 30 post for a Powerpoint presentation overviewing methods for evaluating inter-rater reliability.
    • The July 2011 thread Inter-rater reliability initiated by Daniel Mccollum.
    • The August 2011 thread Unequal sample size when comparing two groups initiated by Wenjun Chi. It developed into an comparison of parametric & nonparametric significance tests and a discussion of significance testing in general.
    • The November 2012 thread Logistical questions re: institution-wide assessment of Gen Ed outcomes, initiated by Laura Henderson, which deals with several issues about analyzing rating-scale results & using rubrics.
    • July 2013 thread Course evaluation inter-rater reliability, initiated by David Eubanks. The thread includes some general discussion of course-evaluation questionnaires.
  • Context for Success papers discuss statistical & methodological issues in using enrollment, persistence, graduation rates, and employment data as measures of institution quality or effectiveness.
  • "Dashboard" display of assessment & accountability data
  • See Crafton Hills College's overview of Sampling for the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (pdf file).
  • Setting performance targets / standards / expectations 
    • Note: This can also apply to results from qualitative data analyses.
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the February 2012 thread Setting Targets initiated by Janet Lindman.
    • What’s Good Enough? Setting Standards, from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Scroll down to this November 2012 workshop for handouts (pdf files) and examples (Excel file).

Software for web surveys

  • Association for Survey Computing: Register of Software for Statistical and Social Survey Analysis 
    • Well-annotated, easy to use listings from a regularly-updated database. Not limited to products for Web-based surveying. Start with the list of features, then go to "Data Capture" and then to "Web Interviewing." (NoteThe Register has not been updated since 2006 but many of its entries are still useful.You can download the 2006 version from ASC's website [pdf file]. See the list of web interviewing packages on p. 7; then get individual software vendors' website addresses from the list that starts on p. 30.)
  • These software and survey-hosting services were not in the Register when last checked. (Some of these are from ASSESS posts by Renee Corbin at Western Carolina University and Lib Pruden at Union Institute.) This is just a list. It's not exhaustive, it doesn't include items in ASC's Register or ACPA's list, and it doesn't imply a recommendation or evaluation.
    • Adaptex Assessment System, from James Madison University.
    • AskAnywhere, from Senecio.
    • Asset (Academic Survey System and Evaluation Tool), from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Seton Hall University.
    • Blue/Surveys, from Explorance.
    • Checkbox from Prezza Technologies has software for your own campus' servers as well as a hosted version.
    • CoursEval, from ConnectEdu, is designed for course, faculty, and peer evaluations but can also be used for other small surveys.
    • EvalTools from Makteam Software.
    • EvaluationKIT.
    • LimeSurvey open-source survey application.
    • Qualtrics. Scroll down to the survey research suite for details.
    • PollCat. Free survey-creation, hosting, and summary reports for small surveys. There are fees for larger surveys, custom surveys, and detailed data.
    • SelectSurvey.NET, from ClassApps.
    • SmartEvals.
    • SurveyConnect.
    • SurveyDIG, from Runner Technologies.
    • SurveyMaker, from Griffith University.
    • SurveyTracker Plus Email/Web from Scantron handles online surveys as well as scannable forms.
    • TestPilot, from ClearLearning.
    • TK20's CampusTools HigherEd and CampusWide have survey tools as part of a system to gather and organize assessment information.
    • Business-oriented survey tools.such as those from Mindshare Technologies may also be appropriate for educational institutions.
  • Also see Yahoo's current links on the topic. Some of these are survey software, some are survey-hosting services.
  • Some threads in the ASSESS discussion list archive have users' comments about web survey software or hosting services, or about using online surveys. See the:
    • December 2004 thread Question Web survey software, initiated by Ted Micceri.
    • October 2005 threads Online survey comparison matrix and Online survey hosts which include Gavin Henning's Excel file of information and user comments (thanks for compiling this, Gavin!). 
    • July 2007 threads electronic survey and thanks, initiated by Elizabeth Pruden.
    • August 2007 threads Consultant for online survey and Consultant for online survey: Listserv feedback compiled, initiated by Brian Bogert.
    • April 2011 threads Survey software that allows you to store your own data, initiated by Pat Williams, and Survey Software, initiated by Lea Campbell.
    • May 2011 thread Online Survey Policies, initiated by Kim Black.
    • October 2011 post Survey policies & guidelines, from Betty Harper. The attached Word document has links to & information about college/universities' policies for large (web or non-web) surveys.
    • September 2014 thread Alternatives to SurveyMonkey, initiated by Denise Bell.
  • Some online articles about Web-based surveying
  • In the ASSESS discussion list archive, see the: 
    • September 2010 threads Quick Poll: Typical responses rates to web-based surveys, initiated by Gavin Henning, and Achieving high online survey rates of completion, initiated by Timothy Metz.
    • February 2011 thread just sharing something fun... initiated by Zaneeta Davers, a discussion of getting students to take online surveys.
      • October 2012 thread incentives for student participation in NSSE, initiated by Pat Williams. (Not limited to online surveys or to NSSE, this thread is a general discussion of using incentives to improve completion rates.)

SHEEO: State Higher Education Executive Officers

State-by-state reports on accreditation, assessment, and higher education

State and Regional Assessment Organizations

  • Arkansas Association for the Assessment of Collegiate Learning (AAACL)
    • About AAACL.
    • Links to member institutions' home pages.
    • Listserv.
    • Information about & from AAACL assessment workshops (presentations are mht files which require Internet Explorer; the registration form for the latest workshop is an Excel file).
    • Resources
      • Newsletter (pdf file).
      • Previous Conference (AAACL workshop) presentations
        • Spring 2008 (presentations are mht files which require Internet Explorer; the participant list is an Excel file).
        • Spring 2009 (Powerpoint & pdf files, Word documents).
  • Assessment Network of New York (ANNY)
    • About ANNY and network membership.
    • Materials from ANNY conferences & events (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • Member resources, including a newsletter and links to other assessment resources, are restricted to ANNY members.
  • California Community Colleges Student Learning Outcome Coordinators
    • A community in the CCC Research & Planning Group.
    • Listserv for CCC SLO coordinators.
    • POWER awards for achievements in outcomes assessment and research in learner-centered teaching.
    • Links to other assessment resources (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Chicago Area Assessment Group (CAAG)
    • About CAAG.
    • Contact information and upcoming meetings.
  • Missouri Assessment Consortium
    • Information about MAC.
    • Guiding principles and assessment handbook.
    • Links to Missouri institutions' assessment websites.
  • New England Educational Assessment Network
  • New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Association
    • Information about NMHEAA and statewide assessment conferences.
  • Virginia Assessment Group
    • About VAG.
    • Conferences, workshops, and session handouts (pdf, Powerpoint, and Word files).
    • Assessment-related employment notices from Virginia colleges & universities.
    • Online journal, Research & Practice in Assessment (RPA).
    • Links to other assessment resources. The list on the left has materials from VAG conferences & workshops (pdf, Powerpoint, and Word files).
  • Washington Area Student Learning Assessment Network (WASLAN)
    • About WASLAN, and contact information.
    • WASLAN member institutions.
Student motivation for assessment
  • In the ASSESS discussion list archive, see the January 2014 threads Capstone Requirements and Motivation for Assessment (was Capsone Requirements), initiated by Catherine Wehlburg.
  • The Student Opinion Scale (pdf files)
    • Self-report scale of test-takers' motivation, to help inform interpretation of assessment results.
    • From James Madison University's Center for Assessment & Research Studies (CARS).
The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report (pdf files)

 Tools to Help Organize Assessment Information

  • ASSESS discussion-list threads on users' experience with assessment management software (see the list archive)
    • February 2006 thread Assessment tracking systems, initiated by David Kale.
    • August 2006 thread Assessment reporting software, initiated by Margie Hobbs. Margie's summary in the associated thread Assessment management software includes a Word document with information from a number of vendors (thanks, Margie).
    • July 2008 thread Assessment management systems, initiated by Janine Vienna. Steve RiCharde's July 11 posts include a draft chapter on things to consider when selecting assessment management software (Word document) and a partial list of vendors (Excel file) -- thanks, Steve.
    • February 2012 thread Assessment data management system, initiated by Teresa Rothrock.
    • August 2012 thread Question about Assessment Software, initiated by Lisa Woodward.
    • October 2012 thread Assessment Systems, initiated by Michelle Todd, and the associated thread Re: Assessment Systems (Attachment) with an Excel file of information on various vendors' systems, from Susan DeMatteo (thanks, Susan).
    • April 2013 thread Seeking Assessment Management System (AMS) Feedback, initiated by Susan DeMatteo.
    • April 2013 thread Curriculum Outcomes Mapping Software, initiated by Larry Peterson.
    • April 2013 thread LiveText, initiated by Kim Black, and the associated threads Kim Black - Adopting LiveText initiated by Steven McDonald and LiveText (for Kim Black) initiated by Denise Moseley.
    • December 2013 thread software to store and analyze student learning outcomes and progress in institutional goals?, initiated by Susan Hayes.
    • December 2013 thread Assessment Support Software, initiated by Dan McCollum.
    • June 2014 thread Separate systems for strategic plan assessment and institutional assessment?, initiated by Susan Hayes.
    • June 2014 thread Software for Assessment Reporting AND Faculty Activity Reporting?, initiated by Donna Vinton.
    • September 2014 thread Assessment software, initiated by Lisa Cota. Also see the associated thread Lisa Cota request, initiated by Bobby Matthews.
    • November 2014 thread Feedback requested on the assessment software Weave/Performance Cloud, initiated by Kimberly Gargiulo.
  • This is just a list. It's not exhaustive and inclusion doesn't imply a recommendation or evaluation.
  • AEFIS (Academic Evaluation, Feedback and Intervention System) assessment management software. Developed at Drexel University for ABET self-studies, but flexible enough for other course-based assessment processes.
  • AMEE (Assessment Made Easy Everyday), from Midwest Social Science Research Associates (MSSRA).
  • aPlus+, from Cobek, for organizing & summarizing assignment details & grades.
  • Better Assessment organizes & manages faculty assessments of students' written material.
  • Blackboard's Learn Platform includes tools for for assessment processes, information, and reports. Integrated with tools for course information, surveys, document and portfolio management, and user-community interaction.
  • CampusLabs
    • Baseline management system for survey & rubric-based assessments.
      • Select Products, then Baseline.
      • This was formerly StudentVoice.
    • Compliance Assist manages assessment data as well as other information for accreditation, planning, and program review reports.
  • CurricUNET's curriculum management system includes an assessment module.
  • Digication's Assessment Management System for collecting and managing assessment information includes portfolio, rubric, and reporting tools.
  • eLumen Achievement database for assessment processes, rubrics, results, and reports.
  • ExamSoft's tools create, administer, & score exams and other assignments, and include rubric-based scoring, student feedback, and reports for course, program, or institutional learning outcomes.
  • FASI-Online assessment documentation system.
  • iSocrates system for rubric-based grading and student feedback on individual assignments. For program or cross-program assessment, data can be exported to spreadsheets or class management systems for aggregation. Registered users can share rubrics they've generated for specific tasks or assignments.
  • LiveText Accreditation Management System for collecting data and organizing outcomes, rubrics, results, etc.
  • Maple T.A. from Maplesoft, for creating, presenting, grading, & organizing results from mathematics/science assignments & exams, can also be used for non-math/science courses.
  • Mentor, from Axiom Education.
  • OATS (Online Assessment Tracking System) from Georgia Institute of Technology's Office of Assessment. OATS is available for download by other institutions.
  • openIGOR: A free Linux-based open-source program to manage information about program outcomes and assessment-related documents. From David Eubanks, now at Eckerd College.
  • PASS-PORT, from Innovative Learning Assessment Technologies. Includes versions specialized for business program, nursing program, and teacher-education program accreditation management.
  • rGrade, from Educational Informatics.
  • RXoutcome, for pharmacy programs, also includes portfolio tools.
  • Strategic Planning Online includes an assessment-management component.
  • TaskStream's tools to organize, review, & summarize assessment information, and for assignment & e-portfolio assessment.
  • ThinkTank facilitates collaboration and can record and store information from assessment group meetings.
  • TK20's CampusTools HigherEd and CampusWide include tools for electronic portfolios and online surveys.
  • TracDat tracks assessment processes & information and produces reports. From Nuventive.
  • WEAVEonline tracks assessment processes & information and produces reports. 
    • Weave Technology's PerformanceCloud integrates institutional research, institutional effectiveness, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, & accreditation processes.
  • WIDS (Worldwide Instructional Design System) curriculum-design software includes tools to monitor outcomes and associated rubrics and results. Select Products, then Read more....
  • The Programs module of Xitracs' accreditation compliance tool includes assessment management.

TRIADS: Assessment of Learning Outcomes

  • TRIpartate Assessment Delivery System: A joint project of the University of Liverpool, the University of Derby, and the Open University.
  • TRIADS Engine: Authorware for developing online assessments.
  • Sample learning outcomes (for earth science programs).
  • TRIADS activities and implementations.
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA)
  • Project to develop VSA-like definitions and reporting templates for community colleges.
  • See About VFA for the project's history and information about VFA's measures (pdf files).
  • A joint project of AACC, ACCT, and the College Board.
 Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA)
  • College Portrait: Definitions and web-reporting template for college/university characteristics including retention & progress rates, general-education learning outcomes, and student experiences and engagement.
    • Innovations include reporting cross-institutional retention/progress, based on National Student Clearinghouse data, and common reporting formats for results from specific sets of standardized tests and surveys.
    • Individual institutions' data (pdf files) are available at the College Portrait site. Search for Colleges by name or state.
  • A joint project of AASCU and APLU. Currently, only member institutions may participate.
  • NILOA’s report Transparency & Accountability: An Evaluation of the VSA College Portrait Pilot focuses on the student-learning outcomes assessment component. It summarizes how viewers use the College Portrait and how institutions see its utility, and makes recommendations for future versions (pdf file).

What Outcomes Assessment Misses

  • From the TLT Group, so it focuses on assessment about technology -- but the general points apply to any assessment project.

Assessment "handbooks"

How to develop and implement a campus or departmental assessment process

Evaluating your institution's assessment practices

 Experienced practitioners' advice for new assessment directors
  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the
    • August and September 2008 threads Seeking advice... (August) and Seeking your advice (September), initiated by Jonathan Keiser.
    • March 2011 thread Must-knows for a new assessment coordinator, initiated by David Eubanks.
    • March 2011 thread The different roles played for assessment officers while working with faculty members, initiated by Fang Du.
    • March 2014 thread New IE Director Seeking Advice/Resources, initiated by Mason Rizzo.
    • Also see the ASSESS threads on qualifications an assessment director should have, in this list's section on staffing assessment.

Many of the individual institutions' assessment-related pages (below) have good "how to do it" tips.


Assessment of Specific Skills or Content

Many of the individual institutions' assessment-related pages (below) include discipline-specific assessment plans. Also see the examples by specific disciplines in lists of assessment resources from the College of Wooster, Florida Atlantic UniversityIndiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Kutztown University, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), St. Cloud State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, the University at Albany, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. (You may need to scroll down on some of these pages to get to the resources by discipline.) Also see the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education's (UK) benchmark statements of outcomes & competencies in various areas (select assuring standards and quality, then subject guidance).

 In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the February-March 2014 thread What should students know?, initiated by Neil Patel.

Nationally-standardized assessments of undergraduate majors

Assessing general education knowledge and skill areas

Experiential learning (outside the academic environment)
SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator
  • Evaluate skills, knowledge, & characteristics associated with success in online learning.
  • Previously known as READI (Readiness for Education at a Distance Indicator).
  • From SmarterServices.
Study abroad
  • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the January 2012 thread Assessment in Study Abroad, initiated by William Knight. Online resources mentioned in this thread include:
    • The Forum on Education Abroad's resources with reviews of research on assessment, a guide to outcomes assessment that is available for purchase (click the publications link), and other assessment resources available to Forum members in the standards toolbox.
    • The Center for Global Education's searchable annotated bibliographies include references & abstracts of assessment research. (Search for entries with outcomes in their titles.)
Arts / Creative Disciplines

Business/Management

Chemistry  Criminal Justice

 Economics

Engineering

Health Sciences

  • EBI's surveys for assessing nursing programs.
 History

Information Literacy: see general education, above.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Languages

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
    • Under Assessment & PD, select Certified Proficiency Testing Program for information about ACTFL's programs for testing language competencies.
    • Under Publications, see the Proficiency Guidelines, the Performance Descriptors, and The Keys to Assessing Language Performance for information about ACFTL's competency standards.
  • Information about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    • For comparing language-competency standards across national education systems.
    • From the Council of Europe's Directorate of Education.
Literature

Mathematics: see STEM disciplines, below.

Medicine

  • The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) MedAPS (Medical Academic Performance Services) initiative includes:
    • An accreditation standards self-evaluation tool (ASSET) and a curriculum inventory which will include outcomes and curriculum maps.

 Philosophy

Political Science
  • Resources from the American Political Science Association.
    • Includes examples from individual Political Science departments.
    • The book Assessment in Political Science can be purchased from the Association's website.

Psychology

 Sociology

STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)

Teacher Education

  • EBI's surveys for assessing teacher education programs.
  • edTPA, from Stanford University's Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
  • ETS's PRAXIS exams.
  • TEDS-M was an international study of teacher education in mathematics, from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) consortium of universities.

Technology-assisted teaching & learning

Workplace readiness


Individual Institutions' Assessment-Related Pages

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Note: NILOA's reports Exploring the landscape: What institutional websites reveal about learning outcomes assessment activities and Making Student Learning Evidence Transparent: The State of the Art indicate that assessment websites may be hard to find from an institution's home page and may not give a full picture of its assessment activities (pdf files).

Alabama State University:  Office of Academic Planning and Evaluation

    • The WEAVE manual includes tips & guidelines for planning & implementing assessment processes for both academic and administrative/support units (pdf files).
      • WEAVEonline access is restricted to ASU faculty & staff.
    • The feedback report is an evaluation rubric for units' assessment plans (Word document).
Alamance Community College (North Carolina)
  • Overview and (pdf file) timeline for outcomes assessment.
  • Institutional effectiveness manual (handbook, pdf file).
  • Instructions for using WEAVEonline (pdf file; WEAVE access is restricted to ACC faculty & staff).
  • NILOA occasional paper on outcomes assessment in community colleges (pdf file).
  • Links to other assessment resources (this page).
  • Information about periodic program review (pdf files).
Albion College (Michigan)
  • Information from the assessment committee: Reporting templates for assessment plans & plan updates (Word documents).
    • The assessment home page describes the committee's responsibilities.
  • Information about assessment mini-grants.
  • Assessment plans & reports from individual academic and academic support units (Word documents).

Alpena Community College: Student Outcomes & Assessment Committee (Michigan)

  • ACC assessment plan (pdf file), including core (general education) competencies and an overview of college-wide, department, and course assessment processes.
  • Department assessment plans and guidelines for course-level assessment (pdf files).
  • Assessment committee minutes (pdf files).

Alverno College: Educational Research and Evaluation (Wisconsin)

  • Learning outcomes studies: Information about
    • Institutional and program assessment at Alverno.
      • Student assessment as learning: Overview, and information about Alverno's:
        • Assessment Essentials: definitions, principles, difference between student-assessment-as-learning and institution/program assessment.
        • Self-assessment, including comments from students, external assessors, and faculty and information about Alverno's diagnostic digital portfolio (the DDP itself  is restricted to Alverno students, faculty, & staff).
        • Related publications and workshops.
      • Program assessment: Overview of program assessment at Alverno, and details about assessment in the School of Education.
    • The college's community of inquiry.
      • Alverno's (general education) core abilities and ability-based curriculum.
    • Information about Alverno's research, publications and workshops on assessment.
  • FAQ.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

American Public University System

  • Overview of assessment at APUS.
  • FAQ.
  • Initiatives: About APUS' involvement in Transparency by Design and HLC's Assessment Academy.
  • Resources:
    • Information about curricular maps (Word document) and rubrics for assessing writing
    • A glossary of assessment terms.
    • Links to other assessment resources (this page).
  • Summary reports from standardized exams.
  • Information for students about APUS' outcomes assessment process.
American University (Washington, DC)
  • About assessment at AU.
  • Assessment reporting template and a rubric for evaluating assessment plans (pdf files).
  • Information about on-campus workshops.
  • Institutional assessment
    • AU assessment plan (pdf file).
    • Institutional research data & links.
    • Information about surveys used at AU, including (pdf file) NSSE results.
  • Program assessment plans (pdf files).
    • Individual academic departments.
    • General education program.
    • Best practice examples from AU departments.
    • Brief guidelines for program's assessment plans.
  • Resources
    • Information about on-campus workshops.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
Anderson University (Indiana)
  • Assessment plans and reports for some academic majors (pdf files). 
  • Documents: Guides for preparing assessment plans and reports (pdf files).
  • Still to come: Liberal arts (general education) assessment plans & reports.

Andrews University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Michigan)

  • About Andrews' senior survey and exit tests.
  • Assessment highlights include NSSE and Proficiency Profile results (pdf file).
  • Learning outcomes for some individual academic programs.
  • Resources include
    • Andrews' assessment philosophy, policies, and general process (pdf files).
    • Guidelines for assessment processes (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
    • Access to WEAVEonline (restricted to Andrews faculty & staff).
  • Information about periodic academic program review (completed reviews are pdf files).
Angelina College: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Texas)
  • The institutional effectiveness (IE) model & planning guidelines (pdf files) and reporting calendar include outcomes assessment steps.
  • Reporting form for program outcomes assessment (pdf file).
  • The template & instructions for core course syllabi includes instructions for core (general education) and program outcomes (pdf files).
  • Rubrics for core outcomes (pdf files).
  • Guidelines & request form for program-level surveys (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Minnesota)
  • Note: Some of these pages include links to other assessment resources.
  • Overview of assessment at ARCC, including general education goal areas (learning outcomes).
    • More about assessment includes ARCC's self-study assessment report (pdf file).
  • Assessment resources for faculty include
    • The Introduction to assessment handbook (or follow the links in the left-hand menu).
    • ARCC plan for developing assessment processes (pdf file).
    • A glossary (pdf file).
    • Individual degree/certificate programs' guidesheets include learning outcomes (pdf files).
    • Using eLumen assessment-management software. (Access to eLumen is limited to ARCC faculty & staff.)
  • Assessment resources for students include a brief overview of ARCC's assessment process and links to the program guidesheets.

Appalachian State University: Institutional Research, Assessment, & Planning (North Carolina)

  • Overview of assessment at ASU.
  • About assessment FAQ.
  • More FAQs.
  • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
  • Information about standardized instruments used at ASU.
  • Potential assessment data: Results (pdf & Excel files) from surveys of students, including NSSE.
  • Information from & about the assessment council (calendars & minutes are pdf files).
  • Access to TracDat is restricted to ASU faculty & staff.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Arapahoe Community College (Colorado)
  • Overview of assessment at ACC, including ACC's general education learning outcomes.
  • Assessment of student learning at the program level
    • Guidelines, worksheets, & reporting templates (pdf & Excel files, Word document).
    • The general education learning outcomes.
    • Assessment committee minutes (pdf files).
    • Individual academic programs' assessment plans & reports (pdf files).
    • ACC best practices examples (pdf file).
    • Instructions for the Tk20 assessment management system (Tk20 access is restricted to ACC faculty & staff).
  • Assessment of process for administrative & educational support units: Assessment plans from individual AES units (pdf files).
  • Assessment presentation (Powerpoint file).
  • The Institutional Research site includes results from student surveys (pdf files).

Arizona State University: University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness

  • Assessment: Guidelines for developing & implementing assessment processes.
  • Surveys: Information about surveys of students and alumni.
  • Information for students about the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) and ETS's Proficiency Profile.

Arizona Western College: Office of Assessment, Program Review, Curriculum and Articulation

  • Assessment, TK20, and more
    • Powerpoint presentation about assessment at AWC.
    • Newsletter (pdf files).
    • The TK20 assessment management system is restricted to AWC faculty & staff.
  • General education assessment policy and outcomes.
  • About student learning outcomes.
    • Reporting calendar.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about periodic program review (pdf & Excel files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Arkansas Tech University: Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

  • FAQs about assessment, for faculty & department heads and for non-academic & support staff.
  • Continuous improvement plan, process, and reporting & evaluation forms (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Tips & guidelines (pdf files).
  • Reporting form for course, program, and general education assessment (CPGEpdf file).
  • Information from & about the general education committee (pdf files):
    • Learning goals.
    • CPGE reporting form & example.
    • Program evaluation rubric.
    • Committee minutes.
  • Archived documents include assessment committee minutes and HLC accreditation information (pdf files).
  • Results from some older assessment projects (pdf, Powerpoint, & Excel files; internal links in the annual reports are restricted to ATU faculty & staff).
  • Guidelines & application forms for assessment mini-grants (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Guidelines & instructions for the TracDat assessment-management system. (pdf files; TracDat access is restricted  to ATU faculty & staff.)
  • Resources include materials from on-campus workshops (pdfPowerpoint files).
  • Links to other resources.

Auburn University: Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (Alabama)

  • Assessment reports from individual academic programs (pdf files; the online process for submitting assessment reports is restricted to Auburn faculty & staff).
  • Survey results include NSSE reports (html pages, pdf files).
  • Resources include assessment council minutes (pdf files) and links to other assessment resources (this page).
Augustana College: Institutional Research and Assessment Office (Illinois)
  • Assessment of student learning
    • College-wide (general education) learning outcomes (Word documents).
    • Results from surveys of students and faculty (pdf files).
    • Information about & from Augustana's participation in the Wabash study and a Teagle Foundation senior capstone study (pdf files; Augustana's Wabash study results are restricted to College faculty & staff).
Austin Community College: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability (Texas)
  • Instructional programs
    • The discipline assessment cycle (DAC) manual includes general education learning outcomes & competencies (handbook; Word document).
    • Information about periodic program review (pdf files, Word documents).
  • College-wide assessment
    • Guidelines, formats, & tools for administrative & support unit assessment (pdf files, html pages).
      • Also see support services review.
      • Please do not enter anything in the outcomes tool form.
      • Access to CurricUNET's assessment module is restricted to ACC faculty & staff.
    • Institutional effectiveness snapshot (pdf file).
  • Results from surveys of students & faculty, including CCSSE (pdf files).
  • The archives include an older assessment handbook and glossary (pdf files). 
    • Access to the U-LEAD assessment data base is restricted to ACC faculty & staff.

Babson College (Massachussetts)

  • Overview and (pdf file) assurance of learning process.
  • General education learning goals (outcomes) for undergraduate and masters' degrees.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Bakersfield College (California)

  • BC's philosophy of assessment.
  • Assessment results: Individual academic programs' outcomes, assessment methods, and (some) results (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
  • The assessment blog includes committee minutes and material from on-campus workshops & assessment events.
  • Tips & guidelines on setting up an assessment plan (Word documents).
    • Evaluation rubrics for assessment plans.
    • Still to come: BC examples.
  • General education and institutional level learning outcomes, and some assessment results (Word documents).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Ball State University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Indiana)

  • Results from surveys of students and alumni (pdf documents).
  • Resources (pdf files)
    • Assessment workbook: Handbook for departments designing and using assessment plans.
    • Lending library: Tables of contents of books about assessment.
    • Material from assessment workshops.
Barton County Community College (Kansas)
  • Except as noted, all documents are pdf files. Most describe the various parts of BCCC's assessment process.
  • Overview of assessment at Barton.
  • Roles & responsibilities for assessment.
  • Assessment committee agendas & minutes.
  • Reports on course assessment activities.
  • Guidelines and an FAQ for classroom assessment (CAT), an online reporting form for CAT results, and guidelines for an assessment project for multi-section courses (CAP).
  • Degree level assessment includes general education outcomes and related senior-survey results (the 06-07 comparison is an Excel file; the others are pdf files).
  • Links to information about Kansas' state-wide general education (core competency) assessment process and to resources about classroom assessment techniques.
Baruch College: Office of Institutional Research and Program Assessment (New York)
  • Overview of assessment and guidelines for creating an assessment plan.
  • School- & program-level learning goals from the Schools of Business (Zicklin) and Arts & Sciences (WSAS) (pdf files, Word document).
    • The core curriculum map has competencies (outcomes) associated with each goal (pdf file).
    • Guidelines for writing learning goals, with links to other (pdf file, html page, Word document) resources.
  • Assessment projects and surveys.
    • Status of college-wide and program-level assessment (pdf file).
    • Communication assignment inventories (pdf files).
    • Information about NSSE surveys.
    • Assessment plans, progress reports, & rubrics from the Schools of Business and Arts & Sciences (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Student learning goals for administrative & academic support services (pdf file).
  • Assessment framework for administrative units.
    • Assessment process & guidelines.
    • Guidelines for developing outcomes, goals, & objectives.
  • Resources include:
    • Material (pdf files) from an on-campus workshop.
    • Links to accrediting-agency and CUNY information (html pages, pdf files).
Bates Technical College: Office of Curriculum and Assessment (Washington)
  • Pdf files, unless indicated otherwise.
  • The Do-it-yourself Guide includes 
    • The college-wide (general education) learning outcomes and related measurable indicators. (These are also in both the Learning Outcomes Documents and Related Links lists.)
    • Master course outline (MCO) examples showing course and college-wide learning outcomes. 
      • The sample and blank MCO forms in Related links are Word documents.
      • Note: The syllabus template and curriculum revision sheet (Word documents) do not include learning outcomes.
    • Instructions for preparing MCOs.
    • Information about Bloom's taxonomy of learning styles.
  • Institutional research
    • A brief overview of  plans for institutional assessment (html page).
    • Links to other resources.
Benedictine University: Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (Illinois)
  • Overview of assessment at Benedictine.
  • Links to information about assessment methods and an overview (pdf file) of types of evidence for student learning.
  • University (general education) common learning objectives (pdf file).
  • Reporting format (matrix) for academic programs' assessment plans (pdf file).
  • Outcomes include NSSE results (pdf file).
  • Information about Benedictine's AQIP program (mostly pdf files).

Bergen Community College: Center for Institutional Effectiveness (New Jersey)

  • Documents are pdf files unless otherwise noted.
  • Assessment framework and handbook.
  • Assessment of student learning
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomesassessment plans & reports, and curriculum maps.
    • Information from & about the assessment committee and about departmental assessment liaisons and CIE assessment fellows.
  • Administrative & educational support assessment: Individual units' assessment plans & reports.
  • Materials from on-campus presentations & workshops.
  • Results from surveys of students & alumni, including CCSSE.
Bevill State Community College: Office of Grants, Planning, Research, & Institutional Effectiveness (Alabama)
  • Results from surveys of students, faculty, & staff (pdf files). Scroll down to:
    • CCSSE results.
    • Assessment results, for:
      • Surveys of graduating students and students completing various BSCC programs.
      • Evaluations of athletic and library services.

Binghamton University (New York)

  • Major assessment
    • Assessment policy (Word document).
    • Guidelines for and examples of assessment plans & reports (Word documents & pdf files).
  • Gen ed assessment
    • General education outcomes from BU and the SUNY system (pdf files).
    • University policy on and guidelines for preparing general education course portfolios. The guidelines also describe how faculty teams use portfolios to evaluate general education outcomes (pdf files).
    • Reports from general education assessments (pdf files).
  • BU's College Portrait.

Bismarck State College (North Dakota)

  • Academic assessment
    • FAQ.
    • General education outcomes and (pdf files) associated rubrics & timelines.
    • Reporting templates for program assessment plans & reports (pdf files). TracDat access is restricted to BSC faculty & staff.
      • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
    • Annual progress reports (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Reporting template (Word document) and process (pdf file) for periodic department/program review.
  • Information about BSC's AQIP project (pdf & Powerpoint files).
Bluefield State College: Office of Institutional Research (West Virginia)
  • Note: pdf files unless indicated otherwise.
  • Brochure with a brief overview of assessment.
  • The assessment plan includes general education outcomes. The general studies results include College BASE & CLA; see assessment data in the left-hand menu for more recent CLA results.
  • Report on assesment activities at Bluefield.
  • Individual program matrices include program outcomes & assessment methods.
  • Assessment data include NSSE results and results from a survey of graduating students.
  • Bluefield's College Portrait (html page).
  • Resources include a glossary and a link (not a pdf file) to this page.
Bluegrass Community & Technical College (Kentucky)
  • Introduction to assessment and overview of periodic program review at BCTC.
  • Program assessment (pdf files)
    • Individual technical programs' learning outcomes & assessment plans (html pages, pdf files).
    • Guideliines on closing the loop and reporting assessment results, and annual program review.
    • Status reports on development of assessment processes.
  • Assessment newsletter (pdf files).
  • Still to come:
    • General education assessment.
    • Faculty resources: Glossary, FAQ, and rubric for evaluating program assessment processes. Some links to other resources are already in place (pdf files).

Boise State University (Idaho)

  • Program assessment
    • Alignment and tools: BSU's assessment framework (pdf file) and links to tips & guidelines about rubrics (html pages, pdf files) and curriculum maps (Excelpdf, & Powerpoint files, Word document).
    • Individual degree programs' learning outcomes & assessment plans (pdf files)
  • Information about periodic review (program review).
  • Office of Institutional Research
    • Research publications include NSSE results (pdf files).
    • Department-level results from BSU's surveys of graduating seniors & alumni, and copies of the surveys (pdf files).

Borough of Manhattan Community College: Institutional Research and Assessment

  • Assessment
    • College-wide assessment: Resources for course-level, department-level, & support services assessment include:
      • Presentations on assessment from BMCC's Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CETLS, pdf files).
      • Links to other assessment resources.
    • General education assessment
      • General education assessment plan and Powerpoint presentation (pdf files).
      • Brochure for students about general education learning outcomes (pdf file).
      • Links to related articles (pdf files).
      • The general education resource center has a general overview of the assessment process.
  • Results from student surveys (pdf files).
Boston University (Massachusetts)
  • Resources (mostly pdf files) include: 
    • An overview of BU's assessment process. 
    • A program assessment reporting template.
    • Material from an on-campus workshop.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes, including general education outcomes (pdf files).
  • Information about BU's assessment working committees (the Excel files have the same information as the web pages).
  • The assessment intranet is restricted to BU faculty & staff.
 Bowdoin College: Reflective Teaching Project (Maine)
  • Project reports, studies, and instruments include outcomes, assesment methods, and survey results for a variety of general education goals (some html pages, some pdf files).
Brandeis University: Office of Assessment (Massachusetts)
  • Overview of assessment activities at Brandeis.
  • University-wide (general education) and (pdf files) academic programs' learning goals.
    • Materials from on-campus workshops (pdf files).
  • Resources
    • Internal resources include:
      • Guidelines and support (a planning checklist) for creating learning goals in academic majors, and examples from some programs (pdf files, Word documents).
      • Example of general education learning goals.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Reflective guides for students as they progress through their undergraduate careers (pdf files).
  • Information about the assessment advisory committee and subcommittees.
  • Information about Brandeis' participation in the Wabash national study of liberal arts education (some of these pages link to pdf documents).

Brenau University: Office of Academic Assessment (Georgia)

  • Guide to assessment at Brenau.
  • The following information is restricted to Brenau faculty & staff:
    • Rubrics & reporting templates for curriculum matrices and general-education-related assessment reports.
    • Academic, administrative, and service departments' annual assessment plans and reports.
    • Information about assessment day/week activities.
    • Results from surveys, standardized tests, and OAA projects.
    • Information about & links to ETS's Proficiency Profile.
  • Most information about liberal education (general education) assessment is restricted to Brenau faculty & staff. The questionnaire that faculty members use to report liberal education assessment was not restricted when last checked; it includes a list of Brenau's liberal education outcomes. (Please do not enter anything in these forms.)
  • Compliance Assist tutorials and next steps presentations were not restricted when last checked. Compliance Assist access is restricted to Brenau faculty & staff.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Brigham Young University: Center for Teaching and Learning (Utah)
  • Video for students (and faculty) about how knowing expected learning outcomes helps students choose programs and guides their learning.
  • Individual degree programs' expected learning outcomes and assessment plans (use the college, department, & program drop-down menus at the top of the page).
  • Guidelines for writing learning outcomes and developing assessments.
  • The mid-course evaluation tool is restricted to BYU faculty & staff.
Bryan College: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Tennessee)
  • The student outcomes manual (pdf file) includes:
    • College learning outcomes & assessment methods.
    • Results from standardized instruments, including the Proficiency Profile & Major Field Tests.
    • Results from surveys of current & graduating students.
  • The institutional effectiveness manual (pdf file) includes:
    • General education learning outcomes & assessment report.
    • Individual academic and administrative & support units' assessment plans & reports.
  • Results from the student satisfaction inventory.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Buena Vista University (Iowa)

  • BVU's assessment plan.
  • Objectives (outcomes) & assessment plans for individual academic majors
    • Some majors' pages include links to rubrics, test items, etc. (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
    • The cheat sheets (on the training resources page) have information about some academic programs' outcomes and assessment methods (Word documents).
  • The curriculum overview has university-wide (general education) goals & outcomes. BVU objectives has associated rubrics (Word documents).
    • The dashboard on the home page has general education assessment results.
  • Student services outcomes and (Word documents) assessment plan, rubrics & program map.
  • Assessment annual reports and the Focus online reporting and ePortfolio system are restricted to BVU faculty & staff.

Buffalo State College: Office of Academic Information and Assessment (New York)

  • AAHE and Buffalo State principles of assessment.
  • Intellectual foundations (general education) outcomes and (pdf file) assessment cycle.
  • Overview of assessment in major programs.
  • The guidelines for periodic evaluation of academic units include assessment requirements (this and the program review schedule are pdf files).
  • Reporting template for academic units' assessment reports (Word document).
  • The assessment reports are restricted to BSC faculty & staff.
  • Departmental award for outstanding assessment (pdf file).
Bunker Hill Community College: SLOAP Faculty Task Force (Massachussetts)
  • SLOAP: Bunker Hill's student learning outcomes assessment program.
  • The SLOAP database has:
    • Information about Bunker Hill's assessment process.
    • Program and course-level learning outcomes, assessment methods, results, & impacts. (Click an X for the associated report. They don't look like hyperlinks, but they are.)
  • General education requirements, in the Additional Resources menu, includes Bunker Hill's general education outcomes.

Butler University: Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (Indiana)

  • Academic assessment
    • Protocol: Overview of annual assessment report and periodic academic program review, with links to program review guidelines and university-wide (general education) learning outcomes (pdf files) .
    • General education (university learning) outcomes (pdf file).
    • Program review overview and (pdf file) guidelines.
    • Assessment reports from individual academic programs (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Assessment reporting template for individual academic programs (Word documents\).
  • Administrative assessment reporting form (Word document or Excel file), guidelines, and reports (pdf files) from individual administrative & support units.
  • Information about assessment mini-grants (Word documents).
  • Survey reports, including NSSE results (pdf files).
Butte College (California)
  • Overview of assessment at BC.
  • Instructions for assessment reporting.
  • The toolkit has 
    • Requirements & timeline for program assessment (pdf file).
    • Material from on-campus workshops (pdf & image files, Word documents).
  • Glossary.
  • Online newsletter (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Cabrillo College (California)
  • Overview, philosophy, and assessment structure
    • Dashboard of assessment activities at Cabrillo.
    • The proficiency report to ACCJC includes additional details.
  • Core competencies (general education outcomes).
  • Overviews of assessment in special programs & administrative units.
  • Workbooks, the program chairs handbook, and the administrative units outcomes (AUO) primer: tips & guidelines for developing & implementing assessment processes.
  • Information about & from the assessment committee, including annual reports.
  • Results from a survey of faculty & staff knowledge of & attitudes about Cabrillo's assessment process.
  • Access to Cabrillo's tracking tool is restricted to Cabrillo faculty & staff.
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (North Carolina)
  • Assessment at CCC&TI (pdf file, in the institutional publications list) is a handbook with:
    • An overview of assessment at CCC&TI,
    • Tips & guidelines for developing & implementing assessment processes,
    • CCC&TI's general education outcomes, and
    • information from and links to other assessment resources.
  • Note: The general education assessment document (in the institutional effectiveness documents list) was not available when last checked.
California Baptist University: Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
  • A Powerpoint presentation about assessment, and CBU's annual assessment flow (pdf files).
  • Guidelines & tips for developing & implementing assessment processes (pdf files).
  • Assessment newsletter (pdf file).
  • The assessment history (reports) is restricted to CBU faculty & staff. The assessment tracking & reports portfolio is not.
  • WASC assessment & accreditation resources (pdf files).
  • Information about periodic academic & student services program review (pdf files, Word documents).
    • The historical record (reports) is restricted to CBU faculty & staff.
    • CBU's program review rubric (pdf file) includes a scale for programs' assessment activities.
  • The institutional research page includes results from FSSE and from the CIRP survey of incoming freshmen (pdf files).
California Lutheran University
  • Assessment system 
    • Overview of assessment at CLU.
    • Information about periodic academic program review, including overview, schedule, handbook, and reporting template (pdf files).
    • Information about & from CLU professional development days & assessment symposia (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Learning outcomes
    • Institutional (general education) learning outcomes (pdf file).
    • Learning outcomes from most academic programs (pdf files).
    • Sources of evidence for achievement of learning outcomes:
      • Rubrics & assessment results for communication, critical thinking, & information literacy outcomes (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
      • Student satisfaction, NSSE, & FSSE results (pdf files, html pages).
    • Guidelines on writing learning outcomes and incorporating them in course syllabi (pdf files,Word documents; also see the curriculum maps).
    • Curriculum maps from some academic programs (Powerpoint files, Word documents; the School of Business curriculum maps were not available when last checked).
  • The data warehouse is restricted to CLU faculty & staff.
  • Resources include:
    • Material from on-campus workshops about assessment and program review (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • Assessment tools including a glossary, a template for reporting assessment results (Word document), guidelines for and examples of assessment rubrics (Word documents), and links to other resources.
  • Information about surveys at CLU.

California Polytechnic State University, Pomona

  • Guidelines & policies for program review and outcomes assessment (pdf files, Word documents).
  • University (general education) learning outcomes (Word document, Excel file).
  • Individual academic departments' learning outcomes, assessment plans, & curriculum maps (html pages, pdf & Excel files).
  • Assessment tools
    • Guidelines for an assessment plan (pdf file) and curriculum map (Word document).
    • Examples of individual programs' assessment methods and tools (pdf files).
  • Information about assessment-related on- & off-campus events.
  • Links to other assessment resources and information about local assessment training events (Powerpoint & pdf files, Word documents).
  • General education assessment
    • General education assessment policy (pdf file, Word documents) and guide for course-based general education assessment proposals (pdf file).
    • Learning outcomes for individual general education areas, and assessment plans for some areas (pdf files).
    • Links to Powerpoint presentations on general education assessment and to rubrics (pdf files, Word documents) for some general-education outcomes.
  • Institutional assessment: The university's College Portrait, and reports from surveys of students and alumni, including NSSE and CLA results (pdf and Excel files).
  • Student Affairs assessment:
    • Guides to writing learning outcomes (html pages, pdf files).
    • The stories of successful learning and the 2008-2009 annual report were not available when last checked..

California State University System: Accountability Process

California State University, Channel Islands

  • Glossary and links to other assessment resources.
  • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes (Excel files).
  • Access to the TK20 assessment management system is restricted to CI faculty & staff.
  • The assessment council site includes:
    • CI's assessment policy (pdf files).
    • Council agendas & minutes (pdf files).
    • Documents include a reporting template for administrative & support divisions and division reports (pdf files).

California State University, Chico

  • CSUC assessment philosophy.
  • Guidelines for developing and implementing outcomes assessment plans.
  • Assessment glossary.
  • FAQ about assessment at CSUC.
  • Tool Box and Resources: More guidelines and examples for developing assessment processes (Word documents; pdf, Excel, and Powerpoint files).
  • Sample learning outcomes and asssessment activities from individual academic units (Word documents and Excel-file course*outcomes alignment matrices).
  • Individual academic departments' program portfolios, with learning outcomes and (pdf files) assessment plan and curriculum matrix.
  • Office of Institutional Research
    • Information about periodic academic program review (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
    • Reports (html pages & pdf files) from NSSE, CLA, and graduating student surveys.
    • CSUC's VSA College Portrait.
    • Links to other assessment resources.

California State University, Dominguez Hills

  • Tutorial about student learning outcomes assessment (SLOA) reports on Blackboard (Word document).
  • Templates for academic programs' assessment plans & reports (Word documents).
  • Summary program effectiveness & SLOA reports (Word documents).
  • Powerpoint presentation on assessment at CSUDH and links to other resources.
  • The Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning site includes:
    • Results from CSUDH's writing assessment (pdf files).
    • CSUDH's College Portrait.

California State University, East Bay

  • Institutional (general education) learning outcomes & competencies (pdf file).
  • Learning & assessment at CSUEB
    • Overview of assessment activities.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
    • Still to come: Learning & assessment handbook.
  • Program review
    • Guidelines for periodic program review (html pages, pdf & Excel files).
    • Most academic programs' portfolios include learning outcomes; some also have program review annual reports with a section on assessment activities (pdf files).
      • Still to come: Portfolios for curricular (general education and interdisciplinary) and co-curricular programs.
  • Information about & from the institutional effectiveness council and learning outcomes subcommittee (agendas & minutes are pdf files).

California State University, Fresno: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

  • Student outcomes assessment projects (SOAPs) policy, overview, examples (html pages), reporting templates (Word documents), and individual programs' SOAPs reports (pdf files).
  • The assessment blog includes details about CSUF's assessment process.
  • Assessment Guide online handbook. Internal links go to html pages and pdf files.
  • Glossary of assessment terms.
  • General education outcomes (Word documents), rubrics for general education outcomes & recommendations for using rubrics (pdf files), and reports from relevant committees (Word documents).
  • Descriptions of assessment and survey methods (most are pdf files).
  • Current faculty projects funded by campus assessment grants and RFP information (pdf files) for new grants.
  • Effectiveness and lessons learned: Examples of using assessment results for program improvement (html pages, pdf files).
  • Research & Reports / Reports, Surveys & Studies include CLA and NSSE results and analyses (pdf files).
  • Training & assistance: Guidelines for developing & implementing assessment plans (pdf and mov video files).
  • Information about academic program review.
  • Links to other assessment resources (on the main page and in Assessment Help).

 California State University, Long Beach: Program Review and Assessment

  • CSULB institutional learning objectives (general education outcomes).
  • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes.
  • Information from & about the program assessment review council (html pages, Word & rtf documents).
  • Reports and resources include
    • An assessment report template (Word document) and a model & workshop handouts (pdf files).
    • A glossary.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Student Services assessment
    • Assessment of student learning outcomes
      • Overview of Student Services assessment at CSULB.
      • Featured student learning outcomes & assessments from individual Student Services units.
      • Links to examples from other institutions.
    • Assessment plans & reports from individual Student Services departments.
    • Results from surveys and standardized assessments including NSSE, CLA, and CSULB's student satisfaction survey.
    • Information about & from CSULB's graduation writing assessment.
    • CSULB's VSA College Portrait (pdf file).
    • Presentations about assessment at CSULB (Powerpoint files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.

California State University, Los Angeles

  • University assessment plan and annual report (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Institutional learning outcomes (general education).
  • Individual college & programs' learning outcomes.
  • Institutional measures 
    • Results from student surveys and standardized exams, including CLA and NSSE results (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • Other assessment-related reports (pdf files).
  • Resources & tools: Rubrics for general education outcomes, templates & examples for developing and reporting assessment plans (pdf & rtf files). The faculty development and assessment page, with links to other assessment resources, was not available when last checked.
  • The glossary includes links to a more extensive (pdf file) glossary and to other assessment resources (this page).
  • General education
    • Learning goals and outcomes.
    • GE assessment 
      • Assessment plan.
      • Curriculum & goals maps (pdf files).
      • General education committee assessment program review (pdf file).
      • Reports include
        • Assessment of Block B (science-related) outcomes (pdf file). 
        • Assessment of an introduction to higher education course (Word document, Excel file).
        • Older assessment results (pdf files) include CSULA's general education assessment policy.
  • Information about periodic academic program review (html pages, pdf files).
  • The Institutional Research page includes a link to CSULA's College Portrait.
  • Educational effectiveness council meeting minutes & reports (pdf files).

California State University, Northridge: Office of Academic Assessment and Program Review

  • A video about CSUN's assessment process.
  • FAQ.
  • College & department annual assessment reports (pdf files).
  • A to Z (multiple file types) 
    • Assessment & program review guidelines, templates, reporting forms, schedules, & timelines.
    • Fundamental (general education) competencies.
    • Newsletters.
  • Information about the assessment committee (Excel file, Word documents).

California State University, Sacramento: Office of Academic Program Assessment

  • University assessment
    • Overview of academic-program assessment and assessment cycle, and university assessment statement (pdf file) and policy.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
    • Note: Some links in this page go to pages listed below; others were not available when last checked.
  • Learning outcomes
    • Baccalaureate learning goals, graduate program learning outcomes (pdf files).
    • General education learning outcomes (draft; this mht file opens in Internet Explorer but not in other browsers) and AAC&U's LEAP outcomes (pdf file).
  • Institutional assessment portfolio: Individual academic departments' assessment plans & reports, assessment director's analysis of reports, & department (IR data) fact books (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Assessment tools
    • CSUS assessment policy & plan (html page, pdf file).
    • Assessment guidelines, reporting format, & evaluation rubric (Word documents, html page) and materials from an on-campus workshop (Powerpoint file).
    • General education READS initiative: Learning outcomes & rubrics for reading habits, dispositions & skills (Word document).
  • Assessment strategies: Links to other assessment resources.
  • Assessment newsletter (pdf files).
  • Office of Institutional Research
    • Sacramento State's College Portrait (pdf file).
    • Reports on special academic programs.
    • Surveys used at Sacramento State. Survey reports has results from surveys of students and faculty, including NSSE results (pdf files).
    • Student Affairs assessment plans & reports (mostly pdf files).

California State University, San Marcos

  • Annual assessment: 
    • Materials from on-campus workshops (Word documents, pdf file).
    • Reporting templates for assessment plans and reports (Word documents).
  • Departments' program portfolios include learning outcomes, assessment plans, and reports. (Plans & reports are pdf files & Word documents, listed under program review.)
  • Information about academic program review
    • Guidelines & examples (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Course*outcomes matrix template (Excel files).
    • WASC rubrics for evaluating learning outcomes & assessment (pdf files)/.
  • Resources include:
    • Material from an on-campus workshop (Powerpoint and audiovisual files).
    • Glossary.
    • Guidelines for designing & implementing outcomes assessment.
    • General education goals and (draft) assessment process.
    • Links to other assessment resources, including learning outcomes for varios academic disciplines.
  • Minutes and reports from CSUSM's assessment committee (Word documents).
  • The Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis has results from surveys of students & alumni, including NSSE data (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).

California State University, Stanislaus: Office of Assessment

  • Overview and principles of assessment at CSUS.
  • Assessment resources: Guidelines for designing & implementing an assessment plan, with (html pages, pdf files, Word documents) examples, templates, and links to related resources.
  • Annual report template (Word document).
  • General education assessment (pdf files unless otherwise indicated)
    • Overview and history.
    • Learning goals and (draft) outcomes.
    • Program review reports.
    • University-wide assessment methods: Results from NSSE, CLA, and other standardized assessments and locally-developed surveys.
  • Assessment of graduate programs (pdf files unless otherwise indicated)
    • Learning goals for graduate students.
    • Chronology, history, & related documents.
    • Overall assessment plan & reports. The individual programs' assessment plans & reports were not available when last checked.
    • Annual reporting template and sample curriculum map and thesis rubrics.
  • Information about on-campus assessment mentors (Word documents).
  • Materials from annual assessment spotlight symposia (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Information about periodic program review for academic & support units (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
  • The Office of Institutional Research page has CSUS's College Portrait.
Calvin College (Michigan)
  • Overview of assessment.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Cameron University: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accountability (Oklahoma)
  • Assessment
    • Program & unit assessment overview & guidelines.
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes.
    • Some programs' assessment data (pdf files).
    • Information about assessment funds (mini-grants, pdf file).
    • Access to WEAVEonline is restricted to CU faculty & staff.
  • General education outcomes & assessment process.
  • NSSE results (pdf files).
  • Oklahoma State Regents (OSRHE) annual assessment reports include summaries of  institutions' processes & results (pdf files).
Camosun College: Educational Research and Planning (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Results from surveys of students & alumni (pdf files).
    • The right-hand menu has individual academic programs' alumni survey results.
  • Guidelines for: 
    • These are general guidelines, applicable to assessing academic programs, individual courses, and individual students.
Cañada College (California)
  • Overview of assessment at Cañada. (The SLOAC Philosophy is a pdf file.)
  • Institutional (general education) student learning outcomes (SLOs).
  • SLOs & assessments from individual academic programs and administrative & support units
    • Guidelines & FAQ for reporting course-level assessment results (The reporting directions is a Word document).
    • The list of program learning outcomes is a dynamic Excel template that requires (restricted) access to Cañada's servers.
    • The TracDat assessment management system and the Sharepoint website are restricted to Cañada faculty & staff.
    • Information about program review, including (pdf files) individual academic, administrative, & support units' annual plans. (Reporting templates are Word documents.)
  • Student services assessment reporting forms and handbook (Word documents).
  • Information about & from the assessment committee (Word documents).
  • Updates
    • Still to come: FAQ.
    • Faculty resolutions on outcomes assessment (Word document).
  • Events: Information about & from on-campus assessment-related events (pdf and audio-visual [swf] files, Word documents, links to other assessment resources).
  • Resources include
    • Information about using TracDat (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • Handbook on writing learning outcomes (pdf file).
    • Presentation from an on-campus assessment summit (Powerpoint file).
    • Links to other assessment resources (pdf, Powerpoint, and audio-visual [swf] files, Word documents, links).

Capital Community College (Connecticut)

  • Assessment process (The linked pages are mostly pdf files.)
    • Guidelines & clarifications.
    • Template for reporting learning goals & objectives.
    • Assessment policy and five year plan (pdf files).
    • Information about & examples of assemment in:
      • Academic programs, including the program goals template (pdf file) and information about periodic program review.
      • General education, including learning goals & objectives (outcomes). Rubrics are pdf files; summaries & reports are html pages & Word documents.
      • Developmental education, including learning goals & objectives (outcomes). Methods & findings are html pages, pdf files, & Word documents.
      • Instructional innovations. Methods & findings are html pages and pdf & Excel files.
  • Student engagement (CCSSE) results were not available when last checked. The related faculty survey results (CCFSSE) are Excel files.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Carleton College: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (Minnesota)
  • Assessment resources
    • College-wide (general education) learning outcomes.
      • Assessment plan, with assessment methods and associated (pdf files) rubrics for each outcome.
      • Assessment cycle.
      • Learning outcomes mapped to graduation requirements.
      • Learning outcomes and assessment plans from individual academic departments & programs (pdf files).
        • Resources include:
          • FAQ.
          • Assessment roles & process.
          • Exercise materials from a conference presentation (pdf files).
          • Video of an assessment coordinators' lunch.
          • The examples are restricted to Carleton faculty & staff.
    • Other resources (html pages, pdf files) include: 
      • Presentations from on-campus workshops. 
      • Information about Carleton assessment initiatives & projects.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Survey research and outcomes: Results from surveys of students & alumni, including NSSE (mostly pdf files).
Carnegie Mellon University: Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence (Pennsylvania)
  • History of assessment at CMU.
    • Information from & about CMU's assessment task force (pdf files; the Middle States self-study report is restricted to CMU faculty & staff.)
  • Basics: FAQ about assessment, and a glossary.
  • Guidelines & tools for assessing departments & programs, classroom learning & performance, prior learning, and teaching effectiveness.
  • Examples & tools from CMU programs.
  • Whys & hows of assessment
    • Tips & guidelines for program & classroom assessment.
    • Glossary.
    • Reporting template & example (pdf file).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Assessment plan (multi-year timeline for campus-specific & nationally-standardized surveys, pdf file).
Case Western Reserve University (Ohio)
  • Resources
    • CWRU documents
      • CWRU's philosophy of assessment.
      • Reports on portfolio review of student writing in general education seminars (pdf files).
        • Portfolios are from SAGES interdisciplinary seminars.
      • The outcomes assessment guide is restricted to CWRU faculty & staff.
      • Office of Planning & Institutional Research has results from NSSE and other student surveys (pdf files).
    • Calendar of assessment-related on-campus events.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • About CWRU assessment committees.
Casper College (Wyoming)
  • From the menu of tabs at the bottom of the page:
    • Assessment criteria: Hints & tips about assessment (mostly pdf files; also see assessment help, below).
    • General information
      • Assessment manual and links to other resources (pdf files).
      • Material from an on-campus presentation (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • General education assessment plan & Powerpoint presentation.
    • Results from surveys & standardized assessments (mostly pdf files; CCSSE results include Powerpoint & video files and a Word document).
    • Information about & from the assessment committee (minutes are pdf files).
  • Program assessment 
    • Reporting templates (Word documents) and review criteria (pdf file).
    • Information (individual programs' assessment plans & results, pdf files).
  • General education assessment templates & rubrics (pdf files).
    • Note: Some general education scoring session feedback is available to the pubic (pdf file); some is restricted to Casper College faculty & staff.
  • Assessment help: Tips & guidelines (pdf files).
  • Training videos are restricted to Casper College faculty & staff.
Central Michigan University: Office of Curriculum and Assessment
  • Logs of program assessment plans & reports received (Excel files).
  • Documents & forms (pdf files, Word documents)
    • Assessment policy.
    • Glossary.
    • Processes for reporting, submitting, & revising assessment plans & results.
    • WEAVEonline users guide. (WEAVE access is restricted to CMU faculty & staff.)
    • Funding support (mini-grant) guidelines & application.
      • Also see the application for the Provost's Incentive Award.
    • Information about periodic academic program review.
  • Information from & about assessment committees.
    • Assessment council agendas & minutes are Word documents.
    • General education committee information is restricted to CMU faculty & staff.
    • Information from the professional education assessment committee was not available when last checked.
  • Resources
    • Newsletter (pdf files).
    • Toolkit: Tips & guidelines (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Library holdings and links to other assessment resources.
  • When last checked, these links went to a previous (old) version of the OCA website:
    • Institution-level assessment: Information about surveys used at CMU.
    • A brief overview of program-level assessment.
Chaffey College (California)
  • Welcome: Brief overview of assessment at Chaffey.
  • Monitoring report (pdf files unless otherwise noted)
    • Template & instructions for annual academic assessment monitoring report (Word & pdf versions of the template).
    • Diagram & guidelines for developing an SLO assessment process.
    • Matrix (template) & policy for administrative unit outcomes (AUO) assessment report.
    • Mapping matrix with Chaffey's core competencies (general education outcomes).
    • Rubrics used to evaluate academic programs' assessment plans.
  • Must read: Overview of SLO reporting, with
    • a reporting template (Excel file), and
    • matrix mapping program SLOs to Chaffey's core competencies (Word document).
  • Planning resources were not available when last checked.
  • SLO Down online newsletter (pdf files).
  • Institutional research (pdf files)
    • Research briefs and presentations include results from student surveys.
    • SLO/AUO resources include:
      • Academic & administrative/support units' assessment instruments and report briefs.
      • Other resources include:
        • Assessment guidelines & tips. 
        • Assessment-plan evaluation rubrics.
Chapman University (California)
  • Learning outcomes for: 
    • General education, with (pdf files) associated assessment processes & rubrics.
    • Individual degree programs, with (pdf files) curriculum maps, assessment processes, & rubrics.
      • Learning outcomes assessment
        • Brief overview of assessment at Chapman
        • Templates for annual assessment report and course*general-ed outcomes curriculum map (Word documents).
        • Assessment committee rubric for evaluating annual assessment reports (pdf file).
      • Information about periodic program review.
    • Student life.
  • The institutional data mart has enrollment, etc. information.
Christopher Newport University: Office of Assessment (Virginia)
  • Overview & philosophy of assessment at CNU.
  • FAQ for students.
  • Assessment resources
    • Assessment cycle with links to tips & guidelines for planning & implementing assessment processes (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents, html pages).
    • Information about WEAVEonline.
    • Contact information for assessment help.
City College of San Francisco (California)
  • About assessment and assessment activites at CCSF.
    • The assessment reporting summary is a pdf file.
  • Questions? FAQ.
  • Archive of assessment progress reports from academic programs & courses, and administrative & support programs.
    • Some detail reports are html pages, some are pdf files.
  • Instructional SLOs (html pages & pdf files unless otherwise indicated)
    • Guidlines & reporting templates for course and program outcomes assessment.
      • Program update directions & templates (Word documents).
    • General education and institutional outcomes and assessment & reporting processes.
    • Department details include 
      • An overview of the assessment process. 
      • Individual academic departments' pages with learning outcomes, assessment processes, & reports.
  • Guidelines for outcomes assessment in administrative and student services units.
    • Some department details pages include assessment processes & reports.
  • Highlights of individual units' assessment & effectiveness activities.
  • Professional development: Information about on-campus workshops & assessment-related events.
  • Resources include:
    • FAQ.
    • Handbook.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
    • A history of CCSF's SLO assessment processes & coordination.
  • Reports & committees
    • Most reports are pdf files. The assessment plan is a Word document.
    • Information about & from assessment committees & teams.
  • Scorecard reports of SLO assessment progress at CCSF.
Clark College: Teaching and Learning Center (Washington)
  • Overview of assessment (pdf file).
  • FAQ.
  • Resources
    • Glossary.
    • Material from on-campus workshops (pdf files).
    • Introduction to Clark's outcomes assessment toolbox (OAT, Powerpoint file).
    • Tips & guidelines for curriculum mapping (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about assessment-related events.
  • The OAT toolbox, with forms and applications and other other information, is restricted to Clark faculty & staff.

Clemson University: Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (South Carolina)

  • Assessment practices & resources
    • Brief overview of assessment and (pdf file) assessment cycle timeline.
    • Reference materials (pdf files) include: 
      • Guidelines for developing and reporting an assessment plan.
      • General education competencies and assessment methods.
    • Overview of the Annual Assessment Record reporting process. Access to WEAVEonline and the assessment rubric are restricted to Clemson faculty & staff.
    • Guidelines for assessment of centers and institutes (pdf files).
    • Sample rubrics from some Clemson graduate programs (Word documents).
  • Overview of Clemson's process for assessment management & reporting.
    • Access to WEAVEonline is restricted to Clemson faculty & staff.
    • Training & resource information. (Please do not enter anything into the online training-request form.)
  • Information about and from the university assessment committee. Reports & minutes are pdf files.
  • Informaton about periodic academic program review (pdf file; the metrics are restricted to Clemson faculty & staff).
  • Clemson's College Portrait (pdf file).
  • Information about NSSEProficiency Profile, and summaries (pdf files) of NSSE results. 
  • Assessment presentations by OIEA staff (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Information about Clemson's QEP project, Clemson Thinks2.
  • State reporting: Accountability and institutional effectiveness reports to state agencies (pdf files).

Cleveland State University: Office of Student Learning Assessment (Ohio)

  • Overview and FAQ for assessment at CSU, and university policies and procedures for assessment.
  • Assessment Council minutes and on-campus events (Word documents).
  • Assessment report guidelines, calendar, and review procedure (Word documents, Excel files). Individual units' SLA reports are restricted to CSU faculty & staff.
    • The 2008 departmental student outcomes inquiry includes an overview of student surveys used by individual academic, administrative, & support units (Word document).
  • General education assessment procedures and reports (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Material from on-campus workshops (video presentations).
  • Resources
    • Report guidelines & formats.
    • Examples of individual units' assessment reports (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about assessment mini-grants and grant-funded projects (Word documents).
Coastal Carolina University: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Analysis (South Carolina)
  • University-wide assessment reporting: Annual reports on the status of CCU's assessment process include some unit-level results (pdf files).
  • The TEAL Online page includes an assessment reporting calendar. The TEAL assessment management system and reports are restricted to CCU faculty & staff.
  • Institutional effectiveness reports to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (pdf files). 
  • Results from surveys of graduating seniors (pdf file). NSSE results are restricted to CCU faculty & staff.
  • Information about & from CCU's assessment committees (minutes are pdf files).
  • CCU's VSA College Portrait.
Cochise College: Student Learning Improvement Committee (Arizona)
  • About student learning improvement at Cochise.
  • (General education) outcome statements.
  • About the learning improvement project and evidence.
    • Current and older learning improvement handbooks (pdf files).
  • Learning improvement questions for students.
  • The institutional research page has results of surveys, including CCSSE (pdf files).
Coconino Community College: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (Arizona)
  • About assessment
  • Program assessment
    • Learning outcomes for individual degree & certificate programs.
    • The monitoring report to HLC (pdf file) describes CCC's general education and program assessment processes.
    • The quality enhancements documents (pdf files) include descriptions of assessment activities and results.
    • Powerpoint presentations to the CCC governing board.
  • General education assessment
    • General education learning outcomes.
    • Assessment techniques and results (pdf file).
    • Presentation at & feedback from a faculty retreat (Powerpoint & pdf files).
  • Assessment tools
    • Progress report templates (Word documents), instructions (pdf file), and overview presentation (Powerpoint file).
    • Graduating student survey (pdf & Word versions; the online version requires a CCC password) and results (pdf files).
    • Information about, and links to resources on classroom evaluation techniques (CATS), rubrics, and mid-course evaluations.
College of Charleston: Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning (South Carolina)
  • Assessment cycle.
  • Assessment guide (handbook, pdf file), tutorials (Powerpoint files), and links to other resources.
  • Rubric for evaluating units' assessment plans & reports (Word document).
    • The college-wide annual institutional effectiveness reports indicate individual academic units' status (pdf files).
  • Information about the ComplianceAssist assessment management tool (access to the tool itself is restricted to COC faculty & staff).
  • Information about & results from surveys of students & alumni, including NSSE results (html pages, pdf files).
  • Information from & about the assessment committees (minutes are pdf files).
  • COC's VSA College Portrait.
College of the Redwoods (California)
  • Assessment processes for instructional and student development (student affairs) units, with links to details on other pages in the site.
  • Individual units' :
    • Learning outcomes.
    • Assessment plans & curriculum maps. (Archived plans & maps are Excel files; the planning tool is restricted to CR faculty & staff.)
    • Assessment reports.
      • Training video and (Word documents) reporting procedures & worksheet. (Submitting/editing a report is restricted to CR faculty & staff.)
  • General education learning outcomes (pdf file).
    • Assessment results (Word document) and reports (archived reports are pdf files).
    • Survey questions (Word document) & results (Excel file).
  • Resources for
    • Instructional units
      • Handbook & FAQ (pdf files).
      • Training Powerpoints & materials from an on-campus assessment summit (mostly videos).
      • Links to other assessment resources. 
      • The assessment songs are Powerpoint files.
    • Student services units
      • Resources include handbooks and tips & guidelines (pdf & Powerpoint files; note: the CR Assessment Handbook is an older version and is a very large file.)
      • Individual units' artifacts are pdf files & Word documents.
  • Institution-wide assessment includes results from surveys of students, faculty, & staff (pdf files).
  • Information from & about assessment-related committees (agendas, notes, & documents are mostly pdf files).
  • Materials from assessment dialogues (the assessment reports mentioned above, and (pdf files) session agendas & notes .
College of San Mateo (California)
  • Philosophy of assessment at CSM.
  • Assessment plan (Word document).
  • Student learning outcomes
    • General education outcomes.
    • Program-level outcomes from certificate programs and (some) degree programs, and course-level outcomes from degree programs.
    • Results from student satisfaction surveys (pdf files).
  • Information about & from the assessment committee (agendas & minutes are pdf files).
  • Resources include:
    • Reporting matrices (pdf files).
    • Guidelines, handouts, and workbooks (pdf files).
    • Information from on-campus workshops (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
    • Links to other resources.
College of Southern Nevada: Office of Assessment of Student Learning and Accreditation
  • Overview of assessment at CSN.
  • Assessment plans & reports from some academic programs and general education courses (pdf files).
    • When last checked, some programs' & courses' plans were available for 2012 & earlier; some reports were available for 2011 & earlier.
  • Outcomes planning matrix (Word documents; templates for 3, 4, 5, & 6 outcomes).
  • Resources and (pdf files) library lists: Training activities documents and presentations (mostly pdf files).

College of William & Mary: Office of Institutional Analysis & Effectiveness (Virginia)

  • General education requirements, learning expectations (outcomes), and information about W&M's course-portfolio review process.
  • Program review process
    • Process & schedules (pdf files).
    • Process of institutional effectiveness (PIE): Description, examples, and tips.
      • The PIES database is restricted to W&M faculty & staff..
  • Information about Digital Measures data management system (access to Digital Measures is restricted to W&M faculty & staff).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

College of Wooster (Ohio)

  • Overview of assessment at Wooster.
  • The assessment newsletter & briefs include some assessment results (pdf files).
  • When last checked, the wiki did not yet include an assessment space.
  • The news archive may structured as a blog and may include some assessment results.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Colorado College
  • What is assessment?
    • FAQ.
  • How to assess learning
    • Tips & guidelines for developing & implementing assessment processes.
    • Some pages include links to Word documents.
    • The page on writing a report includes the assessment committee's evaluation rubric.
  • Assessment at CC
    • General education (critical perspectives) assessment.
    • Still to come: CC assessment success stories.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Colorado Mesa University
  • Institution-wide learning outcomes.
  • The campus assessment update overviews assessment methods used at CMU.
    • The previous update is a pdf file.
  • Committee reports (pdf files) include summaries of:
    • Assessment processes & results in (some) academic programs.
      • The general education report include CMU's general education outcomes.
    • NSSE results.
  • The assessment committee minutes and general information are pdf files; forms for reporting program & general education assessment plans & results are Word documents.
  • The institutional research site has survey reports, including NSSE, CCSSE, & FSSE results (pdf files)
  • Information about periodic academic program review (pdf files).
    • The manual indicates how learning outcomes assessment is incorporated into program review.
    • Review reports for individual academic programs
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Colorado School of Mines
  • FAQ.
  • Profile of the CSM graduate (general education learning goals) and graduate program general objectives/outcomes (pdf files).
  • Core (general education) curriculum
    • Description of CSM's core curriculum (pdf file).
    • ABET criteria mapped to CSM's general education learning goals and core courses (Word documents).
    • Methods used to assess the core as a whole and individual core courses (pdf files).
    • Article on engineering education from the National Academy of Engineering (pdf files).
  • Guidelines for creating & implementing undergraduate and graduate program assessment plans, with reporting templates, best practice examples, and the assessment committee's evaluation rubric (Word documents, pdf files).
  • How do I...? tips & guidelines, including:
    • Glossary (Word document).
    • Information about assessment mini-grants (Word documents).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • More links to other assessment resources.
Colorado State University
  • Information from CSU's PRISM (Program Improvement Research) database of projects, methods, and results. Select a pathway or a question for links to information about:
    • University assessment & continuous-improvement policies & practices.
    • Academic and administrative units' goals, outcomes, & assessment methods.
    • Assessment results and impacts.
  • Links go to database search screens, to html pages, and to pdf and Powerpoint files. There's lots of detail, but you have to search for it.
Columbia College (Missouri)
  • Assessment timeline.
  • Institutional-level assessment
    • Overview.
    • Institutional learning goals (general educatioon outcomes).
    • Calendar.
    • Annual reports (pdf files).
  • Program-level assessment
  • Course-level assessment
    • Overview.
    • Syllabi for individual courses include learning outcomes.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Columbia College Chicago (Illinois)
  • Assessment of student learning
    • Assessment at Columbia
      • Reporting template. Individual programs' assessment reports are restricted to CCC faculty & staff.
      • General education outcomes (scroll down on the core curriculum page) and examples of assessment methods & results.
      • Support includes examples of developing a program assessment process and of research on student evaluations (pdf files). 
      • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about the Columbia Assessment Manager online tool (access to the tool itself is restricted to CCC faculty & staff).
  • Information about periodic program review and student course evaluations.
  • Reports from assessment projects (pdf files).

Columbus State Community College (Ohio)

  • CSCC assessment policy,  procedure, and handbook (pdf files).
  • General education outcomes & (Word documents) associated rubrics.
  • Individual degree programs' assessment reports (pdf files).
  • Resources
    • Assessment at Columbus State
      • Assessment plan (Word document).
      • Assessment methods, definitions, & checklists (pdf files).
      • NILOA's Down and In survey report.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • CCSSE & CCFSSE results (pdf files).
  • Reporting form for assessment plans & results (pilot version, Word document).
  • Roles of various assessment committees. Committee minutes are mostly Word documents.
Columbus State University: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (Georgia)
  • Annual assessment process and report format for academic & support units (pdf file).
  • Assessment plans & reports from individual academic & support units (pdf files).
  • Results from student surveys and standardized instruments including CAAP and NSSE (pdf files).
  • Institutional progress reports included assessment overviews as well as institutional research data (pdf files).
  • Information about periodic program review (pdf & Excel files, Word documents). Review reports are restricted to CSU faculty & staff.
Community College of Allegheny County: Office of Planning & Institutional Research (Pennsylvania)
  • CCAC's assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Student learning assessment
    • Overview.
    • General education goals (outcomes) and assessment reports (pdf files).
    • Program assessment (pdf files, Word documents)
      • Assessment guide and worksheet.
      • Reporting form & checklist for program assessment plans.
      • Review form & checklist for program assessment results.
    • Classroom assessment reporting form & guidelines (Word document, pdf files).
    • Tools include
      • an assessment handbook (pdf file).
      • a toolkit with guidelines for various assessment methods (pdf, Excel & Powerpoint files).
      • a worksheet for including assessment experiences in faculty members' teaching portfolios (Word document).
      • a newsletter (Word documents) and tip of the month pages (pdf files).
    • Materials from on-campus workshops (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Institutional assessment
    • Information about & from the assessment planning committee, including reports, presentations, and meeting notes (pdf files).
    • Links to Middle States resources.
    • Recommended readings.
  • Student development services assessment
    • Program assessment process and reporting templates (Word documents).
    • On-campus presentation for SDS staff (Powerpoint file).
    • Tools include guidelines for various assessment methods (pdffiles, Word document).
    • CCSSE results (Excel files).
  • TracDat manual (pdf file; TracDat access is restricted to CCAC faculty & staff).

Community College of Baltimore County (Maryland)

  • CCBC's assessment philosophy. The learning outcomes assessment booklet (pdf file) is CCBC's assessment handbook.
  • General education assessment
    • Overview. 
    • GREAT (general education assessment team) checklist and rubric for assessment projects, and some project reports (pdf files).
    • MAPP (Proficiency Profile) results (pdf file).
  • Resources for and examples of course assessment projects (pdf files).
  • Overview of and resources for program assessment projects for program and core-competency outcomes, and reports from some projects (pdf files).
  • Institution assessment includes an overview and a report on assessment of a faculty development project (pdf file).
  • LOA resources on classroom processes to improve learning (pdf files).
  • Information about and from CCBC's assessment and general-education committees (mostly pdf files).
Community College of Rhode Island: Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee
  • Information about & from the committee (html pages, Word documents).
  • Resources include:
    • Program assessment reporting form (Word document).
    • On-campus Powerpoint presentations about assessment.
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Concordia College: Office of Assessment (Minnesota)

  • About assessment at Concordia.
  • Assessment newsletter (pdf files).
  • Information about & from the assessment committee
    • The assessment guide (handbook) includes links to other resources (pdf file).
Cornell University (New York)
  • Overview of assessment.
  • Putting it into practice: Tips & guidelines for developing & implementing assessment processes, with links to examples & other resources.
  • FAQ, with links to other resources.
  • Glossary.
  • University-wide (general education) and college-level learning outcomes.
  • From the core assessment committee: Framework & guidelines for department-level & general education assessment. (Examples for the Knight Institute's interdisciplinary courses are pdf files.)
  • The Institutional Research & Planning site includes 
    • Reports from surveys of students, faculty, staff, & parents (pdf files).
    • Information about periodic academic program review.
Crafton Hills College: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Planning (California)
  • Institutional effectiveness
    • Student learning outcomes (pdf files unless indicated otherwise).
      • Presentation (Powerpoint file) and status report about assessment at CHC.
      • Assessment plan.
      • General education and institutional learning outcomes and a proposal presentation about institutional learning outcomes.
        • Assessment reports for some institutional learning outcomes (ILOs).
      • Guides, tips, & examples for developing & implementing assessment processes.
      • SLO website
        • Overview of SLOs & assessment.
        • Training presentations: Guides, tips, & examples for developing student learning outcomes.
        • Steps in developing & implementing SLOs & assessment processes (html pages with links to pdf & other resources).
        • Updates on the status of assessment planning & implementation in CHC academic programs (Excel files).
      • Reports from
        • Assessment of academic, student support, & administrative programs. What's there varies from program to program.
        • Course-level assessment.
      • Online & Word forms for assessment reporting. (Please do not enter anything into the online form.)
      • Access to the e-Lumen assessment management system is restricted to CHC faculty & staff.
    • Surveys: An online form for for mapping course learning outcomes to CHC's institutional learning outcomes. (Please do not enter anything into this form.)
  • Information about periodic program review (mostly pdf files).
  • Research briefs & reportsStudent services and satisfaction surveys include assessment-related reports (pdf files).

Daemen College: Office of Assessment (New York)
  • Overview of assessment at Daemen.
    • About Daemen's core curriculum and core competencies (general education outcomes).
  • Core assessment reports include methods for & results from assessment of the core competencies (Word documents, Powerpoint & Excel files).
  • Reporting templates for academic department and administrative unit assessment (Word documents). Reports, learning goal alignment maps, and program review documents are restricted to Daemen faculty & staff.
  • About assessment-related workshops and on-campus events.
  • Resources include workshop handouts (Powerpoint presentations & Word documents) and links to other assessment resources.

Dakota State University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

  • Academic assessment program
    • Brief history of assessment at DSU.
    • General education
      • Plans for assessing system-wide and DSU-specific general education outcomes, and assessment results & impacts (Word documents).
      • System-wide and DSU policies governing general education assessment.
    • Major assessment
      • Plans for assessing undergraduate & graduate programs' outcomes, and assessment results & impacts (Word documents).
      • Policies governing discipline-specific assessment in undergraduate and graduate programs.
    • Information about periodic program reviews (Word documents).
    • Resources include:
      • Link to a glossary.
      • Guidelines and review form (rubric) for academic programs' assessment plans (Word documents).
      • See institutional research, below.
  • Information about and from DSU's Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP) includes assessment results and impacts (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
  • Institutional research 
    • Results from surveys of students, alumni, and faculty, including NSSE data (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
    • Other institutional research data. Access to the dashboard is restricted to DSU faculty & staff.
  • Institutional effectiveness: College and unit-level strategic planning (pdf files, Word documents).

Dalton State College: Office of Institutional Research & Planning (Georgia)

  • Assessment & effectiveness includes information about assessment at DSC (most links are to pdf files):
    • Links to academic and administrative & support departments' websites.
    • Information about periodic academic program review.
    • Institutional effectiveness (scroll down the alphabetical list) 
      • Note: The institutional effectiveness plan overviews DSC's assessment processes.
      • Assessment methods used by DSC academic programs, including general education learning outcomes & assessment methods. Also see planning and evaluation of educational programs.
      • Assessment reports from individual academic and administrative & support units include program outcomes; some include assessment results.
      • Course and program learning outcomes.
      • College-level competencies and general education outcomes and assessment plan & methods. General education assessment results were not available when last checked.
    • CAAP (general-education assessment) results. 
    • Results from surveys of students, alumni, employers, faculty, staff (pdf files).
  • Institutional data has NSSE & FSSE results.
  • Links to other assessment resources (this page) and other resources.
Danville Area Community College: Institutional Effectiveness/Assessment of Student Learning Team (Illinois)
  • Forms & timelines (mostly Word documents)
    • Assessment timeline & responsibilities.
    • Report forms & program-level example.
    • Departmental assessment planning forms & example.
    • General education outcomes and a planning matrix & sample assessments.
    • Examples of course matrices.
  • Assessment champions for each academic division and (Word document) a chart of DACC's assessment flow & responsibilities.
  • Tips & guidelines for getting started with program assessment.
  • Annual reports (Word documents).
  • Information about & from the assessment team/committee (committee minutes are pdf files).
  • Toolbox: Links to other assessment resources.

Dartmouth College: Office of Institutional Research (New Hampshire)

  • Assessment resources: Some pages include presentations and worksheets (pdf files and Word documents) and links to other Dartmouth assessment resources.
    • Assessment glossary.
    • Designing assessment plans and developing outcomes statements.
    • Methodology toolkits.
    • Developing surveys.
    • Reporting assessment results.
  • Survey research and reports includes results from student satisfaction surveys (pdf files).
Delaware Technical & Community College
  • Overview of assessment processess at DTCC.
  • Assessment processes for (pdf files):
    • General education outcomes.
    • Academic program units.
    • Educational support units.
Del Mar College: Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research (Texas)
  • Assessment manual (handbook, pdf file).
  • Assessment resources
    • DMC guidelines & tips
      • Guidelines on (pdf files):
      • Authentic assessment, 
      • Writing learning outcomes, 
      • Using rubrics for grading, and 
      • Using assessment results.
    • Material from on-campus workshops for student learning outcomes (pdf file) and for administrative & support units (Powerpoint files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Guidelines for WEAVEonline (WEAVE access is estricted to DMC faculty & staff).
  • Brief information about assessment committees.
  • CCSSE & CCFSSE results (pdf files).
  • Information about periodic program review (pdf files).
Delta College (Michigan)
  • Assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Tips for developing & implementing assessment (pdf files).
  • General education
    • Themes are general education learning outcomes.
  • Some academic programs' learning outcomes (pdf files).
  • Glossary, and information about the assessment committee (pdf files).

DePaul University: Office for Teaching, Learning & Assessment (Illinois)

  • Overview of assessment at DePaul.
  • Overviews of assessing learning at the classroom, program and college levels.
  • Learning goals and outcomes 
    • University-wide (general education) goals. 
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes (Word documents, pdf files).
    • Tips & resources for curriculum mapping.
  • Template (Word document) and video tutorial for assessment reports, and a univeersity-level summary of assessment results (pdf file). Reports from individual units are restricted to DePaul faculty & staff.
  • Links to other assessment resources. DePaul's Teaching Commons has additional information about rubrics.
  • Overview of student affairs assessment at DePaul..

DePauw University (Indiana)

  • Guidelines for departmental review include outcomes assessment requirements.
  • The Office of Institutional Research reports NSSE & FSSE results (Excel & pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Diablo Valley College (California)
  • Overview for faculty about SLOs (student learning outcomes) assessment at DVC.
  • FAQ about DVC's assessment & reporting process.
  • WEBSLOS
    • Searchable database of:
      • Course and program SLOs (The alignment matrices [curriculum maps] also show each program's overall learning outcomes.)
      • Assessment status reports.
      • Assessment schedule & calendar (when various courses are assessed).
      • The course and program assessment history PDFs are restricted to DVC faculty & staff. 
      • The alignment matrices (curriculum maps) show each program's overall learning outcomes.
      • SLO database: Online form for submitting course- & program-level SLOs and assessment results (please do not enter anything into these forms!)
        • The left-hand menu on the main page also has links to this form.
  • Another link to the searchable database of course and program-level SLOs.
  • The left-hand menu has links to the online submission form and restricted links to forms for the history PDFs.
Doña Ana Community College (New Mexico)
  • Toolbox:
    • Assessment Primer (handbook, pdf file).
    • Reporting templates for assessment plans & results, and rubric for evaluating assessment plans (Word documents).
    • Brief language of assessment glossary (Word document).
    • Rubrics for assessing general education outcomes (Word documents).
    • Worksheet for writing assessment goals and guidelines for creating writing assignments and student assessment of assignments (Word documents).
  • Assessment plans and reports from individual academic programs (Word documents, pdf files).
  • General education assessment plan and reports and some course-based common core reports to the New Mexico Department of Higher Education (Word & rtf documents, pdf files).
  • Assessment newsletter (pdf files).
  • Presentations on program assessment from (some) DACC assessment teas (Powerpoint files).
  • Information about the assessment committee.
Duke University: Office of Institutional Research (North Carolina)
  • Information about university committees on academic and educational & administrative support. (The memo from the provost and vice provost is a pdf file.)
    • Presentations from the Committee on Educational & Administrative Support (CAEAS) include (pdf files)
      • training about assessment for educational & administrative support units,
      • a calendar, and
      • the committee's rubric for evaluating assessment plans & reports.
  • Guidelines (pdf file) & FAQs for WEAVEonline. Access to WEAVEonline is restricted to Duke faculty & staff.
  • Information about and links to online surveys of students, parents, & alumni. (Please do not enter anything into these forms.)
  • Most of the information on the Office of Assessment, Trinity College site deals with student evaluation of courses & faculty. Reports accessible to the public are pdf files. 
    • The site also includes information about external sources of assessment-related grants & funding, and links to other assessment resources.
    • The FAQ on the policies and procedures page includes some information about assessment methods other than course evaluation.

East Carolina University: Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research (North Carolina)

  • Assessment at ECU
    • Overview of the assessment process.
  • For academic units
    • Annual assessment cycle.
    • Overview of assessment reporting process (pdf documents).
    • Reference guides (template) for assessment reporting and to TracDat reports (pdf files).
    • Global awareness outcomes (pdf file) and reporting template for leadership outcomes (Word document).
  • Assessment cycle and (pdf files) process overview for academic & student support units.
  • Assessment resources
    • The overall institutional effectiveness & assessment process (pdf file).
    • Assessment guidebooks (handbooks) for educational and support units (Word documents).
    • From the assessment review committee
      • Training presentation (Powerpoint file).
      • Annual report template (Powerpoint file).
      • Review rubrics for annual reports (Word documents).
    • Sample assessment plans from ECU academic programs (pdf files).
    • Recommended readings and links to other resources.
    • Information about TracDat & iWebfolio (Word document, pdf file).
  • Information about & from assessment committees (minutes are pdf files).
  • Results from surveys of students & faculty, including NSSE/FSSE (results are pdf files).
  • Information from ECU's assessment day presentations (mostly Powerpoint files).
  • About periodic academic program review (pdf files).
East Central University: Center for Assessment and Institutional Research (Oklahoma)
  • ECU's assessment policy.
  • Faculty guide (FAQ & assessment principles, pdf file).
  • The annual assessment reports include general education outcomes & CAAP results, and summaries of individual degree programs' assessment methods, results, & impacts (pdf files).
  • The institutional research page has results from surveys of graduating students & alumni (pdf files).
East Georgia State College: Office of Institutional Research and Planning
  • Assessment resources
    • General education learning competencies & outcomes (pdf file).
    • Course level template for reporting assessment of general education outcomes (Word documents).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Surveys includes results from CCSSE and other student surveys (pdf files.)
  • SACSCOC accreditation includes EGSC's quality enhancement plan (QEP, pdf file) and critical thinking rubric (Word document).
Eastern University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Assessment (Pennsylvania)
  • University assessment plan (pdf file) and calendar.
  • University-wide (general education) learning goals (pdf file).
  • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
  • Reporting templates for assessment plans, reports, & curriculum maps (pdf & Excel files, Word document).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Eastern Connecticut State University: University Assessment Committee

  • Overview of assessment and FAQ.
  • Assessment plan (Word document).
  • Assessment methods used by ECSU academic departments.
  • Publications
  • On-campus and regional assessment-related events.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Eastern Illinois University

  • University assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Information from & about the assessment committee (CASL; minutes and full reports are Word documents, executive summaries are pdf files).
  • Process for assessment in the major:
    • Individual departments' assessment plans and reports, and summary form for submitting plans/reports (mostly Word documents).
    • Undergraduate and graduate assessment reports summarize assessment activities (recent reports ate Word documents; older ones are pdf files).
  • Assessment requirements for graduate degree programs (pdf file).
  • On-line assessment newsletter (pdf files).
  • General education goals and information about EIU's electronic writing portfolio, speaking across the curriculum program, and use of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal. (The goals are listed near the top of the EIU assessment home page. Some of the information about specific projects is in pdf files; some is in Word or rtf documents.)
  • Alumni survey results (Word documents).
  • Information about the Provost's Award for academic departments' achievement in academic assessment (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Eastern Kentucky University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

  • Note: Documents are pdf files unless otherwise indicated.
  • Assessment of student learning
    • Snapshotrequired components, and (html page) minimum requirements of the degree program assessment process.
      • The degree program assessment page also has instructions for using TracDat. TracDat access is restricted to EKU faculty & staff.
    • Guidelines and rubrics for general education assessment (mostly Word documents).
    • Information about assessment components of  EKU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) was not available when last checked.
  • University level assessmentNSSE & CAAP results and information about how EKU uses them.
  • Information from the University Assessment Committee.
  • Exemplars from EKU colleges and academic programs.
  • More information about using TracDat.
  • Overview of periodic academic program review (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
  • Assurance of Learning Day resources include:presentations on developing an assessment plan (mostly pdf files).
  • Resources include some guidelines & tips for developing assessment processes.
  • The Institutional Research page includes results from surveys of students, alumni, & faculty (pdf files), and links to currently active online surveys (please do not enter data into these forms).

Eastern New Mexico University

  • Information for students, parents, and community (pdf files)
    • The strategic plans include information about assessment at ENMU.
    • Assessment methods & results from general education core courses.
    • Results from student surveys and standardized assessments, including NSSEMAPP, & ICAT (critical thinking).
  • Information for faculty and staff is restricted to ENMU employees. (Note: non-ENMU viewers may occasionally find this section of the site available, but usually it is not.)

Eastern Oregon University

  • University learning outcome report.
  • Academic program assessment: Individual programs' assessment plans & results (pdf files, internal links are to Word documents).
  • General education outcomes, assessment plans, & reports (pdf files, Word documents). Guidelines for general education curriculum (GEC) analysis & data use (pdf file).
  • Degree program assessment reporting template (Word document).
  • Curriculum map of program and general education learning outcomes (pdf file).
  • TracDat user guide. TracDat access is restricted to EOU faculty & staff.
 Edmonds Community College (Washington)
  • Entry to exit assessment, including:
    • Information about ECC assessment processes.
    • College-wide abilities (general education outcomes).
    • Individual programs' learning outcomes (which include include general education outcomes).
    • Learning objectives for individual courses.
  • Assessment support
    • Institutional performance reports include some CCSSE results (pdf files).
    • SIMPLE plans (department-level Strategic Informed Measurable Process Leading to Effectiveness) include information about assessment; see find out more (pdf file). Individual departments' plans are not available online.
 El Camino College (California)
  • Overview of ECC's assessment process (pdf files), and assessment information for students.
  • History of assessment at ECC, including Powerpoint files from on-campus workshops as well as some pdf files & Word documents.
  • FAQ and assessment principles.
  • Institutional and general education outcomes and (pdf files) assessment reports.
  • Academic programs' learning outcomes, curriculum matrices, & assessment reports (pdf files).
  • Coordinators' reports include assessment impacts (pdf files).
  • Assessment committee agendas, minutes, & evaluation rubric (recent agendas & minutes are pdf files, older ones are Word documents).
  • Newsletter (pdf files).
  • Video presentation and calendar of training activities.
  • Resources include
    • ECC outcomes assessment handbook (Word document).
    • FAQs & glossary.
    • TracDat training materials (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • SAO (service area outcomes): Student affairs & academic support unit assessment plans and (pdf files) a reporting template & example.
    • Some reports include assessment results & impacts.
Elgin Community College: Office of Compliance, Curriculum and Assessment (Illinois)
  • About assessment at ECC.
  • General education outcomes.
  • The assessECC portal is restricted to ECC faculty & staff.
Elizabeth City State University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, & Assessment (North Carolina)
  • The resource manual includes assessment policies and methods (pdf file).
  • Assessments include results from NSSE and other student surveys (pdf files).
  • Links to online surveys (restricted to ECSU students, faculty, & staff).
  • Information about the TaskStream assessment management system.
  • ECSU's College Portrait.
Elon University: Institutional Research Office (North Carolina)
  • Assessment
    • Overview of institution-wide assessment activities. The examples are results from surveys of students & alumni (pdf file). 
    • Brief overview of department-level assessment.
  • Reports & surveys include NSSE results.
  • General studies (general education) learning goals and outcomes.
Emory University: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (Georgia)
  • Overview of assessment at Emory.
  • The context of assessment: FAQ about assessment.
  • Assessment tools: Links to assessment resources elsewhere (pdf files).
  • Assessment timelines and (pdf files) reporting templates for academic and administrative & support units.
    • Best practices for academic outcomes assessment: Overview of key steps.
    • Sample reports and evaluation rubric (pdf files).
    • Reporting guide for administrative & support units (pdf file).
  • Information from & about Emory's assessment committees. (Mostly html pages, some  pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Survey reports were not available when last checked.
  • Information about Campus Life (student affairs) assessment.

Erie Community College (New York)

  • For each program, see the program competencies expected upon graduation.

Estrella Mountain Community College: Student Academic Achievement Committee (Arizona)

  • General education abilities (outcomes): Details about each outcome. Some include rubrics; some include results summaries (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Information about and from EMCC's comprehensive assessment tracking system (CATS; a blog format).
  • Assessment Happens newsletters and information about & from annual assessment awareness weeks (pdf, Powerpoint, & video files).
  • Resources
    • Student academic achievement plan: Overview of assessment at EMCC (Word document).
    • College-wide annual reports (pdf files, Word documents). 
    • Assessment committee (SAAC) minutes (Word documents).
    • Information about assessment in action events at EMCC.

Fairleigh Dickinson University: Provosts' Learning Outcomes Assessment Advisory Committee (New Jersey)
  • About PLOAAC.
  • University-wide (general education) outcomes (assessment goals) and information about how program (etc.) outcomes are related to the university-wide goals.
    • Overview and resources for assessment of information literacy.
  • Glossary.
  • Assessment planning template and tips.
  • Information about on-& off-campus training (professional development) opportunities.
  • Library resources, & links to other resources (this site).
Fashion Institute of Technology: Center for Excellence in Teaching (State University of New York)
  • Video presentation: Pathways to Assessment While Keeping "Soul" in the Arts.
  • FIT examples of assessment rubrics for visual arts assignments & courses (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Fayetteville State University (North Carolina)
  • College of Arts & Sciences
    • Information brochure: overview of the assessment process (pdf file) 
    • FAQ, brief overview of SLOs, steps for program assessment, and instructions for department chairs & assessment coordinators.
    • Handbook (pdf file).
    • Assessment form layout (pdf file) and blank forms (pdf and Word documents) for individual academic programs.
    • Tutorials (pdf files) and video guides for the TaskStream data management system (TaskStream access is restricted to FSU faculty & staff).
    • Powerpoint presentations and webinar.
  • School of Education
    • Operational and assessment plans (pdf files).
    • TaskStream assistance  (TaskStream access is restricted to FSU students, faculty & staff).
    • Student, alumni, & employer survey instruments & results (pdf files).
  • The University Testing Service site has results from university-wide student surveys and from CLA & CBASE general education instruments (pdf files).
Fayetteville Technical Community College: Office of Human Resources/Workforce Development and Institutional Effectiveness (North Carolina)
  • Assessment overview and timeline (pdf files).
  • Tips & guidelines for how to build an assessment plan (pdf files).
  • FAQ and information for department supervisors (pdf files).
  • General education core curriculum and core competencies (pdf files).
  • Instructions for WEAVEonline (pdf files; WEAVE access is restricted to FTCC faculty & staff).

Ferris State University (Michigan)

  • Assessment plan.
    • Current & previous plans (pdf files).
    • Definitions, tips, & an overview of FSU assessment activities.
  • General education assessment 
    • University-wide learning outcomes (pdf file) & general education outcomes areas, and assessment plan.
    • Academic Profile/Proficiency Profile & NSSE results (pdf files) and notes on other general education assessments at FSU.
  • Results from FSU's college and beyond survey of graduating students (pdf files).
  • Assessment progress  reporting guide and reports from individual academic programs (pdf files).
  • Support
    • FSU programs to support & assist assessment activities, including mini-grants (html pages, pdf files).
    • Guidelines for writing learning outcomes (pdf file).
    • Glossary.
    • Information about using TracDat (pdf files; TracDat access is restricted to FSU faculty & staff).
    • Also see areas of faculty expertise.
  • Strategies and resources for developing and implementing outcomes assessment processes (html pages, pdf files).
  • Strategies for academic program assessment and information about periodic academic program review.
  • Information about & from FSU's assessment committees (minutes are pdf files).
  • Best practices from FSU courses and programs (pdf files).
  • Ferris presents: Material from on-campus workshops and faculty reports from assessment conferences (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Student Affairs' assessment process and (pdf files) summary reports, newsletter, and survey data.
 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: Office of University Assessment
  • Overview of assessment at FAMU.
  • About us includes FAMU's assessment philosophy.
  • The FAMOUS assessment process
    • FAQ about assessment & academic learning compacts.
    • About the FAMOUS process: Steps (Word document) & flowchart (Powerpoint file).
    • Calendar (pdf files).
    • Assessment planning forms & examples. for academic, administrative, & support units (Word documents; the instructions include a Powerpoint file with FAMU's assessment cycle).
  • Annual assessment reports are restricted to FAMU faculty & staff.
  • Individual degree programs' academic learning compacts (ALCs) include learning outcomes and assessment methods (Word documents).
  • Assessment communication:
    • Reports on assessment activities & status (institutional reports are Word documents & Excel files; ALC status reports are pdf files; annual reports are restricted to FAMU faculty & staff).
    • Newsletter (mostly pdf files).
    • Policies & procedures for assessment activities (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Minutes from institution-wide and general-education assessment committees (Word documents; the policies and guidelines are a pdf file).
  • Commonly administered assessments include Proficiency Profile and support-services survey data (pdf files).
  • Assessment tools include:
    • Templates, examples, and documentation for reporting assessment plans and results (Word documents & Powerpoint presentations).
    • Inventory of assessment methods in use at FAMU (Excel files & Word documents), and login for online graduating-seniors survey.
      • Includes access (for FAMU students) to online surveys, Word documents with other surveys, and (pdf files) NSSE results.
    • Presentations from on-campus workshops (Powerpoint & pdf files).
    • Guidelines & forms for periodic program review and discipline-specific accreditation (pdf & Excel files).
    • FAMU's strategic plan and related information (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • The web-based assessment system is restricted to FAMU faculty & staff.

Florida Atlantic University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis

  • Overview and (pdf file) assessment plan.
  • Student learning outcomes assessment: Individual academic programs' academic learning compacts include content-based and general education student learning goals (pdf files).
  • The Assessment Database is restricted to FSU faculty and staff.
  • Assessment resources has extensive links to other assessment resources.
  • FAQ.
  • General education outcomes.
  • Links to resources about rubrics.
  • Results from surveys of students & alumni, including NSSE results (html pages, pdf & Powerpoint files).
Florida Gulf Coast University: Office of Planning and Institutional Performance
  • Diagram (integrated view) of FGCU assessment process.
  • Summary of Florida State University system academic learning compact (ALC) process (pdf file).
  • Learning outcomes for individual academic programs (a large pdf file).
  • Academic units' assessment plans (pdf files).
  • Administrative units' assessment plans (mht files will open in Internet Explorer but may not open in other browsers).
  • External assessments: Reports from institution-wide surveys, including NSSE results (pdfExcelPowerpoint files).
  • Survey page: Tips for designing and using surveys.
  • Resources:
    • Reporting timelines (pdf files).
    • Materials from on-campus presentations (Powerpoint files).
    • About the annual report process.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
Florida International University: Office of Academic Planning and Accountability
  • FIU's assessment policies and (Word documents) cycle.
  • Academic assessment: Overviews and (Word documents) reporting templates for university-wide, core curriculum, and program-specific student learning outcomes.
    • See academic learning compacts in the main menu for individual programs' learning outcomes. (The regulations are a Word document. Most programs' ALC direct measures and curriculum maps are Excel files; a few are Word documents.)
  • Administrative assessment: Reporting templates & instructions for administrative units and centers & institutes (Word documents).
  • The handbook is available in pdf and html formats.
    • Tips and guidelines on how to plan & implement assessment, with links to appropriate handbook chapters.
  • FAQ.
  • Resources
    • Assessment newsletters (pdf files).
    • Glossary, in pdf and html formats.
    • Information about & from assessment training events (Word documents).
    • A book list (Excel file) and annotated bibliography (Word document) from APA's assessment library.
    • Links to other assessment resources, and resources for rubrics and curriculum maps.
  • Information about the assessment committee (Word documents).
  • Instructions & help for TracDat (TracDat access is restricted to FIU faculty & staff).
  • Information about periodic academic program review (html pages, Word documents).

Florida Institute of Technology: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation

  • Assessment
    • Glossary.
    • Information about & from assessment committees. The academic program assessment committee's page includes guidelines, tips, & examples (mostly pdf files).
    • Information about using WEAVEonline. WEAVE access is restricted to Florida Tech faculty & staff.
  • Resources related to SACS accreditation.
Foothill College (California)
  • History of outcomes assessment at Foothill.
  • Institutional (general education) learning outcomes and (pdf files) associated rubrics.
  • Guidelines for developing course- & program-level learning outcomes & assessment processes.
  • Public database of academic, service, & administrative units' outcomes.
  • Assessment calendar & planning information (pdf files).
  • Toolbox
    • TracDat user guides (pdf files). TracDat access is restricted to Foothill faculty & staff.
    • Sample reports (WinZipped archive of pdf files).
    • Links to other resources (mostly pdf files).
  • Reports & examples from course- & program-level, general education, administrative, & service area assessment (pdf files; some open in Internet Explorer but may not open in other browsers. Administrative-unit summaries are in a WinZipped archive.)
Fresno City College (California)
Frostburg State University: Office of Planning, Assessment & Institutional Research (Maryland)
  • Assessment of student learning
    • History of assessment planning at FSU (the strategic plan and Middle States resources are pdf files).
    • Student learning assessment (SLA) plan (pdf file).
    • General education outcomes, (pdf files) guidelines, and (Word documents) associated rubrics.
    • Assessment committees
      • Student learning assessment advisory group (SLAAG).
      • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) assessment council 
        • Assessment reporting templates (Word documents) & checklist (pdf file).
    • NSSE results (pdf files) and information about FSU's use of the CLA.
    • Information about the VSA, and FSU's College Portrait.
    • Information & resources
      • Institutional learning goals (pdf file).
      • Guides for developing learning goals and assessment plans (pdf files; the template and update form are Word documents).
      • Links to other assessment resources (html pages, pdf files).
  • The institutional assessment page has additional resource links.

Gallaudet University: Office of Academic Quality (Washington, DC)

  • Overview and (pdf file) policy on assessment at Gallaudet.
  • Instructions and examples: Guidelines & example for an assessment plan.
  • Guidelines for using WEAVEonline (pdf files; WEAVE access is restricted to Gallaudet faculty & staff).
    • Evaluation rubric for program reports (Word document).
  • Syllabus template and examples (Word document, pdf files).
    • Sample rubrics (pdf files) and links to resources about rubrics.
  • Individual academic programs' student learning outcomes (Excel file).
  • Gallaudet's senior assessment and senior literacy assessment
    • Senior assessment
      • Institutional (general education) outcomes.
      • Plan & timeline for senior assessments.
      • Related documents (Word documents, pdf file).
    • Literacy assessment
      • Annual reports (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
      • Associated rubrics (pdf files).
  • Information about the assessment council.
  • The institutional research site has reports from NSSE/FSSE (pdf, Excel, & Powerpoint files, Word documents) and other surveys (pdf files).
 Gavilan College: Office of Institutional Research (California)
  • Assessment plan, timelineschedule (Word documents) and guidelines (pdf file).
  • Reporting forms, worksheets, & example (mostly Word documents). The reporting site is restricted to GC faculty & staff.
  • The institutional, program, & course outcomes were not available when last checked.
  • Information from & about the assessment committee (minutes & agendas are pdf files; the member list is a Word document).
  • Newsletter (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

George Mason University: Office of Institutional Assessment (Virginia)

  • How to...: Tips & guidelines for planning & implementing outcomes assessment. (Some pages have links to additional resources.)
  • FAQ.
  • General education assessment process.
    • Overview, schedule, and (pdf file) guidelines.
    • General education goals and learning outcomes.
    • Why assessment? includes links to some survey results (pdf files).
    • About general education course portfolio assessment.
    • Assessment methods and results (pdf files).
  • Students as scholars (GMU's Qualiy Enhancement Plan): Overview, rubrics, & reports (pdf files).
  • Survey reports & data include results from NSSE and other surveys (pdf files).
  • Survey calendar & (pdf files) instruments, and links (for students) to active surveys.
    • Tips & guidelines for creating & administering effective surveys, with links to other resources.
  • News includes OIA presentations (pdf files).
  • Information about periodic academic program review (pdf & Excel files). The guide indicates how learning outcomes assessment is included in program reviews. 
  • Information about on-campus workshops.
  • Access to MATS (GMU's online assessment tracking system) is restricted to GMU faculty & staff.
  • Resources (pdf files, Word documents) include:
    • The How to... guide.
    • Glossary. 
    • Suggested readings and links to other resources.
Georgia College & State University
  • Login to GC's online assessment reporting system (restricted to GC faculty & staff).
  • Institutional effectiveness policy & flowchart.
  • SMART assessment process flowchart, pdf file of a Powerpoint presentation, and (pdf files) sample reports.
  • Overviews & flowcharts for academic department progress & planning reports and administrative units' planning & assessment reports.
  • Schedule for assessment activities & reports.
  • About GCSU's annual assessment day.
  • Assessment resources include:
    • University & core (general education) learning goals & outcomes (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Core resources: Core (general education) assessment plans & rubrics (pdf files; the 2012 assessment plan is a Word document).
  • The Office of Institutional Research survey reports include CLA and NSSE results (pdfExcel files).

Georgia Institute of Technology: Office of Assessment

  • FAQ.
  • Access to online assessment reporting (OATS) and data-retrieval (ADORS) systems (restricted to Georgia Tech faculty & staff).
  • Documents (mostly pdf files)
    • Downloads of information about OATS.
    • Guidelines for and examples of academic programs' assessment plans and OATS reports.
    • Reports on assessment of general education goals.
    • Survey reports are restricted to Georgia Tech faculty & staff.
    • Workshops and presentations about assessment.
  • Resources include guidelines for writing outcomes.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Current assessment news includes recent survey results (html pages, pdf files).
  • Information about NSSE and (pdf file) an invitation for student participation.

Georgia Perimeter College: Center for Teaching and Learning

  • GPC assessment principles, plan, & flowchart.
  • General education outcomes and curriculum maps.
  • Summary of academic disciplines' assessment methods.
  • Guidelines and summaries for academic program review.
  • Information about the assessment committee.
Georgia Southern University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Assessment
    • Academic assessment: 
      • Guidelines and materials from training workshops & retreats (pdf & video files).
      • Mission statement template (Word document).
    • Administrative assessment
      • Training Powerpoint.
      • Assessment plan template (Word document), example, & rubric (pdf files).
  • General education outcomes and overview of general education assessment (pdf files).
  • Conference presentations (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).

Georgia State University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

  • Academic assessment & review: Brief overview of learning outcomes assessment at GSU.
    • Resources: Guidelines for planning & implementing assessment processes (pdf files, Word document).
  • Overview & process for periodic academic program review.
  • Periodic administrative and support unit review (ASUR)
    • About ASUR: overview, process, and (pdf file) roles & responsibilities.
    • Completed reviews (Word documents, pdf & Excel files). Note: Information for senior executives and the ASUR committee says that these documents are password protected. They were not, when last checked.
    • Self-study templates (pdf files).
    • Information for administrative units includes an overview of the process and tips & guidelines (pdf files).
  • Institutional research: Surveys
    • Resources for in-house surveys.
    • Reports from surveys of students & alumni, including NSSE results (Word documents, pdf & Excel files).
  • Access to WEAVEonline is restricted to GSU faculty & staff.
Georgetown University: Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (Washington, D.C.)
  • FAQ.
  • Guidelines & tips for course- and program-level assessment (also listed as what do faculty need to know? and what do departments need to know?)
  • Information about assessment mini-grants (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources. 

Gettysburg College: Office of Institutional Analysis (Pennsylvania)

  • Assessment-related organization chart (pdf file).
  • General education goals and information about Gettysburg's general education program, and detailed curricular and co-curricular learning outcomes (pdf files) for each goal.
  • Responsibilities, plans, accomplishments of COLA (Committee on Learning Assessment) and CLAG (Co-curricular Learning Assessment Group).
    • Both pages include Gettysburg's assessment handbook and links to assessment information from Middle States (pdf files).
    • The COLA page includes Gettysburg's general education learning goals.
    • The CLAG page includes the plan for co-curricular learning assessment (pdf files).
  • Schedule of major surveys used at Gettysburg (pdf file). The reports of findings are restricted to Gettysburg faculty & staff.
  • Additional studies conducted by the IA office (pdf file).
  • Most faculty resources are pdf files. Survey results and program-level resources are restricted to Gettysburg faculty & staff.
    • The page also includes links to other assessment resources.
  • Resources for co-curricular programs include learning goals (outcomes), assessment guidelines (pdf files), reporting templates (Word documents), and links to other asssessment resources. Assessment summaries are restricted to Gettysburg faculty & staff.
  • College surveys: Results are restricted to Gettysburg faculty & staff.
  • Assessment newsletters.
Glendale Community College (California)
  • Introduction to assessment at GCC.
  • Program assessment
    • FAQ and potential assessment methods.
    • Online form for assessment reports. (Not password-protected; please do not enter information on these forms.)
    • Information about periodic academic program review.
  • Course level assessment
    • FAQ and resources for assessment planning.
    • Reporting forms and instructions. The Sharepoint data-entry site is restricted to GCC faculty & staff.
  • Information about the assessment committee.
Golden West College: Institutional Effectiveness Committee (California)
  • Assessment philosophy and (Word document) plan.
  • Institutional student learning outcomes and assessment schedule.
  • Program SLOs and assessment schedules (pdf files).
    • General education and basic skills.
    • Degree and certificate programs.
  • Information about the committee.
  • Assessment reporting forms & instructions for courses, academic programs, & student services programs (Word documents).
  • Tutorials (videos and pdf files).
  • Glossary.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Note: The rubrics for evaluating assessment implementation and institutional effectiveness in the appendices to the performance indicators (Word) document were not available when last checked.
Gonzaga University: Office of Outcomes Assessment (Washington)
  • Note: All are Word documents unless otherwise specified.
  • The interim report (pdf file), assessment analysis, assessment newsletter, and the Texas A&M article and final powerpoint (Powerpoint file) describe assessment developments at Gonzaga.
  • Rubrics for students' written papers & reports.
  • Guidelines for primary trait analysis (assessment-based grading process).
  • Forms for academic departments' assessment reports and assessment committee evaluation.
  • Information about assessment mini-grants.
  • Results from Gonzaga's alumni surveys.
Grand Canyon University: Office of Assessment (Arizona)
  • About the Office of Assessment, the assessment committee, and student learning assessment methods used at GCU.
  • Surveys used at GCU.
  • Glossary.
  • Links to other resources.
Grand Valley State University: Office of Assessment and Accreditation (Michigan)
  • Guiding principles of assessment at GVSU (pdf file).
  • Assessment definitions and issues.
  • Assessment cycles and examples of assessment at GVSU (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
  • Types of assessment at GVSU: Information about CLA general education and SAILS information literacy assessments.
    • Also see CLA & SAILS reports (pdf files).
  • Assessment tools: About surveys, rubrics, & focus groups (html & pdf files, Word documents; Portfolios is a Word document with one department's learning outcomes).
  • Assessment presentations by GVSU faculty & staff (Powerpoint files) and information (pdf file) about an on-campus assessment conference.
  • Resources: Materials from the on-campus conference (mostly pdf files).
  • Access to WEAVEonline (restricted to GVSU faculty & staff).

Hagerstown Community College (Maryland)

  • Overview of assessment.
  • Glossary (pdf file).
  • General education outcomes (pdf file).
  • Reporting templates & guides for course- and program-level assessment and a sample report matrix (Word documents, pdf file).
  • Assessment results (pdf files) include:
    • Examples of course- and program-level assessment.
    • Results from standardized general education tests (CAAP & MAPP).
    • Results from standardized discipline-specific tests.
  • The online newsletter includes assessment-related information (pdf files).

Hamline University (Minnesota)

  • Assessment plan & standards (pdf file).
  • Outcomes:
    • University-wide (general education outcomes and (Excel file) alignment matrix of program- and university-level outcomes.
    • Program-level reporting template & examples (pdf files).
  • Resources include:
    • Hamline's assessment framework & flowchart (pdf files).
    • Tutorials, assessment methods & models, & closing the loop resources:
      • Assessment plan template and materials from on-campus workshops (mostly pdf files).
      • Guidelines for Blackboard's assessment management tools.
      • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about: 
    • The assessment committee and other campus assessment resources.
    • Upcoming on-campus workshops & events.
  • The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment reports NSSE results. Other survey results are restricted to Hamline faculty, staff, & students.

Harford Community College: Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (Maryland)
  • Overview of assessment.
  • Institutional effectiveness
    • IE assessment process (pdf file).
    • The outcomes assessment report includes HCC's general education outcomes and summaries of some program-level assessment processes & results (pdf file).
    • CCSSE and other survey reports are restricted to HCC faculty & staff.
  • Information from & about the assessment committee.
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Hartwick College (New York)

  • Overview of assessment at Hartwick.
  • Glossary.
  • The FAQ includes general education learning outcomes.
  • Steps in the assessment process includes a link to (pdf file) Hartwick's college-wide assessment plan.
  • Information about Hartwick's assessment committees.
  • Pages with links to other resources (html pages, pdf files, Word documents) include: 
    • Tools.
    • Resources.
Haverford College: Institutional Effectiveness Committee (Pennsylvania)
  • About assessment at Haverford, and about the IE Committee (html pages, pdf files).
  • Student learning assessment
    • Overview, and video of recent assessment experiences.
    • Tips for getting started with assessment.
    • Campus resources
      • College-wide (general education) goals & aspirations.
      • Individual academic departments' learning goals (pdf files).
        • Guidelines for developing & implementing department-level learning assessment processes (pdf files).
        • Assessment primer presentation (pdf file).
        • Links to other assessment resources.
    • Results from alumni surveys (pdf files) and some departments' information about their alumni.
  • Institutional effectiveness includes information about program assessment (periodic program review).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Heartland Community College (Illinois)

  • Overview of assessment.
  • General education learning outcomes.
  • Information for faculty: How HCC uses Blackboard to manage assessment information.
  • About HCC's Cornerstone outcomes-alignment project.
  • Information for students about assessment testing.
  • Information about the assessment committee.
Hendrix College (Arkansas)
  • Individual academic departments' assessment plans & reports (pdf files).
  • Annual assessment reporting form (pdf file).
  • NSSE results (pdf files).
Highland Community College (Kansas)
  • Assessment plan and faculty responsibility for assessment.
  • General education outcomes.
    • About CAAP, and (pdf files) trends on CAAP subtests.
  • Annual reports of courses assessed and instructor review of the assessment process (pdf files).
    • The online instructor review survey is restricted to HCC faculty & staff.
  • Still to come: Courses being assessed.
  • Links to other resources.
Highline Community College: Standards, Outcomes, & Competencies Committee (Washington)
  • Tips on developing & implementing outcomes assessment processes for academic programs.
  • The examples and the department reporting form are Word documents. The sample report is a pdf file.
  • Information about & for the SOCC committee. 
    • Annual assessment calendar (schedule).
    • Review & feedback process for department reports (the review form is a Word document).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Student services assessment
    • Process and development timeline.
    • Training & resources include (pdf files):
      • A workbook with assessment tips, glossary, & bibliography.
      • Worksheets & reporting templates.
      • Presentations.
    • Individual department and annual summary reports (pdf files).
 Hocking College: Office of Assessment of Student Academic Achievement (Ohio)
  • Hocking's assessment plan (see the accreditation report chapter, pdf file).
    • The Ohio Board of Regents' student success plan information was not available when last checked.
    • Hocking's success plan diagram and narrative were not available when last checked.
  • Success skills: General education goals & outcomes.
  • Resources (pdf files)
    • Glossary.
    • Rubrics associated with general education outcomes.
    • Hocking's assessment process and measures.
  • Program portfolios have individual academic programs' assessment plans, results, and changes in response to assessment results (pdf files).
  • The institutional research site includes CCSSE results (pdf file).
Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Educational Development Centre
  • FAQ.
  • Overview of outcomes-based education (OBE) in PolyU.
  • EDC training activities and support for OBE, and news about OBE projects at PolyU.
    • Some reports are available as pdf files.
    • Academic programs' learning assessment plans are restricted to PolyU faculty & staff.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Houghton College: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (New York)
  • Assessment
    • Policies & guidelines on assessment and program self-studies (pdf files).
    • Institutional (general education) and some academic programs' learning outcomes (pdf files).
    • Benchmark (college-wide) assessment: Results from standardized tests & surveys, including NSSECLA, & Proficiency Profile summaries (most are pdf files; some are still to come).
    • Resources: Tips, guidelines, & reporting templates (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Assessment committee minutes (pdf files).
  • Resources include links to other assessment resources.
Howard University: Office of Institutional Assessment & Evaluation (Washington, D.C.)
  • About OIAE: Overview of assessment at Howard.
  • Annual assessment calendar.
  • Reports include overviews of assessment results (assessment dashboards), and results from surveys and special projects (pdf files; recent reports are on the main page's right-hand menu).
  • Online newsletters (pdf files): OIAE newsletter & reports, and Opinions Matter (survey results).
  • Links to other assessment resources (when last checked, most were pdf files).
Humboldt State University (California)
  • Core competencies & associated (general education) learning outcomes.
  • Assessment activities: Assessment process for core competencies in academic programs, including some rubrics & reporting forms (pdf files) 
  • Information about academic program review 
    • PREP (Compliance Assist) manual (pdf file; Compliance Assist access is restricted to HSU faculty & staff).
    • Program review documents are restricted to HSU faculty & staff.
  • Information about student achievement includes CLA+ & NSSE reports and reports from other surveys of students & Alumni (pdf files).
  • Administrative & support units assessment process overview, with a handbook (pdf file) and guidelines, reporting template, evaluation rubric, & summary report (Word documents).

Idaho State University: Office of Institutional Research

  • Assessment handbooks (pdf files) for program and course assessment, adapted from the University of Massachussetts Amherst handbooks. Appendix 5-B in the program assessment handbook has information about ISU's annual reporting process.
  • Assessment bibliography and links to other assessment resources.
Illinois College: Assessment Committee
  • The assessment handbook includes policies, guidelines, and reporting forms for academic programs and administrative & support units. Chapters are available as html pages; the whole handbook is available as a pdf file.

Illinois State University: University Assessment Services

  • Most links in the assessment plan tutorial are to pdf files. The assessment plan worksheet is a Word document.
  • Program assessment: Individual academic programs' student learning objectives and (in many cases) assessment methods (pdf files).
    • Assessment advisory council (AAC) process for review of assessment plans (PRAAP):
      • Review processflow chart, and evaluation rubric (pdf files).
      • Form for annual updates (Word document).
      • Online survey for PRAAP feedback (please do not enter anything into this form)
    • Assessment academy team rubric and feedback form for assessment plans (pdf files).
    • General education 
      • FAQ about general education assessment at ISU.
      • General education goals and (pdf file) outcomes. 
      • Assessment process and (pdf files) rubrics for the primary goals.
      • Policies and (pdf file) assessment manual.
      • Information for assessment reviewers (pdf file).
  • Surveys includes information about student surveys at ISU, including NSSE/FSSE results. Reports are pdf files.
  • Professional development
    • Workshop presentations by UAS staff (Powerpoint files).
    • List of upcoming national & regional assessment-related conferences & workshops.
  • About UAS
    • About the assessment advisory council.
    • Progressive Measures newsletter (pdf files).
    • About the assessment initiative award (guidelines and newsletter articles are pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Indiana State University

  • About assessment at ISU
    • Conceptual framework (pdf file).
    • Information from & about the assessment council and leadership team (minutes are pdf files).
  • Timelines for academic assessment and administration of standardized-instruments. The Office of Institutional Research page has NSSE and other survey reports (pdf files).
  • FAQ.
  • Resources
    • Academic program assessment plan template and evaluative rubric (Word documents).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about ISU's participation in HLC's Academy for the Assessment of Student Learning (pdf files).
  • Access to TaskStream is restricted to ISU faculty & staff.
  • Student Affairs Office of Research & Assessment
    • About student affairs assessment at ISU.
    • Assessment plan (pdf file).
    • Current assessment projects and (pdf files) reports of division- and unit-level assessment activities.
    • Online form for student reports of learning outcomes associated with Student Affairs activities. (Please do not enter anything in this form.)
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Indiana University Kokomo: Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • University assessment policy
  • Assessment council minutes (pdf files).
  • Assessment terms.
  • Reporting forms (pdf files) and review forms (Word documents) for academic & co-curricular programs' assessment plans, reports, & a template (Excel file) for curriculum maps.
  • Assessment results from some academic and administrative units and some campus-wide assessment reports including NSSE results. (The unit and campus-wide plans and full reports are pdf files & Word documents.)
  • Activities: Campus-level reports (pdf files) and assessment calendar.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne: Office of Assessment

  • The Senate documents include IPFW's university-wide assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Academic program assessment plans are not available online.
  • Goals/objectives (learning outcomes) for academic programs including general education and for student services programs (pdf files, html pages).
  • Institutional studies: Results from CAAP and from surveys of students and faculty, including NSSE (pdf files).
  • Academic program assessment handbook (pdf files).
  • Information about assessment grants and awards (pdf files).
  • Information from from & about the assessment council (minutes are pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: Planning and Institutional Improvement  

  • The display at the top of the page is based on NILOA's Transparency Framework. Click each "tile" for further menus.
    • Student learning outcomes
      • Principles of learning: University-wide (general education) outcomes for undergraduate and graduate/professional programs.
      • Student learning outcomes from some individual undergraduate and graduate/professional programs.
    • Assessment plans
      • IUPUI's overall plan for assessment.
      • Schedule for university-wide surveys (pdf file).
    • Current assessment activities
      • Annual assessment reports for the campus and individual schools (pdf files). 
      • Individual units' ten-year summary reports do not include assessment of student learning outcomes (pdf files).
    • Evidence of student learning (pdf files).
      • PUL matrix: Guidelines & example for program-level undergraduate general education (Principles of Undergraduate Learning) curriculum matrix.
      • Student & faculty ratings of students' achievement of PUL outcomes.
      • Overview of the process for helping students achieve PUL outcomes.
    • Use of student learning evidence: Annual institution-wide assessment report (pdf file) and link to IUPUI's annual performance report (institutional portfolio).
    • Links to assessment resources at IUPUI.
  • PRAC (Program Review and Assessment Committee)
    • Minutes, agendas & annual summaries of committee activities (pdf files). 
    • Template (Word document) and guidelines & evaluation rubric (pdf files) for academic & administrative/support unit annual reports.
    • Assessment reports from IUPUI schools (pdf files).
  • IUPUI Program Review guidelines, self-study questions, and examples of self-study reports (pdf files).
  • Assessment grant guidelines and (pdf files) reports.
  • Results from surveys of students, staff, & faculty, including NSSE results (html pages, pdf files).
Indiana University Southeast: Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • About us includes a history of assessment at IUS.
  • Assessment update
    • Summary of the year's assessment-reporting activity.
    • Reporting instructions (pdf files).
    • Guidelines for program assessment coordinators (pdf file).
  • Program assessment
    • An overview of IUS's assessment process.
    • An program report example and reporting instructions (pdf files).
    • A handbook (pdf files).
    • Assessment summaries from individual academic programs.
    • Resources, including information about:
      • Curriculum mapping, with examples from IUS and elsewhere.
      • Assessment mini-grants.
  • Overview of general education assessment, including learning outcomes and (pdf files) the general education assessment cycle and assessment committee reports.
  • Reports and surveys includes results from IUS surveys of students & faculty (institutional assessments, pdf files) and information about NSSE. The IUS NSSE report is a pdf file.

Iowa State University

  • Overview of assessment, and guidelines for assessment at ISU.
  • Individual colleges' assessment reports include learning outcomes, assessment methods, and results (html pages, pdf files, Word documents). The report structure & format varies from college to college. Some are brief overviews, some include program-level details.
  • About course-level continuous improvement planning.

Isothermal Community College: Assessment, Planning and Research Office (North Carolina)

  • Assessment manual and glossary.
  • Assessment timeline (pdf file).
  • Resources:
    • General education competencies and (pdf files) associated rubrics.
    • Planning & reporting templates (Word documents, Excel file), and a pdf version of the assessment manual.
    • Assessment committee minutes (pdf files).

Jackson College (Michigan)

  • Assessment brochure (FAQs & associate degree outcomes [ADOs]; pdf file).
  • General education philosophy and ADOs (Word document).
  • ADO courses and course matrices (Word documents).
  • Course-level rubrics and rubric templates for ADOs (Word documents), and Powerpoint presentaton about creating rubrics.
  • Reporting directions (pdf file) and example (Word document). (The directions link to online reporting forms. Please do not enter anything in these forms.)
  • Information about periodic program review (mostly pdf files).
    • Resources include links to other assessment resources.

Jacksonville State University: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (Alabama)

  • Template for, and example of, an assessment plan for a graduate program (pdf files).
  • Data in the university assessment system are restricted to JSU faculty & staff. The schedule shows when various types of data are available on the system
  • Information about surveys and other assessment instruments used at JSU. The questionnaires and the information about the Proficiency Profile are pdf files.
  • Survey data, including NSSE results (pdf files). Some are restricted to JSU faculty & staff.
  • Informatiion about periodic program review (pdf files). Access to individual units' self studies is restricted to JSU faculty & staff.
  • JSU's VSA College Portrait.
  • Access to the Compliance Assist PRISM system for managing planning & assessment data is restricted to JSU faculty & staff.

James Madison University: Center for Assessment and Research Studies (Virginia)

  • Overviews of JMU's assessment process and assessment day.
  • Brief descriptions of assessment of alumni, academic majors, general education, and Student Affairs activities, and of CARS' program assessment support service (PASS). The general education section links to information about the general-ed program and learning goals and to some general-ed cluster assessment reports (pdf and Powerpoint files).
  • Guidelines for the assessment progress template report (pdf files; the APT website itself is restricted to JMU department heads & program assessment coordinators).
  • Information about:
    • Assessment awards that JMU has received and JMU's internal award for excellence in assessment.
    • CARS's graduate programs and research in asessment, and assessment fellowships for JMU faculty & staff.
    • JMU's assessment advisory council.
  • Alumni survey schedule.
  • Student feedback: Information for students about interpreting their scores on JMU's quantitative and scientific reasoning tests.
  • Links to CARS assessment resources including
    • a searcheable dictionary of assessment terms,
    • assessment and test-development tips, techniques, examples,
    • characteristics of an effective assessment program, and 
    • instructional presentations about assessment, including podcasts and videos.
  • Information about assessment instruments developed at JMU, including general-education tests and a survey of student motivation for & effort in taking assessment tests.

John Carroll University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Ohio)

  • Overview of assessment at JCU.
  • Glossary.
  • Tips & guidelines for developing & implementing assessment processes, with links to associated resources.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Assessment in academic affairs
    • Overview & timelines.
    • Individual academic units' assessment plans & (still to come) reports (pdf files).
    • Information about academic program review.
  • Assessment in student affairs
    • Annual assessment report.
    • Division- and department-level learning goals & outcomes.
    • Information about surveys used at JCU. 
    • Resources include information from on-campus workshops (pdf files & Prezi presentations) and links to other assessment resources.
    • Information about the Student Affairs assessment team, and an online form for submitting information about assessment instruments to the team's database (please do not enter anything in this form).
 John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Office of Outcomes Assessment (New York)
  • Guidelines for assessment, with examples and the assessment committee's evaluation rubric (pdf file).
  • Assessment of student learning (pdf files)
    • General education assessment plan & report.
    • Undergraduate programs' learning goals and selected assessment plans & reports.
    • Selected graduate programs' assessment plans & reports.
  • Some administrative units' assessment plans & reports (pdf files).
  • Institutional assessment plans & reports (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Joliet Junior College: Student Learning Committee (Illinois)
  • Handbook (pdf file).
  • General education learning outcomes & associated rubrics (pdf files) and assessment results (Powerpoint file).
  • Individual academic program/department assessment plans & reports (pdf files).
  • Assessment resources
    • Bibliographies.
    • Glossary.
    • Tips, guidelines, & workshop materials (html pages, pdf files).
    • Reporting templates (Word documents).
  • Assessment newsletter (pdf files).
  • Information about assessment mini-grants (pdf files).
  • Information about & from the committee
    • Video presentation.
    • Older committee minutes are pdf files, recent ones are Word documents.

Kansas City Kansas Community College: Office of Assessment

  • College-wide (general education) learning outcomes.
  • Assessment plan (pdf file) with: 
    • a history of assessment at KCKCC,
    • information about the assessment committee, and
    • an overview of assessment processes at the college, program, & course levels (pdf file).
  • Information about classroom assessment techniques.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about TracDat was not available when last checked.

Kansas State University: Office of Assessment

  • Student learning outcomes
    • Overview of K-State's assessment cycle (pdf file).
    • General education outcomes for undergraduate students and K-State 8 information (html pages, video presentation) for students on K-State's general education program. 
    • Graduate student learning outcomes.
    • Guidelines for writing student learning outcomes and material (pdf files) from on-campus workshops & off-campus presentations.
    • Cover sheet for SLO reports (pdf file).
  • Assessment toolkit: Tips & guidelines for developing & implementing learning outcomes assessment processes, with links to both K-State and other assessment resources.
  • Learning outcomes, assessment plans, and assessment reports from individual degree programs/units (html pages, pdf & Excel files, Word documents; what's available and how it's presented varies from unit to unit).
  • Reporting template (Word document) & instructions (pdf files) for the PRISM assessment database. Access to PRISM is restricted to K-State faculty & staff.
  • Showcase & awards for K-State units with exemplary assessment processes.
  • Information about & from surveys of students & alumni, including NSSE results (reports are pdf files).
  • Information about K-State assessment committees.
  • Professional development includes material from on-campus presentations (pdf files).
    • Still to come: training videos about assessment.
  • About K-State's institute for student learning assessment (an on-campus conference) and academy for student-centered learning.
  • Reports from accreditation self-studies & HLC visits.
  • Related links include information about periodic academic program review.
Kapi'olani Community College: Office for Institutional Effectiveness (University of Hawai'i)
  • Select student learning outcomes from the assessment and evaluation drop-down menu.
    • Assessment framework (pdf file) and rubrics (status reports, by date; pdf files & Word documents).
      • Also see the assessment plan and progress report in KCC's October 2011 report to ACCJC (pdf files; in the progress report, scroll down to Section 2: Progress on student learning outcomes assessment). 
    • Guidelines (manuals), reporting templates, and progress reports for course & program assessment (pdf files & Word documents). 
    • Course level profiles (status reports, pdf files & Word documents).
    • Individual academic programs' assessment reports (pdf files).
    • General education outcomes (Word document).
    • Plan, guidelines,& reports for assessment of service learning experiences (pdf files, Word documents; the reports are WinZipped sets of Word documents).
    • Assessment plan and reporting template (rubric) for the ASNS program (Associate of Science degree in Natural Sciences; pdf files).
    • Assessment reports from student service units (pdffiles).
    • Alignment grids showing KCC general education outcomes associated with programs' course outcomes (WinZipped sets of Word documents).
  • Select CCSSE from the assessment and evaluation drop-down menu (Word documents, pdf files).
Kean University: Office of Accreditation & Assessment (New Jersey)
  • Overview of Kean's institutional assessment process (pdf file).
  • Academic assessment: Assessment plans, reports, & curriculum maps from individual degree programs (pdf files).
  • General education assessment (pdf files)
    • Learning outcomes and assessment reports from individual general education courses & projects.
    • CAAP & NSSE results.
  • Administrative unit assessment: Assessment plans & reports from individual administrative & support units (pdf files).
  • Accreditation and assessment resources: Periodic program review guidelines & schedules (pdf files).
  • Office of Institutional Research 
    • Survey reports: Older NSSE results (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Keene State College: Office of Institutional Assessment (New Hampshire)

  • Overview of program assessment at Keene.
    • Some individual academic programs' curriculum maps. (Still to come: program assessment plans & reports.)
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes are in their catalog listings.
  • ISP (integrative studies program, general education) assessment process, including rubrics for general education outcomes (Word documents) and a summary report of assessment results (pdf file). 
    • Note: The detailed information was not available when last checked.
  • College assessment: Information about the CLA and CAT, and (pdf files) CLA results.
  • The Academic Affairs Assessment Committee site includes a reporting template and information about assessment mini-grants (Word documents).
  • The TK20 assessment management system is restricted to Keene faculty & staff.
    • E-portfolio templates & examples.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Kennesaw State University: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (Georgia)

  • Overview and principles of  Kennesaw's assurance of learning (AOL) initiative (pdf files).
  • Instructions for AOL reports and individual academic programs' reports & AOL Council reviews (pdf files) 
  • KSU's global learning outcomes (general education outcomes related to learning about global issues), assessment materials, & reports (pdf & Excel files).
  • Recommendations for university-wide competencies (general education outcomes, pdf file).
Kent State University (Ohio)
  • Overview of assessment.
  • Six steps to continuous improvement: Assessment tips & guidelines.
    • Also see the video modules on assessment from Kent State's Faculty Development Center (handouts & associated documents are pdf files).
  • Annual assessment reports (pdf files).
  • Assessment guidelines for new/revised programs (the general curriculum guidelines are pdf files).
  • Information about & from the assessment advisory committee (pdf files).
  • Information about assessment mini-grants (pdf files).
  • Information about Kent State's AQIP program (the portfolio and reports are pdf files).
  • Results from assessment instruments including NSSE, CLA, and alumni surveys, and Kent State's annual assessment report (pdf files).
  • Information about WEAVEonline. (WEAVE access is retricted to Kent State faculty & staff.)
  • Information about periodic academic program review (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment and accreditation resources.
Kenyon College (Ohio)
  • Department outcomes assessment
    • Reporting templates (Word documents).
  • General education assessment
    • General education outcomes.
    • Reporting templates (Word documents).
  • The templates are also in the department chairs' page on assessment and the annual report.
  • Survey results, including NSSE and senior & alumni surveys (pdf & Excel files).
    • The alumni surveys page also includes examples of departmental outcomes assessment surveys.

King's College (Pennsylvania)

  • Handbook on Excellence in Learning and Pedagogy (HELP) from the Kings' College Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, with information about
    • the assessment process,
    • principles and examples of course-based assessment,
    • on-campus resources, and
    • detailed examples (restricted to King's College faculty and staff).

Kingsborough Community College: Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning (New York)

  • Assessment: Chapter 5 (pp 38-44) in KCC's Middle States periodic review report describes assessment processes in degree programs, general education, individual courses, special academic programs, and student affairs (pdf file).
    • The archives of previous assessment material include
      • KCC's assessment plan.
      • College-level mission, goals & objectives (MGOs) and report on assessment of MGOs.
      • Outcomes for academic & student support services and relevant survey results.
      • Learning outcomes for individual courses.
  • Institutional Research: KCC's results on CCSSE and CUNY-system surveys (pdf files).
  • Links to other resources.

Kirkwood Community College (Iowa)

  • The Learning Outcomes component of KCC's Vanguard Project site includes a status report on assessment activities/accomplishments at KCC. (See project plans and objectives.)
  • The CASTLE program (Continuous Learning in a Teaching Learning Environment) supports classroom assessment at KCC. The site includes:
    • An overview of the CASTLE project.
    • Case study reports (pdf files).
    • Links to related resources.
Knox College: Office of Academic Assessment (Illinois)
  • General education learning goals.
  • Resources
    • Guide (handbook) for academic programs (pdf file).
    • Guide for periodic academic program review (pdf file).
    • Assessment timetable.
    • Sample assessment tools and reports  (pdf files).
    • Bibliography, and links to other assessment resources.
  • Glossary.
  • Survey and annual reports are restricted to Knox faculty & staff.
Kutztown University: Office of Assessment (Pennsylvania)
  • Overviews of general education, institutional-, and program-level assessment at KU (pdf files).
  • Assessment basics: Definitions, tips, & guidelines.
    • Also see About the Office of Assessment.
  • Results from alumni and NSSE surveys (pdf files).
  • Assessment newsletters (pdf files).
  • Information about assessment mini-grants, including reports from past recipients (pdf files).
  • Materials from on-campus assessment symposia (agendas are pdf files; presentations are Powerpoint files).
  • Links to other assessment resources, including examples by academic department.
Kuyper College (Michigan)
  • Overview of assessment at Kuyper.

LaGuardia Community College (New York)
  • About
    • History of assessment at LaGuardia, and graphic of the general feedback loop (assessment) process.
    • Core competencies (general education outcomes) and (pdf files) rubrics.
  • Faculty
    • Periodic program review (PPR) timeline and (pdf file) guidelines. (The PPR sample report was not available when last checked.)
    • Program competency statements and core competency grids (course*outcomes maps for the core competencies) for individual degree programs (pdf files).
    • Information for students & faculty about e-portfolios (pdf files).

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (Wisconsin)

  • Overview of assessment progress at LCOOCC.
  • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
  • Overview of process for course-level assessment, and form (Word document) for reporting course syllabi.
    • Guidelines for writing course-level learning objectives are available here.
  • Assessment reporting forms and instructions (pdf files).
  • General education outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and (Word documents) assessment rubrics & results for each one. Some general education and program-level rubrics are also available here (Word documents). 
  • Assessment presentations at LCOOCC faculty meetings (Powerpoint files, Prezi presentation).
Lake Superior State University: Assessment Office (Michigan)
  • Overview of assessment at LSSU.
  • University assessment plan (pdf file). 
    • HLC monitoring report & LSSU response (pdf files) and reports (Word documents).
    • Course-level assessment calendar (grid) and evaluation guide for assessment plans (pdf files).
  • General education assessment
    • Annual assessment reports (pdf files).
    • General education learning outcomes, with their associated courses and assessment reports (Word documents).
    • ETS Proficiency Profile results (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Senior exit survey & results (pdf files, Word documents, html pages).
    • Information from the general education committee (Word documents, pdf files).
    • Information from the Michigan Department of Education about high school curriculum (pdf files).
    • Videos about TracDat and the Critical Thinking Achievement Test.
  • Program-level assessment
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes (pdf files, Word documents).
      • Still to come: Programs' assessment plans and annual reports.
    • Assessment review cycle (pdf file) & process (Word document).
  • University assessment
    • Assessment landscape summary of administrative unit assessment activities (note: this is still being developed.).
    • NSSE results (pdf file).
  • Assessment information for academic support services
    • Results from surveys, including NSSE (pdf files).
    • Help & examples: Resources & information from LSSU's assessment committee and other institutions.
    • The  assessment landscape table is still being developed.
  • Training & professional development
    • Workshops: schedule & descriptions.
    • Academic assessment tutorials & tools (video & pdf files).
    • Assessment guidelines & tips for administrative & support units (pdf files).
    • TracDat tutorials & guides (video & pdf files). TracDat access is restricted to LSSU faculty & staff.
      • The home page also has links to TracDat and some training material.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about & from LSSU's assessment committee (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Information about assessment mini-grants (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Annual lists of assessment resources: planning guidelines, reporting templates, & reports (mostly pdf files).
    • Committee reports (pdf files).
    • The committee's internal website includes links to many of the resources listed above as well as links to other online assessment resources.
  • Institutional perceptions of assessment at LSSU
    • The assessment culture matrix survey (pdf file) is based on HLC's Levels of Implementation matrix.
    • Survey results showing LSSU's development.
  • Information from LSSU's participation in HLC's Academy for Assessment (pdf files, Word documents; some materials are restricted to LSSU faculty & staff).
Lander University: Office of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness (South Carolina)
  • The schedule of planned assessments summarizes Lander's assessment processes (pdf file).
  • Institutional effectiveness
    • Assessment reports from individual academic & administrative/support units and for each general education outcome (Word documents; the general education reports were not available when last checked).
    • Strategic goals reporting calendar and "report cards" (pdf files).
  • Results from the Proficiency Profile and from NSSE and other surveys (pdf files).

Lane Community College: Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning (Oregon)

  • Plans, reports, & assessment events include: 
    • Lane's overall and (pdf file) general education assessment plans. 
      • The overall plan includes guidelines for program assessment planning.
    • College and discipline assessment summaries & reports (mostly pdf files).
  • FAQ.
  • Lane's core (general education) learning outcomes and associated rubrics (pdf files, Word documents).
    • The rubrics page includes a course-level assessment planning worksheet (Word document).
  • Resources for developing course learning outcomes.
  • IRAP's research studies page includes CCSSE and other survey results (pdf files).
  • Lane's institutional context includes a variety of student-success projects & initiatives.
  • About the A-Team (assessment committee).
    • Current projects includes information about mini-grants.
Laney College (California)
  • Overview and guidelines for student learning outcomes (SLOs).
  • Institutional learning (general education) outcomes and (Word documents) assessment guidelines and reporting rubric.
  • How to write SLOs: Guidelines, examples, & worksheets (html pages, Word documents, pdf files).
  • TaskStream instructions (video, pdf, & Excel files; TaskStream access is restricted to Laney faculty & staff).
  • Archived SLO and assessment reports and plans from individual academic programs (Word documents, Excel files; current reports use the TaskStream system).
  • Rubric guidelines and (pdf files, Word documents) examples.
  • Information from & about the Learning Assessment Committee (LAC).
    • Recent minutes & agendas (pdf files; older minutes & agendas were not available when last checked.
  • Assessment calendar (Word document) & events, and event photo gallery.
  • Links to other resources.
Las Positas College (California)
  • Overview of the SLO (student learning outcomes) process (links are to pdf files).
  • LPC core competencies (general education outcomes, pdf file).
  • Guidelines for developing & reporting program outcomes (links are to html pages & pdf files).
  • Timeline for developing & implementing assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs).
  • SLO (core competencies) assessment results (pdf file).
  • Information about assessment mini-grants and examples of department- & course-level SLO faculty projects (pdf files).
  • Resources include
    • SLO's from individual courses and academic & student services programs (pdf files).
    • Online form for reporting course- & department-level SLOs (please do not enter anything into this form).
    • Guidelines for SLO and program review reporting with eLumen; eLumen access  is restricted to LPC faculty & staff.
    • Presentations & guidelines (pdf files).
  • SLO committee agendas & minutes (pdf files).
  • The archives include older SLO committee minutes, reports, & plans (pdf files).
Lehman College: Office of Assessment and Planning (New York)
  • FAQ.
  • Glossary.
  • Calendar.
  • Toolkit.
    • Templates and tools include tips & guidelines, reporting templates, and an online newsletter (pdf files).
    • Bibliography and links to other resources.
  • Learning outcomes & curriculum maps from individual undergraduate majors & programs (pdf files).
  • Institutional effectiveness 
    • Assessment in administrative & support units
      • Timeline and a map of data sources for administrative/support-unit assessment (pdf files).
      • Resources (pdf files)
        • Assessment handbook.
        • Annual report.
        • Reporting templates, checklists, & rubrics.
        • Potential measures for non-teaching units.
    • College data include NSSE results (pdf file). Results from CUNY's Student Experience Survey are restricted to CUNY-system faculty & staff.
  • Information from the assessment council. (Minutes are pdf files).
Liberty University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Virginia)
  • Overview of assessment and assessment at Liberty.
  • Calendar.
  • Results from some national surveys (html pages, pdf files; NSSE results were not available when last checked). Alumni survey results are also available (pdf files).
  • Assessment-related presentations (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Lincoln University: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (Missouri)
  • Assessment
    • Overview, for students, about required general education & major field assessments.
    • Overview of general education assessment at LU.
    • Overview of major field assessment, and assessment methods used by each program.
    • Resources: Off-campus assessment conferences. (The other assessment-resource lists were not available when last checked.)
  • Reports (pdf files)
    • Assessment
      • Assessment progress report.
      • CAAP (critical thinking) and MFT results.
    • Results from continuing- and graduating-student surveys.
Loma Linda University: Office of Educational Effectiveness (California)
  • Assessment 
    • Presentations (video & pdf files) on developing & implementing assessment processes.
      • The templates are Word files.
      • Some include links to other assessment resources.
    • Glossary.
    • Information about annual reporting. (The academic management system is restricted to LLU faculty & staff.)
  • LLU's institution-wide (general education) student learning outcomes
    • Definitions of & resources for each outcome (html pages, pdf files, Word documents).
    • Assessment cycle.
  • Information about LLU committees involved with educational effectiveness & assessment.
  • Information about: 
    • Periodic academic program review (pdf files, Word documents).
    • LLU's academic management system and annual program reports (pdf files; access to the AMS is restricted to LLU faculty & staff).
    • On-campus workshops related to assessment.
Long Beach City College (California)
  • About assessment: Overview and FAQ.
  • Reporting forms (Word documents).
  • Tips & guidelines on how to assess SLOs (examples & resources are mostly pdf files).
    • TracDat access is restricted to LBCC faculty & staff.
  • Examples of course & program level assessments (pdf files; the download templates page was not available when last checked).
  • Course, program, & institutional assessment reports (pdf files)
    • Institutional reports include general education assessment and CCSSE results.
  • Information about & from the assessment (ASLO) committee (reports & minutes are pdf files).
  • FAQ for students (student guide) about outcomes assessment.
  • Information about periodic course and program review (html pages, pdf files).
  • Internal resources include individual college and service units' outcomes (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources (articles are pdf files).
Long Island University (New York)
  • Assessment report templates, examples, & review rubrics for LIU campuses (Word documents).
  • Assessment surveys for blended (face-to-face + online) courses (pdf files).
  • The training materials for academic deans and student support services may be useful to other faculty & staff as well (Word documents, pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Information about LIU's use of StudentVoice (now CampusLabs) survey-management system.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • LIU Brooklyn campus assessment website
    • Overview of assessment at the Brooklyn campus.
    • Progress reports and newsletter (pdf files).
    • Core curriculum (general education) learning goals & outcomes.
    • Templates for academic & student life assessment reporting (pdf file, Word document).
      • The Student Life page includes materials from workshops and links to other resources (Word documents, pdf & Powerpoint files, html pages).
    • About CampusLabs' survey-management system, with examples & guidelines (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
Longwood University: Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (Virginia)
  • Assessment
    • Assessment reporting schedules (pdf files) and reporting template (Word document; WEAVEonline access is restricted to Longwood faculty & staff).
    • General education competencies (outcomes) and assessment process.
    • Periodic program review policy (pdf file) and reporting templates (Word documents).
    • Information about assessment mini-grants.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about & from on-campus assessment conference (pdf files) and workshops.
  • Institutional research includes NSSE reports (pdf files).
Lord Fairfax Community College: Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Office (Virginia)
  • LFCC assessment manual (pdf file):
    • FAQ and tips about designing assessment plans.
    • Calendar and a course*objectives matrix for general education assessments. 
    • Forms for reporting assessment plans & results.
    • Information about academic program review.
  • General education learning goals & outcomes (pdf file).
  • Program review calendar and institutional-research data from program reviews (Excel files).
  • Instructions for WEAVEonline (pdf & Powerpoint files; WEAVE access is restricted to LFCC faculty & staff).
Los Angeles Mission College (California)
  • Institutional (general education) learning outcomes.
  • Introduction and (pdf files) Instructions  for developing & implementing assessment processes.
    • Related documents include tips, guidelines, and links to other resources (Word documents, pdf files).
  • General education and individual academic units' learning outcomes and assessment reports (online interactive menu, and pdf & Excel files).
    • College reports on outcomes assessment status (pdf files).
    • Assessment schedule (Excel file) and course asessment plan (Word document).
  • Guide (FAQ) for students about assessment at LAMC.
  • Information about and from an on-campus assessment retreat.
    • Retreat information & survey results (pdf files).
    • Assessment tips, guidelines, & examples (Word documents, Powerpoint file).
Los Angeles Valley College: Outcomes Assessment Committee (California)
  • Student learning outcomes (SLO) manual and (Word documents, Powerpoint files) other resources for developing & implementing outcomes assessment processes.
  • Reporting forms for course-level and service-unit outcomes assessment (Word documents).
  • Student learning outcomes (SLOs)
    • For course outcomes, select course SLOs, then find a course, then select a subject. Select a course and see Section II (course content and objectives).
    • Academic, administrative & service units' assessment plans & reports (Word documents) and course-assessment tracking reports (Excel files).
  • Course assessment reports
    • Guidelines (Powerpoint files).
    • Assessment status (tracking, Excel files) and reports (Word documents).
    • Sample course reports (Word documents).
  • Program assessment
    • Learning outcomes for LAVC's program pathways (the pdf file of pathways' subjects has descriptions of each outcome).
    • Assessment reports for each program pathway (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • Pathway alignment grids are Word documents.
  • Information about & from the committee (agendas and recent minutes are pdf files; older minutes have pdf icons but are Word documents).
  • Links to other resources.
Loyola Marymount University: Office of Assessment (California)
  • Overview and guiding principles.
  • Undergraduate learning goals & outcomes (general education).
  • FAQ.
  • Resources include
    • Tips, guidelines, & examples (examples include pdf files & video recordings of workshop presentations).
    • Glossary.
    • External funding opportunities.
    • Bibliography.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Assessment reports are restricted to LMU faculty & staff.
  • Celebrating assessment at LMU: "Best practice" examples & impacts.
  • LMU's NSSE results.
  • Information about LMU assessment mini-grants.
  • Information from and about on-campus workshops (pdf files).
Loyola University Chicago: Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy (Illinois)
  • About assessment at Loyola: Overview of & guidelines for assessment at LUC. (Note: this page's link to the reporting template did not work when last checked. Use the plan and report templates page instead.)
  • Assessment plan and report templates (Word documents).
  • Glossary.
  • Guidelines & resources for writing learning outcomes and using rubrics.
  • Best practices guidelines & resources for developing assessment plans.
  • About ePortfolios & assessment, and a guide (Word document) to implementing eportfolios at LUC.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Macalester College: Assessment Office (Minnesota)

  • Assessment at Macalester: Faculty, administration, & student roles in assessment. The statement of student learning has college-wide (general education) learning goals & outcomes.
  • Instruments used for institutional assessment at Macalester. Results are not available on the website.
  • Overview & schedule for general education assessment. Results are not available on the website.
  • Individual academic departments' assessment plans (pdf files). Departments' assessment tools are restricted to Macalester faculty & staff.
  • Co-curricular assessment leads to Macalester's Student Affairs website. It does not include assessment information.
  • Resources include:
    • Glossary and suggested readings.
    • Tips & guidelines (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
    • Assessment reports (see using assessment) are restricted to Macalester faculty & staff.

Madison Area Technical College: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (Wisconsin)

  • Overview of MATC's assessment process.
  • FAQ.
  • Assessment resources include (pdf files unless indicated otherwise):
    • Glossary.
    • A video presentation on assessment (not available when last checked) and assessment guidelines & tips.
    • Information and a video presentation about MATC's core abilities (general education outcomes).
    • Program assessment handbook and guidelines.
  • Quick tips on formative and summative assessment.
Malone University: Office of Assessment (Ohio)
  • Principles of assessment.
  • Assessment manuals
    • Manuals for academic programs and administrative/support units (pdf files).
    • Reporting templates (Word documents).
  • Assessment reports from individual academic and administrative/support units including outcomes, assessment methods, results, and impacts (pdf files).
  • Background information
    • Survey results, including NSSE reports (pdf files; also see Ongoing Projects).
    • Institutional portrait (IR data).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • About the assessment implementation committee.

Mansfield University (Pennsylvania)

  • Assessment at MU: University assessment plan (pdf file).
  • The Excellence in Higher Education guide (pdf file) includes a model for assessment.
  • Resources include tips, guidelines, & links to other resources for: 
    • Developing learning outcomes.
    • Developing & using rubrics.
    • Writing course syllabi that include learning outcomes (pdf files).
  • Information about general education workshops and a University Day assessment presentation (pdf files).
Marietta College (Ohio)
  • Overview.
  • Assessment standards (general education outcomes) & (pdf files) rubrics.
  • Glossary.
  • Links to other assessment resources
  • Still to come
    • "How to" guides for implementing assessment processes.
    • Assessment reports.

Marquette University (Wisconsin)

  • Assessment process
    • Assessment cycle and goals.
    • Learning outcomes framework: Institutional and core (general education) learning outcomes.
      • Still to come: Program & course outcomes.
    • Policies, procedures, and calendar (pdf files).
    • FAQ.
    • Information about & from the assessment committee (pdf files).
  • Individual academic units' assessment plans (pdf files).
  • Assessment reports (pdf files)
    • Institutional: Survey results.
    • Program
      • Overview of measures used and actions taken as a result of assessments.
      • Examples of academic program improvements.
    • Archived reports are restricted to Marquette faculty & staff.
  • Assessment resources (mostly pdf files)
    • For program assessment leaders (PALS): Links to some of the other resources on Marquette's site.
    • Assessment library and reference materials, including links to other assessment resources.
    • Materials from on-campus workshops and seminars.
    • Guidelines for Bloom's taxonomy.
  • ARMS (Compliance Assist's assessment reporting management system) is restricted to Marquette faculty & staff.
Marymount University: Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (Virginia)
  • Handbooks for assessment in academic and administrative/support units (pdf files).
  • A brief overview of Marymount's assessment process for administrative/support units (pdf file) and an associated Powerpoint presentation.
  • Glossary (pdf file). This is an annotated glossary of key terms. The handbook for academic units includes a more extensive glossary but without the annotations.
  • Assessment reporting templates for academic and administrative/support units (Word documents).
  • Examples of assessment from some academic units (Word documents).
  • Assessment reports from individual academic units (pdf files).
  • Information about the university assessment committee.
  • Reports from surveys of graduating students and alumni (pdf files).
  • Resources include presentations on assessment processes and results (pdf files).
  • Guidelines for periodic program review (pdf file).
Massachussetts College of Liberal Arts: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning
  • Assessment
    • FAQ (pdf file).
    • Glossary.
    • Institution-wide learning outcomes (AAC&U's LEAP outcomes),and (pdf file) core curriculum learning outcomes.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Students' ePortfolios. Content varies from student to student. For an overview, see the College portfolio A Whole Student Experience.
  • Schedule of assessment surveys.
  • Program review handbook, schedule, and related documents (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes (pdf file).
  • News: Assessment-related events & resources (html pages, pdf files).
  • Assessment forum: Links to other resources (html pages, pdf files).
McKendree University (Illinois)
  • Assessment plan & timeline.
  • General education learning outcomes.
  • Current assessment development activities.
  • Sources of evidence, & some results.
  • Process for using assessment evidence in planning, and "closing the loop" highlights.
  • Resources include:
    • Information about surveys & performance tests used at McKendree.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • YouTube video about assessment at McK.
Mercer County Community College: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning (New Jersey)
  • Overview of assessment at MCCC.
  • Institutional assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Results from the CCSSE and graduating student surveys (pdf files).
Mercer University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Georgia)
  • Overview of assessment at Mercer.
  • Glossary, principles of good practice, and information for students about assessment.
  • Assessment calendar.
  • About the assessment council.
  • Compliance Assist's assessment management system is restricted to Mercer faculty & staff.
    • The assessment record system managed and archives previous years' assessment information. Update access is restricted to Mercer faculty & staff.
      • To see instructions, and sample records for academic & administrative/support units, use sample as both username & password and select a year.
      • To see academic programs' and administrative/support units' outcomes and assessment methods, use view as both username & password and select a year.
  • Assessment plans, reporting forms, and results for general education outcomes (pdf files).
  • NSSE results (html pages, pdf file). Institutional testing, which includes other survey results, is restricted to Mercer faculty & staff.
  • Guidelines & forms for periodic program review.
  • Resources include books & videos available on campus.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Merritt College (California)
  • Overview of outcomes assessment.
  • For faculty: Using the TaskStream tool to report assessment plans & reports (pdf files).
  • Institutional (general education) learning outcomes.
  • Information about & from the student learning outcomes assessment committee (SLOAC; minutes & agendas are pdf files).
  • Calendar of on-campus training events.

Mesa Community College: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Arizona)

  • General education, developmental, and workplace learning outcomes (pdf file).
  • Assessment results; the full reports include assessment methods and results (pdf files).
  • Student Outcomes Committee information and Results Outreach Committee (ROC) mini-grant information and forms (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Information about periodic academic program review (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Results from student surveys, including CCSSE (pdf files).
Metropolitan State Unniversity of Denver: Office of Academic Assessment (Colorado)
  • Assessment report dates (the memo is a Word document).
  • About:
    • University, general studies, and college assessment committees.
    • Program assessment (the memo is a pdf file).
  • Forms for assessment reporting (pdf file), curriculum mapping (Excel file), and program review (Word document).
  • Initiatives: Recipients of program assessment awards.
  • NSSE reports (pdf files) and information about NSSE's report builder.
  • Reports are restricted to MSU faculty & staff.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
    • The helpful tools (a glossary, guidelines, and rubrics) were not available when last checked.
Miami Dade College (Florida)
  • MDC's general education learning outcomes.
  • Video about outcomes assessment at MDC (swf file).
  • FAQ.
  • Assessment
    • Tasks used in MDC's collegewide (general education) outcomes assessment process.
    • Overview and history of MDC's assessment process (the information on these html pages is combined in the pdf file The Process).
    • Rubrics for MDC's collegewide (general education) learning outcomes (also available in a pdf file).
    • The online student assessment itself is restricted to MDC faculty, staff, & students.
  • Mapping
    • Templates and examples of course & program maps (Excel files), and an overview of MDC's mapping project.
    • Student services learning outcomes & assessment methods (pdf file).
  • Resources include
    • Guidelines for faculty and student services staff. 
    • Examples of assessment methods and outcomes-based syllabi from MDC faculty (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Miami University of Ohio: Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment

  • Overview of MU's three-tiered model of assessment.
  • Full-cycle assessment (glossary).
  • Assessment briefs (newsletter, pdf files).
  • Assessment basics
    • Guidelines for designing assessment plans.
    • FAQ and assessment glossary.
    • Examples of rubrics for general education skills and abilities.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Outcomes in the majors: Overview & guidelines (html page, pdf files).
  • Information about surveys used at MU.
  • A (draft) e-portfolio manual from one unit (pdf file).
  • Information about CELTUA mini-grants and reports from some recent projects (pdf files).
  • Student success plan
    • Miami Plan (general education) outcomes & assessment plans.
    • Examples of assessment in undergraduate majors (see above).
    • Assessment of student engagement, including NSSE results (pdf files).
    • Additional learning opportunities include
      • Information about co-curricular opportunities at MU.
      • Results from a survey of alumni's employers (pdf file).
      • Assessment information from student affairs units was not available when last checked.
Middle Tennessee State University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research
  • Institutional Effectiveness Achievement Reports
    • Reporting timeline (pdf file).
    • The IE Achievement Reports (assessment reports from academic, administrative, and support units) were not available when last checked.
  • Senior exit exams 
    • General education (critical thinking) test reports (pdf files).
    • Major field test instruments used by MTSU programs.
  • Results from surveys of students, alumni, employers, and faculty, including NSSE results (pdf files).
  • Procedures for academic program review (pdf files, Word documents; program review reports are restricted to MTSU faculty & staff).
Middlesex Community College (Massachussetts)
  • Outcomes assessment
    • Plan: Timeline for developing & implementing assessment of institutional student learning outcomes (SLOs).
    • Institutional SLOs (ISLOs) 
      • Rubrics for MCC's ISLOs (pdf files).
      • Examples of outcomes & assessment methods, with some (pdf files) rubrics and results.
    • Overview of MCC's program review process.
      • Review calendars for academic and administrative/support units, with some (pdf files) review reports.
      • Reporting templates (pdf files).
      • Guidelines & resources include program review roles & procedures and units' mission statements.
    • Ongoing program assessment reports from some academic & administrative/support units (pdf files).
    • Assessment newsletters (pdf files).
  • Reports & surveys include results from surveys of graduating students about MCC's core curriculum, and surveys of area residents and businesses (pdf files).
  • CCSSE results (pdf files; also see CCSSE-related information on the home page).

Millersville University (Pennsylvania)

  • Overview of assessment at Millersville.
  • MU's assessment practices (Word document) and principles (pdf file).
  • Effective assessment practices: Brief guidelines for implementing assessment processes.
  • Academic outcomes assessment: General education outcomes & associated rubrics (briefs, pdf files).
    • NSSE multi-year overview (pdf file). Also see special NSSE analyses (Excel files).
    • A description of Millersville's student artifact repository project for general education core courses.
  • The comprehensive assessment summaries and the reports and surveys are restricted to MU faculty & staff.
  • Information about WEAVEonline. (WEAVE access is restricted to MU faculty & staff.)
Millikin University (Illinois)
  • Overview of assessment activities (executive summary of report for HLC focused visit).
  • Assessment reports
    • Templates for assessment reports.
    • Assessment reports from individual academic programs (Word documents), including university studies (general education).
  • HLC focus visit report (pdf file, Word & rtf documents).
Minnesota State University, Mankato: Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
  • FAQ.
  • Student learning outcomes (general education).
  • General education assessment
    • Overview of MNSU's general education assessment process.
    • Learning outcomes, assessment method, and rubrics for each general education category.
    • Assessment reports (pdf files).
    • Information from the general education assessment committee (mostly pdf files).
  • Program/department assessment: Reporting & feedback forms (Word documents).
  • Resources include:
    • MNSU's assessment philosophy & guidelines and an introduction to developing assessment plans.
    • Guidelines for writing learning outcomes and implementing assessment.
    • Bibliographies and links to other assessment resources.
  • Institutional surveys: Results from NSSE and student satisfaction surveys (pdf files).
  • Information from & about assessment committees (pdf files, see sub-meet).
  • Program review procedures and (pdf files) calendars.

Mississippi State University

  • Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
    • Results from surveys of students & faculty, including NSSE/FSSE (pdf files).
    • Rubric examples, including general education and thesis/dissertation rubrics (pdf files).
  • Division of Student Affairs, Office of Assessment
    • About student affairs assessment at MSU.
    • Pre-assessment worksheet: Guidelines for planning assessments (pdf file).
    • Reports from surveys (pdf and Powerpoint files).
    • Resources include a bibliography on student-affairs-related assessment and (pdf file) guidelines for developing assessment processes.

Missouri State University: Office of Assessment

  • NILOA Occasional Paper on assessment for improvement (pdf file).
  • Assessment shorts: Examples of MSU assessment.
  • Assessment blog.
  • Resources include:
    • Reporting templates and tips & guidelines (Word documents).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • College assessment reports: 
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes (html pages).
    • The college assessment process summaries also include their programs' outcomes (pdf files).
  • Evidence of student learning: NSSE results (pdf files).
  • Standardized surveys & tests
    • Descriptions of instruments used at MSU (the tracker, a pdf file, summarizes when each instrument was used).
    • NSSE and exit exam results (pdf files).
    • Proficiency Profile and other results are restricted to MSU faculty & staff.
  • Quality initiative project and public affairs documents: Assessments related to MSU's public affairs mission (mostly pdf & Powerpoint files).
Missouri Valley College: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
  • Levels of assessment at MVC (pdf file).
  • Reporting forms, instructions, & guidelines for academic & service (administrative) programs (pdf files,Word documents).
  • Assessment reports from academic & service programs include program goals, outcomes, assessment methods, & results (pdf files).
  • NSSE/FSSE results (Excel, pdf, & Powerpoint files).
  • Periodic program review guidelines & reports (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Moberly Area Community College: Office of Institutional Research (Missouri)
  • Overview of outcomes assessment at MACC.
  • Institutional data and statistics include CAPP and student survey results, and an assessment annual report (pdf files).
Modesto Junior College (California)
  • About assessment at MJC.
  • Handbook (pdf file).
  • Assessment & program review cycle & schedule.
  • Institutional & general education learning outcomes, & information about learning outcomes for courses, academic programs, and administrative & service units.
  • Learning outcome (LO) assessment
    • Curriculum-map grids (Excel files) & assessment reports (Word documents) from some academic programs.
    • Pdf files of program, general education, & institutional outcomes.
  • Materials from MJC's outcomes assessment day (pdf files).
    • Discoveries are videos of some presentations.
  • Information about & from the assessment workgroup (minutes & agendas are pdf files).
Mohawk Valley Community College: Office of Institutional Research and Analysis (New York)
  • Principles of assessment.
  • The handbook includes:
    • An overview of assessment at MVCC.
    • A glossary (pdf file).
    • Guidelines & resources for assessment activities and for developing & using rubrics.
  • College competencies (general education outcomes).
  • Results from surveys of graduates (alumni; pdf files) and Powerpoint presentations about assessment.
    • Other survey results are restricted to MVCC faculty & staff.
  • Information about the institutional effectiveness council (assessment committee).
  • Links to other resources.

Monmouth University (New Jersey)

  • What students learn in their majors: Academic programs' learning outcomes (pdf files).
  • General education learning goals.
  • Learning outcomes and other related links: Results from alumni surveys, NSSE, & institutional research data.

Montana State University

  • Guidelines & tips for course- and program-level assessment and a rubric used to review course-level learning outcomes (pdf files).
  • Templates for academic departments' assessment plans & reports (Word documents).
  • Individual academic departments' assessment plans & reports (pdf files). The database of assessment plans & reports was not available when last checked.
  • Information abut periodic program review (pdf files).
  • Archived (historical) pages, being reviewed to see if they're still accurate:
    • Background of outcomes assessment at MSU.
    • Assessment policy, principles, standards, and useful techniques.
    • Assessment plans and reports for undergraduate majors, and a rubric used to review assessment plans (pdf files).
    • General education 
      • A brief overview of MSU's assessment process.
      • About MSU's CORE 2.0 general education program.
      • The Hewlett project report was not available when last checked.
    • Information about capstone courses.
    • Senior survey results (pdf files) and related data (institutional research results); these have been kept up to date.
    • Information about periodic program review.
    • Links to assessment resources (this website) and a bibliography.

Montgomery College (Maryland)

  • Why and how we do outcomes assessment: FAQ and (pdf file) assessment plan.
  • Student learning outcomes
    • Brief overviews of course-level and general education assessment at MC.
    • Guidelines for developing outcomes (pdf file).
    • Course descriptions in the course catalog include course outcomes. (Editing access to the curriculum website is restricted to Montgomery faculty & staff).
  • General education course assessment
    • Overview and (pdf file) schedule. Assessment plans & reports are restricted to MC faculty & staff.
    • General education competencies (outcomes) and assessment plan (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • Rubrics for each competency (Word documents) and guidelines (pdf files) for using the rubrics.
    • Assessment reporting forms (Word documents).
    • Information from an on-campus orientation (Powerpoint file).
  • Program assessment
    • Overview and schedule.
    • Assessment reporting form (Word document).
  • Course assessment schedule and process (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
  • Newsletter (pdf file).
  • Glossary
  • Resources
    • Assessment plan & newsletters
    • FAQ.
    • The forms & instructions mentioned above.
    • TracDat instructions (pdf files) & FAQ (TracDat access is restricted to MC faculty & staff).
    • Links to other resources.
Moraine Valley Community College: Assessment of Student Academic Achievement (Illinois)
  • Assessment of student achievement
    • Assessment plan, calendar, and (pdf file) organization chart.
    • General education goals & objectives (pdf file).
    • Comparison of course & program assessment with individual classroom assessment.
      • Also see classroom assessment and course and program assessment.
        • The course and program assessment page includes
          • Purposes & goals.
          • Flowchart of steps in developing & implementing assessment processes.
  • Information for students about learning outcomes assessment at MVCC.
  • Resources include
    • Planning & reporting templates (pdf files).
    • Toolbox for academic department chairs: Details & examples for MVCC's assessment process (pdf file).
    • Tips & guidelines for faculty assessment leaders (pdf files).
    • Resources for student development staff (mostly pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • A reference guide, with
    • Student, faculty, & administrator roles.
    • FAQ.
    • Glossary.
Morehead State University: Office of Assessment and Accreditation (Kentucky)
  • OA&A reviews & ratings of academic and administrative/suppport units' assessment plans & reports (Excel files).
  • Login to Faculty 180 and WEAVE is restricted to MSU faculty & staff.

Morningside College: Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (Iowa)

  • Academic program assessment
    • Reporting forms (Word documents).
    • Assessment results are restricted to Morningside faculty & staff.
  • Surveys include NSSE & CLA reports and results from Morningside's own surveys (pdf files).

Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Institutional Effectiveness Office (Ohio)

  • Strategic planning for student learning units (pdf files).
    • The assessment summary report includes methods and results.
    • Guidelines for developing & reporting assessment processes.
    • Rubric for evaluating units' assessment plans.
  • Results from student surveys (pdf files).
Nassau Community College: Office for Assessment and Program Review (New York)
  • Overview of academic assessment at NCC.
    • Overview of course level assessment.
      • Guidelines (pdf file) & template (Excel file) for annual assessment report.
      • General education learning goals & outcomes (pdf file).
    • Program level assessment: Procedures for periodic program review (pdf file).
    • About assessment committees.
    • Resources
      • The Concepts and Procedures assessment manual (pdf file) includes guidelines for planning & implementing course level assessment, a glossary, and assessment-planning/reporting matrices & examples.
      • Quickstart guides for classrooom assessment and TaskStream's assessment management tools (pdf files).
      • Assessment plan template (Excel file) and planning & reporting matrices (Word documents).
      • Program review template (Word document) and instructions & procedures (pdf files).
      • Links to other assessment resources & references.
  • Exemplary assessment practices at NCC, and materials from on-campus assessment symposia (pdf files).
  • Guidelines (pdf file) & application (Word document) for assessment mini-grants.
Nazareth College: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (New York)
  • Nazareth's framework for assessment (pdf file).
  • Academic assessment
    • Reporting forms for assessment plans & results (Word documents).
    • OIRA's evaluation rubric for assessment reports and annual reports on the status of assessment at Nazareth (pdf files).
    • Information about periodic academic program review (pdf files; the group exercise is a Word document).
  • Administrative assessment: Planning & reporting forms (Word documents).
  • Materials from on-campus assessment workshops (pdf, Powerpoint, & Excel files, Word documents).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Nevada State College
  • About outcomes assessment at NSC.
  • Assessment glossary.
  • Learning outcomes assessment: Individual units' outcomes, assessment rubrics, methods, & results (pdf files except for data which are in are Excel files).
  • Assessment (program review) reports (pdf files).
New Jersey Institute of Technology: Office of Institutional Research and Planning
  • NJIT institutional learning goals and core competencies.
  • Program assessment model (jpg file).
  • Information about periodic program review includes program and core competency assessment status reports & studies (pdf files, Word documents, YouTube podcasts).
  • Template for reporting assessment plans & activities (Word document).
  • Assessment guides include NJIT and other assessment resources (pdf files, videos, html pages).
    • The NJIT Library's ResearchGuide on grading & assessment includes links to still other assessment resources.
  • A list of assessment surveys conducted at NJIT.
New Mexico Highlands University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
  • The handbook includes an overview of assessment at NMHU (pdf file).
  • Materials associated with NMHU's participation in HLC's Academy for Assessment of Student Learning (pdf files).
  • Outcomes assessment reports for general education and (some) other academic units.include learning outcomes & assessment methods; some include assessment results & implications (pdf files).
  • The Institutional Research page includes NMHU's College Portrait.
New Mexico Junior College
  • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
  • Assessment schedule and rotation cycle (pdf files).
  • Institutional (general education) learning outcomes.
  • Annual reports (pdf files).
  • Tools include
    • Material from in-service trainings (pdf files).
    • Reporting forms and worksheet (Word documents).
  • HLC statements on assessment (pdf files).

 New Mexico State University: Office of Assessment

  • The institutional statement on assessment is a general overview of assessment (pdf file).
  • Five levels of assessment
    • Assessment of the baccalaureate experience (pdf files)
      • The mission, goals, and objectives include NMSU's overall learning goals for baccalaureate students. Also see the baccalaureate experience self-rating rubric (assessment instrument).
      • Annual assessment reports. The 2011-12 report includes the learning goals, the rubric, and a description of the administration method and results.
      • CLA results from the Office of Institutional Analysis.
        • The OIA site also includes NSSE results.
      • Information about & from the committee for the assessment of student learning across the baccalaureate experience .
    • General education assessment
      • New Mexico's state common core areas and assessment guidelines (the reporting form and rubric are Word documents; note: the link to the state site did not work when last checked).
      • Alignment of NMSU's baccalaureate learning experience objectives and the state common core (pdf file).
      • Annual reports include assessment methods & results (pdf files).
      • Information about & from the committee for the assessment of student learning in general education (agendas, minutes, & documents are pdf files).
    • Guidelines, reporting templates, and evaluation rubrics for academic program assessment (Word documents) and annual summary reports (pdf files).
    • Guidelines and resources for course-level assessment.
    • Reporting templates & examples for co-curriculum and administration assessment (pdf files).
      • The friendly description is a Youtube video.
      • Information about & from the outcomes assessment committee for co-curriculum, administration and operations (agendas, minutes, & documents are pdf files).
New York City College of Technology: Assessment and Institutional Research Office
  • NYCCT's (general education) learning goals.
  • Assessment plan
    • Assessment committee policies (pdf file) and organizational chart (html graphic or pdf file).
    • Three-year assessment cycle (html graphic or pdf file).
    • Assessment plan & worksheet for critical courses (pdf file).
    • Guidelines (pdf file) & template (Excel file) for developing assessment tests.
    • AAC&U Value rubrics (pdf file).
  • Still to come: Assessment information for & from programs in each NYCCT school.
  • The assessment workspace is restricted to NYCCT faculty & staff.
  • NYCCT data includes IR data and results from NSSE and CUNY system surveys (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Niagara University: Outcomes Assessment Committee (New York)
  • FAQ about designing outcomes assessment processes.
  • Documents: Schedule for assessing academic majors, and reporting forms & guidelines (Word documents) and syllabus format (pdf file).
  • Sample reports and rubrics (Word documents).
  • Link to information about MSCHE assessment documents.

Nicholls State University: Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (Louisiana)

  • The Guidelines for writing student learning outcomes includes links to other assessment resources (pdf file).
  • General education goals and assessment strategies & results.
  • Results from surveys of students, alumni, employers, faculty, & staff, including CLA and MAPP reports (pdf files).

North Carolina State University: Office of Institutional Research and Planning

  • Foundations
    • Defining assessment: Overview, contact information for assessment staff in various NCSU units, and (mostly pdf & Powerpoint files) assessment-related presentations.
      • Links to other assessment resources (this page).
      • Assessment staff in various NCSU units.
      • Results from surveys of students, faculty, & staff (including NSSE reports), and a calendar of student, faculty, & staff surveys.
    • Guiding principles and statements of best practice.
  • Processes
    • Undergraduate education (Office of Assessment, Division of Academic & Student Affairs)
      • Academic assessment & program review
        • About the annual assessment process with:
          • A sample report and an evaluation rubric (pdf files).
          • Materials from on-campus workshops (pdf files).
          • Links to other NCSU assessment resources.
        • Information about periodic undergraduate-program review (html page, ppdf files; the steering council pages are restricted to NCSU faculty & staff).
        • General education (pdf files): 
          • Assessment plan & history.
          • General education competencies, assessment processes, and associated rubrics.
          • General-education-related results from University of North Carolina system-wide surveys (see Foundations / Surveys for more details).
        • Forms and resources:
          • Curriculum map and assessment report templates (Word documents).
          • Tips & guidelines on assessment methods (pdf files).
          • Links to other assessment and accreditation resources.
      • Co-curricular assessment
        • DASA academic services and Student Affairs units' outcomes (pdf files; the Google-Drive reports are restricted to NCSU faculty & staff).
        • Information about the DASA assessment council (the members list is a pdf file).
        • Results from surveys of first-term students and links to other NCSU survey results (html pages and pdf & Powerpoint files).
        • Assessment reporting templates & instructions (Word documents) and example (pdf file).
        • Links to other assessment resources.
      • The newsletter and data request form were not available when last checked.
    • Information for graduate programs about periodic program review (pdf files) and outcomes assessment (Word document).
      • The InfoWeb data management system is restricted to NCSU faculty & staff.
    • Information about assessment for distance education. (The newsletters were not available when last checked.) 
    • Information about assessment in online courses was not available when last checked.
  • Links to some of the resources mentioned above.
Northeast Lakeview College: Program and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (Texas)
  • General education competencies and common outcomes for degree programs.
  • Assessment of student learning
    • Information about the assessment committee.
    • Still to come: NLC's assessment policies.
  • Training & presentations material is restricted to NLC faculty & staff.
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • NLC's strategic plan (pdf file).
North Lake College: Office of Planning, Assessment and Research (Texas)
  • Overview of assessment at NLC.
  • Program-level general education learning outcomes.
    • Assessment documentation (at the bottom of the page) has details about each general education outcome, guidelines for implementing the outcome in core courses, and a core-course curriculum map (pdf files).
    • Summary report on assessment of the general education outcomes, and results from a student survey (pdf files).
    • The general education assessment committee page has additional reports (pdf files).
  • Assessment of technical programs
    • Overview. 
    • Program review rubric (pdf file).
    • Summary report (pdf file).

Northeastern Illinois University: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

  • About assessment, and comparison of assessment at various levels (course, program, college, university).
  • About NIU's assessment advisory committee.
  • NSSE and other survey results (pdf files).

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

  • Overview of assessment at NEO.
  • Reports (mostly Word documents)
    • Annual institutional assessment reports include results from student surveys and general education assessments, and an overview of academic-program assessment activities. 
    • Academic assessment reports include an overview of NEO's assessment process, information about assessment methods, and assessment plans & reports from individual academic programs.
  • The reporting templates for program assessment and for communication and critical thinking general education courses were not available when last checked.
Northeastern State University: Office of Assessment & Institutional Research (Oklahoma)
  • The annual assessment reports include summaries of institution-wide and individual academic-program assessment methods and results (mostly Word documents).
  • Template for reporting assessment activities and results (Word document).
  • NSSE results (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
  • College Portrait planning documents (Word documents). NSU's College Portrait data are here.

Northern Arizona University: Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment

  • The intentional curriculum model links assessment and curriculum planning.
  • FAQ.
  • Assessment process (you must click to expand subtopics in order to see some of the items mentioned below).
    • About assessment at NAU.
    • NAU's assessment policy (Word document).
    • Tips, guidelines, & instructions for annual assessment reporting.
    • Template (Word document) and email link for submitting assessment reports.
    • Information from the university assessment committee.
    • Reporting template and assessment committee feedback rubric (Word documents).
    • The report archives are restricted to NAU faculty & staff.
    • Still to come: NAU assessment best practices.
  • University-wide academic assessment: Information about & from ETS' Proficiency Profile (the full report is a Word document).
  • About NAU's assessment awards.
  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness
    • Reports from surveys of students, alumni, & faculty include NSSE/FSSE results (mostly pdf files).
    • NAU's College Portrait.

Northern Illinois University: Office of Assessment Services

  • Assessment plans
    • University assessment plan (pdf file).
    • Reporting schedules & information (guidelines) packets (pdf files) and reporting templates (Word documents).
    • Academic & support units' assessment plans (pdf files).
  • Individual degree programs' earning outcomes (pdf files).
  • Assessment manual.
  • Annual assessment update reporting form (Word document) and instructions & reports (pdf files).
  • Information about NIU projects in assessing writing, critical thinking, capstone courses, and student portfolios (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Assessing the assessor project and survey reports (mostly Powerpoint files).
    • Information about the CLA.
  • Alumni survey results (the reports are pdf files; detailed results are restricted to NIU faculty & staff).
  • Minutes & reports from NIU assessment committees (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Material from on-campus assessment events, including "best practice" examples (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
  • Resources include:
    • NIU links, including (pdf files) NSSE results.
    • Glossary.
    • Assessment methods used by NIU academic programs.
    • A toolkit including 
      • Links to some of the resources mentioned above, and to more details about some of them.
      • Links to other resources.
      • Materials from NIU's on-campus Assessment Expo.
      • Videotaped interviews with NIU faculty.
  • Assessment-related research from NIU faculty (pdf files).
  • NIU's College Portrait.
Northern Michigan University
  • Academic program assessment (Word documents unless indicated otherwise)
    • The guide to academic assessment overviews the process and includes examples and the assessment committee's evaluation rubric.
    • The academic report template also includes the committee's evaluation rubric.
    • The annual assessment of learning procedure includes a timetable and describes the committee's review process 
    • Examples of NMU academic program objectives (pdf file; organized by category, not by program).
  • Some academic department reports (pdf files; some plans & reports are available, some are restricted to NMU faculty & staff).
  • Service and administrative units
    • Reporting template and instructions(Word documents).
    • Individual units' assessment plans & reports (FY2011 plans & reports and FY2012 plans are pdf files; FY2012 reports and FY2013 & later documents are Word documents).
  • Resources include
    • Tips from the assessment committee (when last checked, this was also listed as program assessment guide) and materials from an on-campus workshop (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Northern Virginia Community College: Office of Academic Assessment

  • Overview of and brief guidelines for academic outcomes assessment at NOVA (pdf & Powerpoint files)
  • Degree & certificate programs' learning outcomes and faculty/dean assessment coordinators (pdf files).
  • Program evaluation (program review) overview, guidelines & program reports (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Assessment and program evaluation reports (pdf files).
  • Institutional effectiveness plan & highlights (pdf files).
  • Information for students about some core competency (general education) assessments used at NOVA (html pages, pdf files).
  • Resources include:
    • Information about WEAVEonline (pdf file; access to WEAVE is restricted to NOVA faculty & staff).
    • Template & guidelines for program-level annual reports (mostly pdf files; these focus on IR data).
    • Materials from on-campus workshops (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • Links to other resources.
  • CCSSE results from the Office of Institutional Research (OIR; the survey results are pdf files).
North Idaho College: Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Institutional assessment:
    • Assessment plan & goals, and evaluation report (pdf files).
    • General education outcomes.
  • Institutional research: Results from surveys of students, alumni, & staff (pdf files).
  • Schedule (pdf file) and reporting checklist & template (Word documents) for periodic program review.
  • About the Voluntary Framework of Accountability project.

Northwest Missouri State University: Assessment Office

  • Information for students, including campus policy and a table of the local and national tests & surveys used.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University: Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Assessment calendar.
  • Information about and from NWOSU's assessment day (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Academic assessment
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes (html pages, pdf files).
    • Guide & resources for developing assessment plans (pdf files).
    • Materials from on-campus retreats & forums (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • General education assessment: General education competencies and a task force report on general education curriculum & assessment (pdf files).
  • Annual reports include assessment results & impacts (pdf files).
  • Student engagement: NSSE results (pdf file).
    • Still to come: Student satisfaction results.
  • Resources include NWOSU's strategic plan (pdf file) and information about the LiveText information management system.
Nyack College: Office of Institutional Assessment (New York)
  • Assessment model and information about the LOM (learning outcomes management) system.
  • Core (general education) learning outcomes and (pdf file) associated rubrics, and a sample curriculum mapping chart.
  • Program assessment rubric template and relationship to program learning goals.
    • The assessment model page includes a link to an Excel file of the template.
  • The glossary is an assessment manual that includes guidelines & examples (pdf file).
  • Downloadable resources also include guidelines & examples (pdf files).
  • Previous assessment information includes:
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes & curriculum maps (Excel file).
    • Reporting guide (pdf file) and template example (Excel file).
    • Summary reports (zipped archives of pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Oakland University: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (Michigan)

  • Assessment of student learning
    • Program assessment
      • About program assessment
        • Overview of assessment and academic program review.
        • University assessment plan and roles (Word documents) and summary of assessment methods (Excel file).
        • Examples of assessment impacts (Word document).
        • Information about assessment mini-grants and annual assessment awards (Word documents).
        • University assessment committee (UAC) annual report (Word document).
      • Academic departments' assessment plans and examples of assessment rubrics and reports (mostly Word documents, some pdf & Excel files).
      • University assessment committee (UAC) procedures, reporting templates & evaluation rubrics (Word documents, pdf & Excel files).
      • Materials from assessment award recipients (Word documents, pdf files).
      • Faculty resources: guidelines, sample rubrics, evaluation criteria, reporting formats and reporting template (Word documents, pdf files).
      • General resources: Assessment bibliographies (html page, Word document) and links to other assessment resources.
    • General education assessment
      • Overview.
      • General education outcomes.
      • Reporting forms for assessment plans & reports (Word documents).
      • See general resources, above.
      • Still to come: Assessment plans & reports.
    • Material from on-campus assessment-related events (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Institutional research

 Occidental College: Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning (California)

  • College-wide (general education) learning outcomes.
  • Academic departments
    • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
    • Program review calendar (pdf file).
    • The reporting template and other documents & reports are restricted to OC faculty & staff.
  • Assessment information for academic suppport and student affairs units is restricted to OC faculty & staff.
  • Resources include reporting forms (Word documents) and links to other assessment resources.
  • The institutional research site has some summary survey data. Detailed survey reports are restricted to OC faculty & staff.
Ohio Northern University: Office of Institutional Research
  • Progress report on assessment at ONU (pdf file).
  • University-wide (general education) learning outcomes & assessment methods.
    • NSSE and other survey results (pdf files).
  • Report (pdf file) and an introductory presentation (Powerpoint file) on general education assessment.
  • Templates (Word documents) and evaluation rubric (pdf file) for academic programs' annual report.
  • Assessment committee policy and charge.
  • Information about the CoursEval and Digital Measures information management systems. Access is restricted to ONU faculty & staff.

Ohio State University

  • College of Arts & Sciences: Curriculum & Assessment Services
    • General education (GE) assessment
      • Learning outcomes.
      • Historical documents include an assessment plan and some reports (pdf files).
      • Reports & requirements and the Sharepoint site are restricted to OSU faculty & staff.
    • Reports & requirements for assessment in academic majors is restricted to OSU faculty & staff.
    • Information about Arts & Sciences' exit survey (pdf files). Results are restricted to OSU faculty & staff.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • College of Pharmacy: Office of Assessment
    • Outcomes and curricular philosophy for PharmD program (pdf files).
    • Assessment-related presentations and resources (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
    • Still to come: Assessment reports.

Ohio University: Office of Institutional Research

  • Overview of assessment activities at OU.
  • The more examples link at the bottom of the page leads to:
    • OU's institutional assessment plan.
    • Learning objectives for general education and academic disciplines, and links (mostly pdf files) to survey reports and (older) academic-department assessment reports (Word documents).
    • Student involvement and engagement reports including NSSE results (pdf files).
    • General education learning outcomes and (pdf files) assessment reports.
    • Other, mostly older, assessment reports (pdf files, Word documents, html pages; some are restricted to OU faculty & staff).
Okanagan College: Office of Institutional Research (British Columbia)
  • Documents are pdf files.
  • Results from annual surveys of graduates.
    • College-wide highlights and results from graduates with apprenticeships. 
    • Individual academic programs' reports.
    • The accountability plans and reports on the Our Institution page include summaries of graduates' satisfaction data.
  • CCSSE results.
Oklahoma City Community College: Academic Outcomes Assessment Committee
  • Academic outcomes assessment (pdf files)
    • The faculty assessment handbook incudes:
      • Philosophy & history of assessment at OCCC.
      • FAQ.
      • Reporting forms for assessment plans and results.
      • An assessment glossary.
    • Forms for assessment plans & reports.
    • Committee mission statement and minutes.
  • General education assessment (pdf files)
    • Outcomes and associated rubrics.
    • Assessment plan and annual reports.
    • Committee minutes.
    • Other general education resources & documents, not necessarily related to assessment.
  • The curriculum and assessment pages include information about & from periodic program reviews (pdf files).

Oklahoma State University: Office of University Assessment and Testing

  • Program outcomes assessment plans and annual reports
    • Guidelines and examples for developing assessment plans and reports (Word documents, html page, pdf files).
    • Examples of assessment impacts.
    • Guide to UAT review & feedback about assessment plans & reports (pdf file).
    • Academic programs' latest assessment plans and annual reports were not available when last checked.
    • Information about assessment-related budget requests (html pages, Word documents, pdf files).
  • General education outcomes, (pdf files) rubrics and reports, and (pdf files and Google docs documents) training materials for & reports from assessment reviewers.
  • The FAQ includes information about assessment funding (mini-grants).
  • Reports from student and alumni surveys, including NSSE results (html pages, pdf files).

Old Dominion University: Office of Assessment (Virginia)

  • About assessment at ODU.
  • Information for ODU students about student assessments, including descriptions of university-wide assessments and instructions for participation.
  • University assessment includes
    • Mission and history of the assessment program. 
    • Fast facts from surveys of ODU students.
    • Cycle of campus-wide assessment activities.
    • FAQ.
    • Information about WEAVE, and (pdf files) rubrics for reviewing assessment plans.
  • Assessment results & reports are restricted to ODU faculty & staff.
  • Information about ODU's approach to assessing the SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia) general education competencies.
  • Toolbox with hints, guidelines, and suggestions for various assessment methods. Some of these include links to pdf files, Word documents, and online resources.
    • The Encyclopedia of assessment methodology is a general presentation about assessment (pdf file).
Oregon State University
  • Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation
    • Baccalaureate core (general education) assessment
      • About the core and the assessment process (including the core learning outcomes).
      • Step-by-step assessment guidelines & calendar.
      • Support tools include examples and templates (Word documents, Excel files).
      • Links include OSU websites and (pdf & Powerpoint files) reports.
    • Undergraduate program assessment
      • Assessment tips & guidelines.
      • Individual programs' learning outcomes.
      • Individual programs' use of performance assessment and high impact practice methods.
      • Report template (Excel file).
      • Information about classroom assessment, periodic program review, and the LEAP outcomes (pdf files).
      • The learning outcome tracking system is restricted to OSU faculty & staff.
    • Graduate and first professional program assessment
      • Overviews.
      • Graduate programs' assessment plans (pdf files).
    • Information about assessment mini-grants.
    • Bibliography (the download-format links are for bibliographic references, not for the books & articles themselves).
    • Information about & from the assessment council (agendas & minutes are pdf files).
    • Links to other Oregon state system institutions' assessment sites.
  • Office of Student Affairs Research, Evaluation, and Planning
    • History of assessment in OSU Student Affairs.
    • Annual report (pdf file).
      • Some survey reports are available online (pdf files), others are only available on campus.
    • Department assessment
      • Report summaries and annual reports (pdf files; individual department reports are restricted to OSU faculty & staff).
      • Reporting formats, examples, and review rubrics (Word documents).
      • Review schedule & assignments (pdf files).
    • Planning: Assessment handbook and resources (pdf files).
    • Newsletter (pdf files).
    • Training: Materials from on-campus workshops (pdf files, Prezi & Youtube presentations).
    • Information about & from the assessment council (minutes are pdf files).
Owens Community College: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Ohio)
  • Assessment & program review (PREP)
    • Guidelines, tips, & examples for developing & implementing assessment processes (pdf & Powerpoint files).
    • CAAP results (pdf files).
  • Research & reports includes some survey results (pdf files).
  • Information about & from the student learning assessment committee (minutes are pdf files).

Pace University: Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research (New York)

  • Overview of the site and a report (pdf file, Blueprint for Accountability) on the development of assessment activities at Pace.
  • Assessment plans & activities
    • University assessment plan (Word document, Powerpoint presentation).
    • School plans: Individual academic units' assessment plans (Word documents).
    • Assessment plans from (some) academic & administrative support units (Word documents, Excel files).
  • Questions & answers FAQ.
  • Information about standardized assessment instruments used at Pace.
  • About Pace's participation in AACU's Bringing Theory to Practice initiative (html pages, pdf files, Word documents).
  • Overview of NSSE results (Word document) and links to information about Pace initiatives related to NSSE benchmarks.
  • Information for students about assessment.
  • Assessment News newsletter (pdf files).
  • Assessment-related presentations & publications by Pace faculty & staff (pdf files).
  • Resources for staff and faculty include:
    • Introduction to assessment (Powerpoint file) and guidelines for assessing administrative & support units (Word document).
    • Links to other assessment resources (including a Word document with links to examples from other institutions).

Palm Beach State College: Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness (Florida)

  • General education learning outcomes, results, & assessment committee minutes. Results & minutes are pdf files; results reports include assessment methods.
  • Learning outcomes for academic programs and educational support services.
  • Learning outcomes & assessment methods for individual courses. Search by course number (course numbers & names can be found here); course outlines include outcomes & assessment methods.
  • Assessment resources: Tools for documenting & reporting program-level assessment plans & results, including:
    • Reporting templates (Word documents).
    • Access to assessment management tools is restricted to PBSC faculty & staff.
    • Institutional research data (pdf files).
    • Other resources include (pdf files):
      • Program review guidelines.
      • Outcomes assessment workbooks (manuals) for academic & student services programs.
Palo Alto College (Texas)
  • About assessment at PAC.
  • FAQ, glossary, and calendar.
  • General education assessment (mostly pdf files)
    • Overview.
    • The summary reports overview assessment methods & results.
    • Rubrics for class assignments related to PAC's general education competencies (outcomes).
    • Assessment guidelines, tips, and Cliff Notes (also see the additional supporting files).
    • CLA & CCLA reports.
  • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes & assessment reports, and an assessment report template & guidelines (pdf files). 
  • Resources include:
    • Materials from on-campus workshops (pdf files).
    • Annotated links to other assessment resources.
Pamlico Community College: Office of Planning, Research, & Effectiveness (North Carolina)
  • Assessment resources for faculty (pdf files).
    • Tips, guidelines, & examples for developing & implementing assessment processes.
    • Materials from an on-campus workshop.
  • Assessment resources for staff (pdf files).
    • Assessment planning & reporting form, with instructions.
    • Materials from an on-campus workshop.
  • Survey calendar (pdf file).
  • Links to other assessment resources (this page).

Paradise Valley Community College (Arizona)

  • Overview of assessment and course assessment at PVCC.
  • Assessment progress and results annual presentations and newsletter (Powerpoint & pdf files, Word document).
  • General education outcomes and associated rubrics, sample assessments, & results (html pages, pdfExcel, & video files, Word documents).
  • Out of class (student life & student services) assessment plan & reports (pdfPowerpoint, & Excel files, Word documents).
  • Information about & from the assessment committees (minutes are Word documents).
  • Informaton about periodic program review (Word documents).
  • Resources:
    • Assessment handbook. Each chapter is a pdf file.
    • Tips & guidelines.
    • Archived reports (pdf files, Word documents, html pages).
  • Access to the online assessment tool is restricted to PVCC faculty & staff.
Paul D. Camp Community College: Office of Assessment and Research (Virginia)
  • Assessment toolkit (pdf files).
    • Assessment plan (handbook).
    • FAQ.
    • Guidelines & tips for assessment & implementation.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Results from assessment of general education core competencies (pdf files).
  • Institutional effectiveness includes (pdf files):
    • College factbook.
    • Curriculum maps with program-specific learning outcomes.
    • Program assessments & review reports include learning outcomes, assessment methods, results, & impacts.
    • A strategic-planning benchmark report.
  • Results from surveys of students, alumni, & faculty,  including CCSSE reports (pdf files).
  • Access to online surveys (please do not enter anything in these online forms).

Pennsylvania State University

  • Expectations for academic program assessment.
  • FAQ.
  • Overview of academic program assessment.
    • Guidelines & links to resources for program assessment procedures, from Penn State's Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.
      • Other pages on this site also include links to Schreyer Institute resources.
      • The Schreyer Institute site includes information about grants for assessment and other teaching support projects.
  • Assessment tutorial (self-paced module); some pages include links to examples & additional resources (various formats).
  • Assessment reporting template (Word document) and guides (rubrics) for evaluating assessment plans & reports (pdf file).
  • Examples of PSU programs' assessment plans (pdf files).
  • Material from on-campus assessment events (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • NSSE results (pdf files).
  • Links to assessment resources (html pages, pdf & Powerpoint files), including some of the items listed above.
Pepperdine University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (California)
  • Assessment
    • Institutional learning outcomes.
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes.
    • General education learning outcomes and (pdf files) assessment reports.
    • Information about assessment mini-grants (the application is a Word document).
      • Use this link for the ASLC (Advancement of Student Learning Council) page.
  • Educational research: NSSE and CSS (College Senior Survey) reports on the national surveys page are restricted to Pepperdine faculty & staff.
  • See OIE for information about on-campus workshops.
  • Information about periodic program review (archived reports are restricted to Pepperdine faculty & staff).

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 

  • Annual assessment results and summary reports from some academic divisions (mostly Word documents, some pdf & Excel files).
    • Scroll down the main page for an assessment reporting template (Word document).
  • The annual strategies & planning summaries address both strategic planning & outcomes assessment (Word documents).
  • Student learning process: PCCUA's assessment plan and reports (older reports are Word documents; recent ones are pdf files) .
  • PCCUA's goals for assessment results and impacts (Word documents), and college-level changes that have been related to the assessment process.
  • Core competencies (general education) outcomes, assessment approach, and rubrics (Word documents), and CAAP results (Word documents and Excel files).
  • Program assessment: Plans, results, and impacts for some academic programs (Word documents). These are also summarized in the college-level assessment reports.
  • Results from surveys of students, alumni, and faculty (Word documents, Excel files, and Powerpoint presentations).
    • Scroll down the main page for links to more recent CCSSE and graduate survey results (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Guidelines for classroom assessment techniques (CATS) and guidelines and resources for other assessment & teaching techniques.
  • Information from and about the college assessment committee (Word documents).
  • Assessment newsletters (pdf files).
  • Miscallaneous (institutional research) data related to assessment and outcomes (Word documents).
  • Training and Other Sources include information about and resources from on-campus workshops.
  • Other sources include materials from on-campus workshops (Word & rtf documents) and a list of available books. 
Pikes Peak Community College: College Outcomes Assessment Team (Colorado)
  • General education outcomes.
  • PPCC's assessment plan and timeline, and results from a critical thinking assessment project (pdf files).
  • A summary of PPCC's assessment activities, with results from some general education and department assessments (pdf file).
  • Evidence and use of evidence: Highlights of general education assessment methods & results (pdf files) and an overview of some assessment impacts.
  • Resources
    • The COAT handbook (pdf file) includes overviews of committee activities and the PPCC assessment process, and information about funding (mini-grants) for departments' assessment activities.
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Plymouth State University (New Hampshire)

  • Individual academic departments' sites include their learning outcomes; some also have (pdf files) assessment reports.
Portland Community College: Learning Assessment Council (Oregon)
  • Reporting deadlines, guidelines & templates (Word documents, pdf files).
  • SAC (subject area committee) award winning assessment reports (pdf files).
  • About LAC (mostly pdf files).
  • Core (general education) outcomes and associated rubrics and potential assessment methods.
  • Individual academic programs' reports & plans for assessing the core outcomes (pdf files).
  • General resources include:
    • Information about assessment mini-grants and on-campus workshops (classes) about assessment.
    • PCC library resources and links to other assessment resources.

Portland State University: Institutional Assessment Council (Oregon)

  • Council business
    • About the IAC.
    • History of assessment at PSU.
    • What's new?: Recent activities & events (pdf files).
    • Meeting minutes, IAC charges, and annual reports are pdf files.
  • Campus wide learning outcomes
    • CWLOs: General education outcomes (the criteria are a pdf file) and outcomes tiers (course, program, campus-wide).
    • FAQ.
    • The process by which the outcomes were developed.
    • Assessment coverage.
    • Status reports (assessment results) and (pdf files) assessment examples.
    • Department roles in assessing campus-wide outcomes: Coverage, FAQ.
  • Student pathway
    • Examples of individual academic departments' approaches to the campus-wide outcomes (pdf files).
    • Showcase posters (Powerpoint file).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Prince George's Community College: Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (Maryland)
  • Overview of assessment at PGCC.
  • Handbook (pdf file).
  • Still to come: Assessment findings summary report.
  • Best practices webinars from TK20.
  • Tips, guidelines & planning checklists (pdf files).
  • Assessment-related presentations & publications from PGCC (pdf files).

Purdue University (Indiana)

  • The display on this page is based on NILOA's Transparency Framework. Click each "tile" for further menus.
    • University-wide undergraduate student learning outcomes.
    • Assessment plans:
      • Report on assessment of strategic planning (pdf file). 
      • Some colleges' assessment plans (pdf files) and rubric for evaluating assessment plans (Word document).
      • Student Affairs units' assessment reports include NSSE and other survey results (mostly pdf files).
    • Assessment activities: Information about student surveys used at Purdue.
    • Evidence of assessment and post-graduation data: Results from NSSE and other surveys of students and alumni (pdf files).
    • Use of assessment evidence: Reports from individual assessment projects (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Resources include 
      • Information about on-campus assessment assistance. 
      • Links to other assessment resources. (Other resource links are available from the Center for Instructional Excellence.)
      • Still to come: Information about assessment mini-grants.
  • Materials from an on-campus assessment forum (Powerpoint & pdf files).
  • Information about & from the assessment committee (coordinators team; minutes are pdf files).
Purdue University North Central (Indiana)
  • Assessment reporting
    • Annual report on assessment at PNC (Word document).
    • Pdf image of PNC's online assessment-reporting survey.
  • The general education policy includes PNC's learning outcomes.
  • Information about the assessment steering committee.
  • About PNC's Assessment Fest (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
  • The institutional research page includes a link to PNC's College Portrait.

Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • About Ramapo's assessment process (Word documents).
    • Planning materials include an overview of assessment, guidelines for developing & implementing assessment, and for reporting assessment plans & results.
    • Flowchart of Ramapo's assessment process.
  • Resources include:
    • FAQ (Word document).
    • A glossary.
    • College-wide and general education learning outcomes (html page, Word document; both are also available under curriculum and assessment).
    • Rubrics for some general education and discipline-specific outcomes, and (under assessment methods), guidelines for using rubrics (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Bibliography and links to other assessment resources.
    • Information about on- and off-campus assessment-related conferences & workshops.
  • Assessment Briefs newsletter (pdf files).
  • Data include:
    • CLA results (pdf file).
    • Institutional assessments: Information about and links to results from surveys & instruments including CLA and  NSSE (Word document).
  • Information about Ramapo's assessment committees (Word documents).
Reedley College (California)
  • SLO Blackboard page from the State Center Community College District (SCCCD): See RC Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment
    • RC assessment progress updates, status report (Word document), and course-assessment inventory (Excel file).
  • FAQ, including a link to the Assessment page (see below) and an FAQ (Word document) for adjunct faculty.
  • Glossary.
  • Outcomes
    • General education learning outcomes and (Word documents) assessment reports.
    • Learning outcomes from individual degree programs, and assessment report with program summaries (Word documents).
  • Assessment
    • Assesment reporting forms (Word documents) and timeline (Excel file).
    • The program review handbook includes an assessment timeline and reporting forms (Word document).
    • When last checked, the program and course assessment completion inventories on this page (Excel files) opened properly from Internet Explorer but not from other browsers such as Firefox.
Rhode Island College
  • Introduction to assessment for new faculty (pdf file, from NILOA).
  • General education outcomes, assessment plan, and (pdf files) pilot project results.
  • Overview of academic program assessment, with (Word documents) reporting form, report-evaluation rubric, and curriculum-mapping template (also available under forms and templates).
  • Overview of assessment in co-curricular programs, and (pdf file) student affairs assessment plan.
  • List of assessments: Information about assessment instruments & processes at RIC.
  • Assessment schedules.
  • CLA and NSSE results (pdf files).
  • Information about the assessment committee.
  • Assessment newsletters (pdf files).
  • Outcomes assessment reading lists (recommended readings, pdf files).
  • Supporting organizations: Links to assessment resources.
Rice University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Texas)
  • Guidelines for developing course- & program-level outcomes, curriculum maps, and an assessment plan.
  • Glossary.
  • Reporting cycle, guidelines, & templates for academic and administrative & support units (templates in pdf and Word form).
  • Guidelines & (video files) tutorials for the Qualtrics survey system. (Qualtrics access is restricted to Rice faculty & staff.)
  • Links to other resources.
Rochester Institute of Technology: Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Office (New York)
  • Institutional assessment
    • Overview.
    • Essential (general education) outcomes (also in the academic program profile [pdf file]).
    • Assessment planning map (matrix) and guide for administrative units (pdf files).
    • University assessment measures: Sources of institution-level data.
    • Glossary.
    • Information about RIT's assessment council and participation in a project to assist Board oversight of student learning & academic quality.
  • Academic program assessment
    • Overview.
    • FAQ.
    • Assessment plan guide, reporting form, checklist, & evaluation rubric (pdf files; the examples are restricted to RIT faculty & staff).
    • Resources and course level assessment: Guidelines & tips, including rubric examples.
    • Timeline for progress reports. (The examples and annual reports are restricted to RIT faculty & staff.)
    • Information about the assessment committee.
  • General education assessment
    • Overview. 
    • General education outcomes and associated rubrics (the rubrics themselves are restricted to RIT faculty & staff).
    • Framework and outcomes*framework alignment map (pdf files).
    • Assessment plan model & schedule (pdf files; the plan iteslf is restricted to RIT faculty & staff).
    • Plan (pdf file) for and presentation (Powerpoint file) about communicating general education assessment results (the reports are restricted to RIT faculty & staff).
    • Information about the general education committee.
  • Administrative & academic support unit assessment
    • Assessment planning map & guide (pdf files).
    • Status of individual units' assessment maps.
  • Assessment management system
    • Overview & training/support information for RIT's implementation of the Taskstream assessment management system.
    • Academic & administrative unit access to the system is restricted to RIT faculty & staff.
  • Assessment Office services & support.
  • RIT assessment news & announcements, and a list of upcoming assessment conferences.
  • Tips for assessment in an online environment.
  • Information about assessment grants (the application form is a Word document).
  • Assessment in Student Affairs.
    • Strategic planning goals and scorecard (pdf files).
    • Reporting form for department (strategic) plans (pdf file).
    • Assessing programs, services, & student development: Department plan matrix (Excel file) & co-curricular map (Word document).
    • Access to the Taskstream assessment management system is restricted to RIT faculty & staff.
Rockland Community College: Office of Outcomes Assessment (New York)
  • Overview of assessment at RCC.
  • Five year plan for assessment at RCC.
  • Assessment procedures (pdf files)
    • Five-year plan details and SUNY-system general education outcomes.
    • Reporting forms.
    • Examples.
  • Procedures & reporting template for the annual department assessment pilot project (pdf files).
  • Resources include
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Rosemont College (Pennsylvania)

  • Overview of learning goals/outcomes and assessment at Rosemont.

Rutgers University (New Jersey)

  • Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research
    • Assessment terms, plans, & conduct: Guidelines for designing departmental assessment plans. (Includes pdf link to a sample rubric.)
    • Notable ideas & practices (mostly pdf files): 
      • Links to some assessment resources.
      • Example of departmental learning goals.
    • Procedure for annual assessment reports (the checklist was not available when last reviewed).
    • Committees and university infrastructure for outcomes assessment.
    • Glossary.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning
    • Information about surveys of students and faculty (some are pdf files). Assessment reports include results from a survey of graduating seniors.
    • The Undergraduate Experience summarizes results from surveys of continuing and graduating students and of students who withdrew from the university (pdf files).
  • Assessment at Rutgers-Camden
    • Camden College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) assessment plan.
    • Individual academic departments' plans (pdf files).
    • Reporting forms (pdf files).
    • Best practice examples from CCAS programs' annual reports (pdf file).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • The Physics and Astronomy Education Research group's Scientific Abilities Project site includes assessment tasks, rubrics for assessing scientific abilities, and presentations on assessment of scientific abilities (pdf files).

Saginaw Valley State University (Michigan)

  • Academic program assessment at SVSU: Principles and (pdf file) periodic program review cycle.
  • Assessment materials
    • Assessment/planning report forms & examples (pdf & rtf files).
    • HLC self-study & final report (pdf files).
    • Reports & materials from on-site workshops are restricted to SVSU faculty & staff.
  • Administrative structure, roles, & responsibilities for the assessment process (pdf file).
 Salem State University (Massachussetts)
  • LEAP-based goals & learning objectives: SSU's university-wide (general education) learning outcomes (pdf file).
  • The glossary includes links to other assessment resources.
  • Individual academic departments' learning outcomes, assessment instruments & reports, & curriculum maps, and assessment instruments (mostly pdf files). What's there varies from department to department.
  • About SSU's participation in the Wabash national study of liberal arts education.
  • Information from & about SSU's assessment committee (minutes are pdf files) and faculty fellows program.
  • Materials from on-campus workshops (mostly pdf files; the agenda is a Word document).
Salt Lake Community College (Utah)
  • Overview (pdf files).
    • Assessment plan & timeline.
    • College-wide (general education) outcomes and guidelines for association with program- and course-level outcomes.
  • Help includes:
    • Tips & guidelines for developing & implementing outcomes assessment processes (pdf files).
    • Forms & templates for (Word documents) assessment plans, curriculum maps, and (pdf files,Word documents) rubrics & assessment guidelines for some general education outcomes.
    • Bibliographies and workshop presentations (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Documentation: Individual academic programs' learning outcomes, curriculum maps, and assessment plans (pdf files; Results are restcicted to SLCC faculty & staff).
  • Video examples & overviews from SLCC faculty.
  • Tips & guidelines for critical-thinking assessment assignments (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Assessment reports from student services units (pdf files).
Samford University: Office of Operations and Planning (Alabama)
  • History of assessment at Samford (pdf files).
  • Samford's model of assessment: Performance indicators and reporting forms for academic and administrative units and individual employees (pdf files).
    • The assessment form directory is restricted to Samford faculty & staff.
  • Office of Assessment
    • Overviews of assessment, reporting, & program review processes. (Individual units' annual assessment websites were not available when last checked.)
    • Assessment practice: Guidelines for planning & implementing assessment.
    • Resources (this page). 

San Francisco State University: Academic Planning and Development (California)

  • Overview of assessment at SFSU.
    • NSSE/FSSE, CLA, and SFSU's Student Pulse survey reports (pdf files).
    • The Academic Institutional Research page includes other survey results (mostly pdf files).
  • Form for reporting departmental assessment activities (Word document).
  • Guidelines, examples, and resources for program and classroom assessment (some pdf files).
  • Academic units' annual assessment reports (pdf files).
  • General education assessment
    • General information, including learning outcomes and SFSU's assessment approach, was not available when last checked.
      • The academic senate policies available from the program assessment page include SFSU's previous general education learning objectives & outcomes.
    • Unit-level assessment report example (pdf file).
  • Policies and guidelines for academic program review.

St. Ambrose University (Iowa)

  • Overview of  the annual assessment process.
    • Evaluation rubric for assessment reports (pdf file).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Assessment plans
    • Overview of the reporting process for academic programs & co-curricular units.
    • Institutional assessment plans and background (pdf files).
    • Student support service units' assessment plans (pdf files).
  • General education outcomes.
  • Assessment results & reports (mostly pdf files)
    • Program participation in the assessment process.
    • NSSE and other survey results.
    • CLA and MAPP results.
  • Resources include:
    • Material from on-campus workshops (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.

St. Cloud State University: Assessment Office (Minnesota)

  • About assessment
    • Overview of assessment at SCSU.
    • Flow chart of assessment responsibilities (pdf file).
    • Assessment steering committee minutes (Word documents, pdf files).
  • Liberal education (general education) assessment
    • Learning goals & outcomes.
    • Assessment reporting forms for each outcome (Word documents).
    • Liberal education policy documents (Word  documents) & information about assessment panels (pdf files, Word document).
    • Information about liberal education assessment for students was not available when last checked.
    • Links to other resources.
    • Most of the older documents including committee minutes & archival links are Word documents.
  • Plans & reports
    • Institutional assessment reports (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes & assessment plans (html pages, Word documents).
    • Form & guidelines for reporting assessment plans and results (Word documents).
  • Information about HLC's Assessment Academy (pdf files).
  • Resources include:
    • Assessment handbook and information about on-campus peer consultation and on-campus workshops.
    • Some SJSU colleges' assessment sites.
    • Information about assessment mini-grants (html pages, pdf files, Word documents).
    • Assessment newsletter (pdf files).
    • Bibliography and books, articles, etc. available in the Assessment Office library.
    • Links to other assessment resources, including discipline-specific links.
St. John's University (New York)
  • Unpacking assessment: About assessment, and about assessment at St. John's.
  • Assessment tools
    • St. John's core competencies and knowledge bases (general education outcomes).
    • Curriculum maps for core courses and the competencies & knowledge bases (pdf files).
    • Rubrics for the core competencies (pdf files; these were not available when last checked).
    • Guidelines & tips for developing & implementing assessment processes.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Higher Education Assessment blog.
  • The Office of Institutional Research site incudes:
    • The university's assessment plan (pdf file).
    • Information about WEAVEonline, a sample assessment report (pdf file), and read-only IDs/passwords for individual academic programs' assessment information.
    • Results from student surveys, including NSSE (pdf files).
    • Information about & guidelines for periodic academic program review (pdf files).
    • An article about assessing online learning (pdf file).
Saint Mary's College of California: Office of Institutional Research
  • Overview of assessment at Saint Mary's: 
  • Program assessment tips, guidelines, & reporting formats (pdf files).
  • Information about & from Saint Mary's assessment grant projects (pdf files).
  • The core curriculum section includes (general education) learning outcomes and (pdf file) an assessment plan.
  • Information about & from the on-campus assessment forum (pdf files; the video of the 2013 forum is restricted to Saint Mary's faculty & staff).
  • The institutional research site has results from surveys of students & alumni, including NSSE reports (pdf & Excel files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Saint Michael's College: Office of Institutional Research (Vermont)

  • Vice President's message about assessment.
  • Results from surveys of the senior class and alumni (pdf files).
  • College-wide assessment efforts includes NSSE results on spirituality & ethics and results from a survey about SMC's mission (pdf files).
  • Assessment of students in residence includes NSSE results and results from academic advising surveys (pdf files).
  • Information about entering students and retention (pdf files).
St. Olaf College: Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation (Minnesota)
  • About outcomes assessment at St. Olaf.
    • Includes links to most of the pages mentioned below.
    • Note: This page and selected assessment summaries are available via the Outcomes link on St. Olaf College's home page.
  • Intended learning outcomes
    • From individual academic programs.
    • General education outcomes and course guidelines.
    • Tips on developing and using outcomes statements.
  • Institutional reports
    • About assessment instruments used at St. Olaf.
    • Results from CLA, NSSE, etc., by instrument or topic (pdf files; some of the by topic reports are restricted to St. Olaf faculty & staff.)
  • General education assessment
    • Learning outcomes and guidelines for general education courses (pdf files).
    • Description & guidelines, and reporting templates (html pages, pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
    • Feedback for current students from seniors, alumni, & employers (pdf file Don't just check off those requirements!).
  • Department & program assessment
    • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes.
    • Annual assessment requests from the Dean (pdf files).
    • Examples and resources include
      • Tips for planning & implementing assessment, and college-wide assessment findings.
      • Examples of internal and external tests & surveys used at St. Olaf (pdf files, html pages).
      • General education rubrics from St. Olaf & the AACU (pdf files, Word documents).
      • Annotated links to other assessment resources (pdf file).
    • Information about assessment mini-grants (the application form is a Word document).
  • National recognition: Publications & presentations about assessment at St. Olaf (pdf files).
St. Petersburg College: Office of Academic Effectiveness and Assessment (Florida)
  • Overview of assessment at SPC (pdf file).
  • General education outcomes (pdf files).
  • Academic program review description, summaries (viability reports), and some individual programs' reports (pdf files).  The program-level reports include learning outcomes and assessment results.
  • Searchable general education and end-of-program assessment (educational outcomes) database of assessment reports (pdf files).
  • Results from surveys of students and alumni, including CCSSE reports.
  • Information about periodic academic program review (pdf files).
Sam Houston State University: Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (Texas)
  • FAQ (pdf file).
  • Assessment of SHSU's core curriculum 
    • Learning objectives and (pdf file) assessment plan.
    • Writing in the disciplines assessment pilot and (pdf file) rubric. 
      • When last checked, the project report was still to come.
    • Conference presentation about core curricuum assessment at SHSU (pdf file).
  • Deadlines for entering information into SHSU's online assessment tracking database (OATDB).
  • Resources (pdf files).
    • Additional conference presentations.
    • OATDB training workshop and user guide.
    • Rubric for evaluating assessment plans.
    • Guidelines for assessing online & distance-education programs.

San Jose State University (California)

  • Assessment process
    • Tips & guidelines for developing, implementing, & reporting assessment processes.
    • University learning goals (faculty senate policy, pdf file).
    • The reports archive of program learning outcomes was not available when last checked.
  • Program assessment (mostly Google Docs documents)
    • Overview of the program assessment process.
    • Annual reporting form.
    • Guidelines, suggestions, & examples for various parts of the process.
    • Other resources include some Google Docs documents, some YouTube videos, & some html pages.
  • General education assessment
    • General education outcomes, by area, with associated reporting forms (Word documents).
    • Reporting form for general education courses (Word documents) and individual course reports (pdf files).
  • Rubrics (pdf files, Word documents)
    • For evaluating assessment plans.
    • Examples for various general education & discipline outcomes.
  • Information about & from the assessment facilitation committee (agendas & minutes are Google Docs documents).
  • The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics site has information about assessment, including
    • Surveys used at SJSU, including NSSE results (pdf files).
    • SJSU's participation in the Wabash national study of liberal arts education.
San Juan College: Assessment Team (New Mexico)
  • General information
    • History of assessment at SJC.
      • Also see assessment history in the main menu.
    • Rationale: Overview of SJC's assessment process.
    • Descriptions of assessment and classroom assessment methods and techniques.
    • Reporting deadlines.
  • Assessment plans & reports
    • Brief overview of the planning & reporting process.
    • Individual academic units' plans & reports (pdf files).
  • Common (general education) student learning outcomes (CSLOS) and associated rubrics, and New Mexico state-level core competencies & assessment suggestions (pdf files).
  • Presentations and forms include the college's assessment plan & reporting form, Update newsletters, and assessment team presentations (Powerpoint & pdf files).
Santa Monica College: Institutional Effectiveness Committee (California)
  • ILOs (institutional learning outcomes) and core competencies (pdf file).
  • Outcomes assessment & reporting processes for instructional and student services/administrative units (pdf files).
  • Assessment reports from individual instructional programs (pdf files).
  • Annual institutional effectiveness reports (pdf files, institutional research data).
  • Information about & from the committee (agendas, minutes, & documents are pdf files).
  • Information about periodic program review (html pages, pdf files).
Santa Rosa Junior College (California)
  • About assessment at SRJC.
  • FAQ.
  • Institutional (general education) learning outcomes and (pdf files) assessment reports.
  • Guidelines and examples for certificate & major programs outcomes assessment (pdf files).
  • Guidelines for developing & assessing course-level student learning outcomes (the assessment plan template and the report form are Word documents).
  • Reporting forms & examples (Word documents & pdf files; some examples are restricted to Santa Rosa faculty & staff).
  • Showcase of examples (assessment projects & rubrics) from SRJC academic programs (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Student Services assessment process (Word document, pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Savannah State University: Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (Georgia)
  • Academic effectiveness
    • Tables have learning outcomes and assessment methods, results, & impacts for academic and general education programs (pdf & Excel files).
    • Academic programs' learning outcomes and curriculum grids (pdf files).
    • Templates and examples for academic program assessment (pdf & Excel files).
    • Academic program reviews are restricted to Savannah State faculty & staff..
  • Institutional effectiveness: Table with objectives, assessment methods, results, & impacts for administrative units (pdf & Excel files).
  • Links to online surveys of students, alumni, faculty, & staff, and results from some surveys (html pages, pdf files; please do not enter anything in the online forms).
  • Links to other assessment resources (this site).
Schoolcraft College: Office of Curriculum and Assessment (Michigan)
  • Overview of assessment at Schoolcraft.
  • About Schoolcraft's performance based learning approach to curriculum development.
    • The workbook is a pdf file.
    • Links to other resources.
  • Institutional assessment: Core abilities (general education outcomes), and associated (pdf files) course lists, rubrics, and updates on rubric development.
  • Overview of Schoolcraft's program assessment process.
  • About WIDS curriculum management & instructional design software (pdf file)
  • The Schoolcraft library has a "webliography" on higher education assessment with links to other resources.
Seattle Central Community College: Instructional Assessment Committee (Washington)
  • Overview of assessment at SCCC.
  • Forms & instructions: The report template is a Word document.
  • Resources and reports includes
    • SCCC's assessment history, timeline, and current approach.
    • (General education) learning outcomes.
    • Tips on developing learning outcomes and assessment processes.
    • Assessment reports from individual academic programs (recent reports are pdf files; reports in the pre-2006 Assessment Matters database are raw database entries and hard to read in a browser).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about periodic academic program review.
 Seattle University (Washington)
  • General education outcomes for undergraduate and graduate programs (home page links go to html versions; Learning Outcomes links go to pdf files).
    • Individual program websites include learning outcomes. Select Academics from the dropdown menu on the university's home page, then program types, and then individual programs.
  • Assessment plan reporting guidelines & templates (Word documents).
  • Membership of assessment committees.
  • Resources include:
    • Sample rubrics from SU programs (Word documents).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
Seton Hall University (New Jersey)
  • University assessment plan 
    • Reporting template (Word document).
    • FAQ (pdf file).
    • Rubric examples (Excel file).
    • The calendar and the (pdf file) landscape list types of assessment activities in place at SHU; highlights describe assessment activities in individual degree and co-curricular & administrative/support programs (the full curricular highlights document is a pdf file).
    • Outcomes (impacts) of some academic programs' assessment activities (pdf file).
  • Information about assessment grants (the grant application, on the resources page, is a Word document).
  • Past presentations from assessment committee meetings (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Shasta College (California)
  • General education learning outcomes, rubrics, & curriculum maps (pdf files, Word & rtf documents).
  • Foundational skills program learning outcomes, relationship maps, and assessment tools (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Institutional learning outcomes & assessment schedule (pdf file, Word document).
  • Assessment glossary and handbook (pdf files).
  • Reporting learning outcomes.
    • Online form for general education outcomes (please do not enter anything into this form).
    • Instructions for using TracDat to submit course & program learning outcomes (pdf file; TracDat access is restricted to Shasta faculty & staff).
  • Information about & from the student learning outcomes committee (pdf files, Word documents).

Shepherd University: Center for Teaching and Learning (West Virginia)

  • About assessment (includes information about the Assessor Refresher workshop [pdf file] and a Powerpoint file from the workshop).
  • Sample assessment plan & report (Word documents).
  • Where to begin has assessment reporting and review forms (Word documents).
  • Records of assessment activities (Word documents).
  • Information about and from standardized measures including NSSE, MAPP, & CLA (pdf & Excel files, Word documents).
  • Information about assessment mini-grants (the application form is a Word document).
  • Assessment task force minutes and review forms (Word documents; older minutes are pdf files).
  • WEAVE access is restricted to Shepherd U. faculty & staff.
Shippensburg University: Academic Affairs Assessment Team (Pennsylvania)
  • Why assess? overview.
  • About the AAAT.
  • Examples (pdf files)
    • Some assessment plans from Shippensburg degree and academic support programs.
    • NSSE results.
  • Professional development resources: Annotated links to other assessment resources.
  • Highlights of the assessment discussion forum are restricted to Shippensburg faculty & staff.
Sierra College: Office of Instruction (California)
  • Faculty & staff
    • Guidebook (handbook, pdf file).
    • Reporting forms (pdf files).
    • Individual academic programs' outcomes, curriculum matrix, & (some programs') assessment results (pdf files).
    • Information about the assessment committee.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Students
    • Institutional (general education) learning outcomes.
    • Program outcomes and (still to come) assessment results.
  • Accreditation
    • Information about periodic program review for academic and administrative & service units (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Information about the assessment task force.

Sinclair Community College (Ohio)

  • Assessment at Sinclair
    • History, policies, principles, & strategic plan for assessment at SCC.
    • Overview of methods for program and campus-wide (institutional) assessment, sources of assessment data, & guidelines for program outcomes reports.
  • Data sources used to assess student learning at SCC.
  • Assessment reports from some individual programs (not all links lead to reports; available reports are pdf files).
  • Resources
    • General education outcomes and rubrics (Word documents).
    • Online newsletters (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
    • Information about surveys and survey reports was not available when last checked.
  • SCC's strategic plans and (Word documents) information from periodic program reviews.
Skagit Valley College (Washington)
  • General education outcomes (Word document).
  • Individual degree/certificate programs' learning outcomes, assessment plans, and results (mostly Word documents).
  • CCSSE results (Excel & Powerpoint files, Word documents).

Skidmore College (NY)

  • Assessment plan (pdf files, html pages).
  • Goals for student learning and development (general education outcomes).
  • FAQ.
  • The college-wide and department and program assessments, and reports on the institutional research page, are restricted to Skidmore faculty & staff.
  • Assessment-related publications by Skidmore faculty & staff and others (pdf file).

Slippery Rock University (Pennsylvania)

  • About SRU's culture of assessment.
  • Assessment principles (pdf file) & calendar.
  • University-wide (general education) learning outcomes (pdf file) and an overview of SRU's process for assessing writing competency within the disciplines.
  • Assessment by college: Individual academic & student life programs' assessment reports (pdf files).
  • Assessment month activities and (pdf files) poster competition form., guidelines, & past winners, and materials (Powerpoint & pdf files) from SRU's annual assessment event.
  • Assessment coordinators' annual reports (pdf files).
  • Assessment committee agendas & minutes (mostly pdf files).
  • Institutional assessment includes:
    • SRU's institutional assessment plan (pdf file).
    • NSSE results (pdf & video files).
    • A survey of first-year seminar students (pdf files).
    • Note: The CLA link leads to SRU's College Portrait rather than to CLA results.
Southeast Missouri State University
  • Annual assessment reports (pdf files): 
    • Calendar and report format & guidelines.
    • Evaluation rubric and department status trends.
  • Assessment methods
    • University-wide: Information for students about SMSU's writing proficiency test.
    • Departments, units, & programs:
      • Assessment plan & history.
      • FAQ: Busy Chairperson's Guide.
      • Information about SMSU's HLC accreditation and AQIP projects (pdf files).
  • Information about assessment funding (mini-grants). 
    • Forms are pdf files; the Dropbox for proposals is restricted to SMSU faculty & staff.
Southeastern Illinois College
  • SIC's assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Brief history of assessment at SIC
  • Assessment & program review calendars (pdf files).
  • Resources include
    • Glossary, & FAQ for students.
    • Assessment manual (pdf file).
    • An inventory of assessment activities at SIC.
    • The assessment reporting form includes SIC's general education outcomes (pdf file).
    • Toolbox 
      • Assessment toolkit and muddiest points (pdf files).
      • Links to other assessment & rubric resources.
    • Assessment-committee minutes (pdf files).
  • Departmental assessment plans & results and program review information are restricted to SIC faculty & staff.

Southeastern Louisiana University: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

  • Institutional effectiveness (pdf files)
    • Policies & guidelines.
    • Institutional effectiveness reports for individual academic programs.
  • Surveys: Results from surveys of students, alumni, faculty & staff (pdf files). Includes NSSE results.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Senior assessment: Brief description of assessment in the major.
  • General education assessment
    • General education learning goals & outcomes.
    • History of general education assessment at SOSU.
    • General education assessment plan and report (pdf files).
    • General education council information was not available when last checked.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness

  • Assessment of academic programs
    • Assessment plan reporting templates & evaluation rubrics (pdf files).
    • Overview of and (Word documents) templates for annual performance reports.
    • Information about periodic program review (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Assessment resources
    • Information about assessment committees.
    • Information about on-campus faculty development workshops. Some address assessment topics.
  • Current assessment activities
    • General education assessment (pdf files).
      • Learning objectives, assessment plan, & timeline.
      • Assessment pilot plan and rubrics.
      • Also see the AQIP action project report on general education assessment (pdf file).
    • About SIUE's senor assignment
      • The program funding evaluation rubric is a Word document. The travel fund description and application are pdf files.
    • Alumni survey reports (pdf & Excel files).
  • Other resources include:
    • History of assessment at SIUE.
    • Overview of assessment of student learning.
    • The relationship between assessment of learning outcomes and assessment of teaching.
    • The lending library list is a Word document.
  • OAIE's resources list include links to other assessment resources.
Southern Oregon University
  • Overview.
  • Institutional assessment
    • Assessment plan and evolution of assessment at SOU (pdf files, Word documents).
      • The CLA presentation includes an overview of planned assessment methods (pdf file).
    • Individual programs' learning outcomes (Word documents).
    • About periodic academic program review (pdf files, Word documents).
      • Also see the presentation on academic assessment & program review (pdf file).
    • Presentations include CLA results (pdf files).
  • Program assessment
    • Program evaluation rubric (Word document).
    • Guidelines for writing effective learning outcomes (Word document).
  • Course design & assessment: Proposal & review forms for university studies courses, emphasizing general education outcomes (Word documents).
  • Suggested rubrics for general education outcomes (Word documents).
Southern State Community College (Ohio)
  • Note: This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer. Other browsers may not function properly with it.
  • Individual academic programs' & disciplines' assessment plans & timelines (pdf files).
    • Still to come: Program/discipline assessment reports.
  • CORE (general education) learning outcomes & assessment plan (pdf files).
  • The gallery includes survey & other reports, including CCSSE results (pdf files).
  • Resources include
    • Guidelines & workshop materials (pdf & gif files).
    • Reporting forms (Excel file, Word document).
Southwest Baptist University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (Missouri)
  • Surveys and instruments used for university-wide assessment.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (Arizona)
  • Overview of academic assessment at SCNM. (Much of this information is also in the pdf file SCNM Comprehensive Academic Assessment Program.)
  • Institution-wide learning outcomes.
  • Timelines for assessment activities (pdf files).
  • Reporting template for assessment plans & results (pdf file).
  • Assessment instruments used, with examples (pdf files).
  • Assessment findings: Program results and assessment committee evaluation template (pdf files).
  • Bibliography and links to other assessment resources.
Southwestern Illinois College
  • About assessment at SWIC.
  • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
  • Levels of assessment: Overview of course-, program-, and institution-level assessment at SWIC.
    • Institution level includes general education core competencies.
    • These pages include links to the worksheets & templates mentioned below (Word documents, Excel files).
  • Learning goals (outcomes) and course matrices from individual academic disciplines & programs (pdf files).
    • This page has some programs' assessment reports as well as the learning goals & course matrices (pdf files).
  • Reporting templates (Word documents, Excel files) & guidelines.
  • Video shorts about how to assess student learning (from California State University, Long Beach).
  • The annual assessment summary reports include some college and program assessments & results (pdf files).
  • Information about SWIC assessment committees.
Spokane Community College (Washington)
  • College-wide abilities (general education goals & outcomes) and associated rubrics (pdf files).
  • SCC Outcomes FAQ. (Note: Outcomes documents from individual academic programs are restricted to SCC faculty & staff.)
  • Information about regional assessment-related events.
  • Resources for assessment 
    • Assessment tools created by SCC faculty (Word documents).
    •  Links to other assessment resources.
    • Assessment books available on campus.
Springfield College (Massachussetts)
  • Overview of assessment at Springfield, with guidelines & example.
  • Outcomes and assessments: General education outcomes and examples of assessment methods (pdf file).
  • Overview of NSSE results.
Stanford University: Institutional Research & Decision Support (California)
  • FAQ.
  • These resources (pdf files) are restricted to Stanford faculty & staff:
    • Assessment Tools handbook.
    • Templates and examples for assessment plans, reports, rubrics, and curriculum maps.
    • A list of references and an annotated bibliography .
  • References also includes a link to this website. 
  • On the institutional research site, the survey research page has information about & from surveys of Stanford students. (The sample surveys are pdf files).
Stark State College: Office of Institutional Research and Planning (Ohio)
  • General education purpose statement and learning outcomes (pdf files).
  • Academic assessment
    • Handbook (pdf file).
      • Presentation on assessing co-curricular programs (pdf & Powerpoint versions).
      • General education learning outcomes (pdf file).
    • Rubrics for general education outcomes (Word documents).
    • Assessment timeline (pdf file) and reporting templates & examples (Word documents & templates, Excel files).
    • Annual summaries and division-level assessment reports (pdf files).
  • Co-curricular assessment: Support units' goals; some pages include (pdf files) assessment reports.
  • Books available in the OIRP library and links to other assessment resources.

State University of New York: Office of Academic Programs, Planning and Assessment

  • Assessment
    • System-wide assessment policy (html, pdf, & Word versions).
    • Instructions for the academic programs dashboard (html and Word formats; the dashboard itself is restricted to SUNY-campus faculty & staff).
    • System-wide general education outcomes and rubrics (pdf files, Word documents).
    • General Education Assessment Review (GEAR) guide to campus-level general education assessment (html, pdf, & Word versions).
    • Reporting templates for campus-level assessment reports (html and Word formats).
    • Information from the SUNY Council on Assessment: Blog, and information about SUNY-based and other assessment-related events.
    • SUNY Learning Network survey of students' experience with online and blended-format courses (please do not enter enything into this online form).
    • Information about SUNY's student opinion survey was not available when last checked.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Note: See the individual entries for notes on assessment at each campus: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Buffalo State, Cortland, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Erie CC, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fredonia, Geneseo, Oneonta, Potsdam, Rockland CC, Stony Brook.

State University of New York at Cortland: Office of Institutional Research & Assessment

  • Presentation on SUNY-Cortland's assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Institutional reporting (pdf files)
    • The general education program description & committee report include learning outcomes and information about assessment methods (pdf files). The assessment plan & results are restricted to SUNY-Cortland faculty & staff.
    • NSSE results (the full results are restricted to SUNY-Cortland faculty & staff).
    • Student opinion survey 
      • Information about the SOS, and multi-year comparison (pdf files).
      • The summary reports and appendixes are restricted to SUNY-Cortland faculty & staff.
  • Links to other planning and assessment resources (pdf files).

State University of New York at Geneseo

  • About assessment and about Geneseo's assessment structure.
  • FAQ and assessment blog.
  • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes and assessment reports.
  • General education assessment:
    • A description of SUNY-wide procedures for assessing general education.
    • Geneseo's general education assessment plan (pdf file).
    • General education outcomes & (pdf files) rubrics, and each area's assessment reports.
  • This year in program & general education assessment: Timetables & reporting instructions.
  • Geneseo's online process for recording assessment results.
  • Information about & from the academic program assessment committee (APAC; reports are html pages and pdf & Excel files).
  • About Geneseo's ASSESStivus ("Assessment for the rest of us") annual meeting. (ASSESStivus presentations are restricted to Geneseo faculty & staff.)
  • Links to other assessment resources.

State University of New York at Potsdam: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

  • Planning & assessment
    • Academic assessment
      • Planning & reporting process
        • Potsdam (general education) learning outcomes.
        • Process snapshot, instructions, & templates (Word documents).
        • Evaluation rubric (pdf file).
        • Archived prior versions (pdf files).
      • Schedule (pdf file).
      • Individual academic units' assessment plans, and some units reports (pdf files).
      • General education assessment reports & presentations (pdf files).
      • Information about assessment mini-grants (pdf file, Word documents).
      • Information from the assessment committee (pdf files).
      • Schedule & guidelines for periodic academic program review (pdf files).
    • Administrative assessment
      • Overview of the planning & reporting process.
      • Schedule (pdf file) & reporting templates (Word documents).
      • Some units' descriptions & mission statements.
      • Still to come: Individual units' assessment plans & reports.
  • Other assessment resourcesthis page, and various pdf files.
  • Survey reports, including NSSE and SUNY-system survey results (pdf files).
  • SUNY Potsdam's Middle States self study (pdf files; links marked on campus are restricted to SUNY Potsdam faculty & staff).
Stephen F. Austin State University (Texas)
  • The pages linked from the right-hand menu combine links to SFASU assessment resources and resources elsewhere.
    • There is a wide range of non-SFASU resources. See the menu topics.
    • Many of these links are also in SFASU's assessment handbook (a Word document of links).
    • The notes below indicate links to SFASU's own assessment-related pages & documents.
  • SFASU reporting and assessment timelines are in the assessment calendar (pdf file) and SFASU planned assessment schedule (Excel file).
  • SFASU core curriculum (general education) assessment guidelines, schedules, & reports (pdf files & Word documents, in core assessment).
  • Assessment tips & guidelines include:
    • An orientation to learning outcomes (Powerpoint file, in Student learning outcomes).
    • A glossary (pdf file, in Assessment terminology).
  • Reporting formats, instructions, & examples include:
    • Enhancing closing the loop (Word document, in Administrative and support units).
    • An outcomes template & examples, an assessment flow chart, and a rubric for evaluating outcomes assessment reports (Word documents & pdf file, in Program assessment).
    • Overview, guidelines instructions, & examples for academic, administrative, & support units' TracDat reports (pdf files, in TracDat; TracDat access is restricted to SFASU faculty & staff).
  • Materials from on-campus assessment workshops (pdf & Powerpoint files).
Stony Brook University (SUNY): Faculty Center in Teaching, Learning & Technology (New York)
  • Note: most FCTLT resources & additional details on these pages are pdf files. Some pages also have links to non-FCTLT resources.
  • About assessment.
  • Roles & responsibilities.
  • Assessment tools & methods.
  • Tips & guidelines for designing an assessment plan.
  • Worksheets for designing course-level assessment.
  • General education assessment.
  • Formative & mid-term assessment.
  • Resources include a checklist and (Word document) template for program assessment plans.
  • FCTLT's assessment-related services.
  • Access to Blackboard and to course evaluation pages is restricted to Stony Brook students, faculty, & staff.
SUNY Fredonia: Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (New York)
  • Overview of assessment at SUNY Fredonia.
    • Guidelines for assessment plans (html page) and a reporting template and feedback form (pdf files) are available from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or the College of Visual & Performing Arts assessment pages.
      • These pages also have individual degree programs' assessment plans & curriculum maps (pdf files).
    • Information about assessment in the College of Education and the School of Business.
    • General education assessment 
      • Fredonia's general education assessment policy and information about the SUNY System's general education (GER) assessment cycle (pdf files, html page).
      • Assessment reports for various general education categories (Word documents, pdf files).
    • Overview of assessment in student affairs and administrative units (the administration and university advancement divisons' annual reports are pdf files).
    • Information about instruments used for campus-wide outcomes assessment.
    • Guidelines for periodic academic program review (Word documents, pdf files).
  • Information & resources include:
    • An overview of assessment.
    • Overviews & guidelines for assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness, for assessment methods, and for documenting assessment plans & reports.
    • A glossary and links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about the campus assessment committee.
SUNY College at Oneonta (New York)
  • Assessment at the College of Oneanta
    • Assessment plan (pdf file) and college comprehensive (strategic) plan.
    • Information about assessment & Middle States' (MSA) accreditation.
  • Assessment of academic programs
    • General education assessment process and (pdf files) reporting forms.
    • Schedule for assessing academic degree programs and roles of key participants.
    • The guidelines for program review emphasize the assessment components.
    • Information about Oneanta's general education and academic program assessment committees.
    • Classroom assessment techniques
      • About Oneanta's teaching breakfasts.
      • Middle States' assessment guidebooks (pdf files).
  • Resources include links for assessment conferences and (pdf file) Middle States accreditation standards.
    • The classic resources were not available when last checked.
  • What's New: Information about Oneanta's assessment mini-grants programs (Word documents).
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Assessment Office (New York)
  • Policies on institutional effectiveness and outcomes assessment (pdf files).
  • Internal academic program assessment
    • Assessment policy, schedule, & self-study guide (pdf files).
    • Assessment plans & annual reports from individual academic programs include learning outcomes, curriculum maps, assessment methods, results, & impacts (Word documents, pdf files).
  • Information about external academic program review & discipline-specific accreditation (pdf files).
  • Administrative unit assessment: Individual units' assessment plans & reports (Word documents).
  • Links to Middle States and other assessment resources, including the assessment section of ESF's most recent accreditation review (pdf files).
  • Still to come: Data collection schedule.
SUNY New Paltz (New York)
  • Assessment philosophy & guidelines.
  • Assessment forms include a template and reporting forms for academic and administrative units (pdf files).
  • Resources
    • Assessment steering committee report (pdf file).
    • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
    • A guide to course-embedded assessment.
    • Links to other assessment resources (html pages, pdf files).
  • General education (GE Board)
    • FAQ.
    • Reporting forms for assessment plans (pdf files).
    • Documents & forms include a checklist for assessment plans and sample assessment plans, reports, rubrics, & work products (pdf files).
    • Closing the loop guidelines and (rtf file) assessment plan cover sheet.
    • SUNY system requirements for general education (pdf files) and general education assessment review (GEAR) process.
    • Archived previous assessment plans & processes (pdf files).
    • Information about & from the General Education Board (minutes are pdf files).
  • Guidelines for periodic academic program review (pdf file).
SUNY Plattsburgh (New York)
  • Overview of assessment at SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • University assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Policies & procedures
    • Overview & guidelines for assessment. 
    • General education assessment cycle & method.
  • University-wide (general education) learning outcomes for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Assessment reporting forms (Word documents).
  • Individual academic and administrative/support departments' assessment reports (pdf files).
  • Institutional effectiveness plan and reports (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Swarthmore College: Office of Institutional Research (Pennsylvania)
  • Overview of assessment at Swarthmore.
  • Guidelines for academic assessment and program review.
  • Overview of assessment in support & administrative areas, with some individual areas' reports.
  • Information about institution-wide assessment activities, and results from a student exit survey and (pdf files) from retention & graduation studies.
  • Resources
    • FAQ.
    • Guidelines for assessing learning goals, with links to other resources. Other goals are guidelines & resources for assessment in co-curricular, administrative, & support areas.
    • Assessment basics has tips and links to other resources.
    • Tools and general examples include links to other resources.
    • Documents include:
      • Swarthmore's academic assessment plan (pdf files).
      • Guidelines for department & program reviews.
      • Presentations about assessment (pdf files).

Syracuse University: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (New York)

  • University assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Assessment of programs or projects: Guidelines for planning and implementing assessment processes.
  • Assessment of student learning
    • History of assessment at SU.
    • Guidelines and templates for assessment plans and reports (pdf files).
    • pdf documents with links to information about assessment from discipline-specific assessment bodies and professional associations.

Tarleton State University (Texas)

  • Guide to developing an assessment plan (rtf & Word document versions; includes links to pdf files, html pages, & Word documents with examples).
  • FAQ & glossary.
  • Academic-program assessment
    • Resources
      • Documents & handouts on best practicessample size (pdf files),  course mapping, & signature assignments and a mini-manual (Word documents).
      • About assessing students' technology competence.
      • Annual report guidelines (Word document).
      • Report examples (Word documents, Excel file).
      • Assessment-related books in TSU's library (pdf file).
      • Links to other assessment resources.
      • Template for reporting assessment sustainability (multi-year assessment timeline; Excel file).
  • General education and core-course assessment
    • Advisory council
      • Core categories and associated general education learning outcomes.
      • Forms for course-level evaluation (assessment plans) in each category (Word documents).
      • Committee minutes & reports, including an assessment report (pdf files).
    • Core course assessment, with an example for general education course assessment & reporting (sample EEO reportpdf file).
  • Evaluation rubrics & checklists for academic & budgetary (administrative) unit assessment plans (Excel files), and general resources for using rubrics in assessment.
  • Information from & about the assessment committee (older minutes are Word documents; newer ones are pdf files).
    • Forms for committee evaluation of academic & administrative units' assessment plans & reports (Excel files, Word documents).
  • Assessment timeline and "reminder" checklists (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Guidelines for assessment reporting with WEAVEonline (Word & rtf documents, html pages; WEAVE access is restricted to TSU faculty & staff).
  • The Office of Institutional Research has CLA and NSSE/FSSE results as well as results from TSU on-campus surveys (pdf files)
Temple University: Academic Affairs, Assessment and Institutional Research  (Pennsylvania)
  • Overview of assessment at Temple.
  • Assessment dashboard
    • Examples of assessment at Temple.
    • Library resources include bibliographies and links to online resources.
    • Newsletter and announcements about on-campus training & assistance.
    • Information & tutorials for Blackboard Outcomes.
      • Blackboard access is restricted to Temple faculty & staff.
      • The guidelines for assessment plan components were not available when last checked.
    • Assessment cycle resources.
      • Planning assessment information for periodic program review.
      • Undergraduate competencies (outcomes).
      • Assessment examples on Temple websites.
      • University strategic initiatives.
    • The deputy provost's assessment page was not available when last checked.
  • Information about periodic program review.
  • Assessment in the College of Liberal Arts
    • Overview of assessment.
    • FAQ.
    • Tips & guidelines for writing an assessment plan.
    • Links to other assessment resources.

Texas A&M University: Office of Institutional Assessment

  • Outcomes achievement: General education learning outcomes and (pdf file) assessment report.
  • Information about assessment projects related to general education outcomes (rubrics are pdf files).
  • Resources include (html pages, pdf files):
    • Guidelines for writing outcomes, using rubrics, etc.
    • Assessment methods, examples, & terminology.
    • Guidelines for writing annual reports.
    • Rubric for evaluating assessment plans.
    • TAMU's institutional effectiveness plan.
    • Materials from annual assessment conferences.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about & from assessment committees (pdf files).
  • About the most recent TAMU assessment conference, and (mostly pdf files) materials from on-campus workshops.
  • Guidelines for using WEAVEonline. (WEAVE access is restructed to TAMU faculty & staff.)

Texas A&M International University: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

  • Assessment reports from individual academic, administrative, and support units, with outcomes, assessment methods, summaries of results, and impacts (html pages, pdf files, Word documents).
    • Evaluation rubric for assessment reports (Word document).
    • Instructions for the Digital Measures data management system.
    • Core curriculum (general education) reporting templates (Word documents) & reports (pdf files).
    • Template for committee & department minutes (Word document).
  • Initiatives (online resources) include TAMIU's institutional effectiveness plan, an assessment practitioner's manual and checklist for evaluating assessment plans & reports (pdf files). The manual includes a bibliography and links to other online assessment resources.
    • Guidelines for periodic program review (Word documents, pdf file). 
    • Individual academic programs' curriculum maps (Word documents).
    • Information about TAMU-IE's quality enhancement plan.
  • Results from surveys of students (including CLA & NSSE/FSSE results) and from administrative-unit clients (html pages, pdf files).

Texas Christian University: Office for Assessment and Quality Enhancement

  • Assessment calendar.
  • Assessment
    • Assessment manual (pdf file) and rubric (Word document) for evaluating assessment plans.
    • TCU user manual for WEAVEonline (WEAVE access is restricted to TCU faculty & staff).
    • School/college mission statements (html pages, pdf files).
    • Books in TCU's assessment library (these are citations, not links).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Presentations about assessment (Powerpoint & pdf files). 
  • Links other presentations (pdf files) and resources.
  • Guidelines (Word documents) and calendars for academic program review.

Texas Tech University: Office of Planning and Assessment

  • Assessment resources
    • Handbook (pdf file).
    • Information about assessment (mini-grant) stipends (Word document).
    • Books in OPA's library.
  • Assessment reports (pdf files)
    • Results from CAAP, CLA, NSSE, and other instruments.
    • College of Education annual report.
  • Closing the loop reports from individual courses (Word documents).
  • Online newsletters (pdf files).
  • Information about & from the TTU Assessment Network, including pdf & Prezi presentations from TAN meetings.
  • Faculty & staff spotlights: About TTU "assessment champions."
  • External links include:
    • Core curriculum (general education) areas.
    • VSA home page (not a direct link to TTU's College Profile).
    • Information about & from TTU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and the Ethics Center that continues the QEP's work (mostly pdf files).
  • Manual (Word document) and training videos for TracDat (TracDat access is restricted to TTU faculty & staff).
  • Resources from TTU's Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center include:
    • FAQ.
    • Sample outcome statements.
    • Information about TLPDC workshops.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
 The American University in Cairo: Office of Data Analytics and Institutional Research
  • Assessment at AUC: University (general education) learning outcomes.
  • Assessment resources
    • Plans, reports & templates:
      • Assessment guides (handbooks) for academic programs and administrative and support units (pdf files).
      • Guiding principles for assessment (pdf file).
      • Templates for curriculum maps (Excel file) and syllabi (pdf file).
      • Sample exit survey (pdf file).
      • Program review guide (Word document).
      • Reporting deadlines.
    • Information about program & unit review was not available when last checked.
    • Online newsletter (pdf files).
    • AUC on-campus workshops and national/international assessment conferences.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Institutional effectiveness: Results from surveys of students, alumni, and faculty & staff (pdf files). Student surveys includes NSSE results.
The Catholic University of America: Office of Planning, Research, and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (Washington, DC)
  • University learning outcomes assessment
    • University assessment plan (pdf file).
    • Individual degree programs' goals (outcomes) & assessment measures, annual key findings reports, and multi-year major findings reports (pdf files).
    • Examples of rubrics used by CUA programs (pdf files).
    • Course syllabi and information about student course evaluations are restricted to CUA faculty & staff.
  • Survey results, special assessment projects, and information from & about the assessment council are restricted to CUA faculty & staff.
The College of New Jersey
  • Resources include:
    • The assessment & survey calendars were not available when last checked.
    • Tips & guidelines for planning assessment and using surveys, rubrics, & assessment results (pdf files, Word documents).
    • Assessment results you can use includes NSSE/FSSE results (pdf files).
    • School/program assessment information is restricted to TCNJ faculty & staff.
  • Archived assessment results from the CLA and a survey of TCNJ faculty assessment practices (pdf files).
    • Archived documents include presentations at on-campus events (pdf files).
  • Guidelines & tips for Qualtrics survey software.
  • Assessment information related to Middle States accreditation (pdf files).
The New School (New York)
  • Overview of assessment.
  • Program assessment
    • Planning & reporting templates (pdf files).
    • Guidelines & tips for developing & implementing an assessment process (pdf files, html pages).
  • Some individual academic programs' learning outcomes (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
Thomas Nelson Community College: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (Virginia)
  • Assessment timeline (pdf file).
  • Goals, outcomes, measures, and targets: Tips & guidelines for developing program assessment processes (pdf file).
  • Rubric to evaluate assessment plans and reports (pdf file).
  • Instructions for the WEAVEonline assessment management system (pdf file; WEAVE access is restricted to TNCC faculty & staff).
  • Assessment newsletter (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

Tidewater Community College: Office of Student Outcomes Assessment (Virginia)

  • History & guidelines for the annual program assessment report.
  • Brief overview of assessment data available from SOA.
  • Assessment tookit
    • Annotated links to other assessment resources.
    • Tips for writing outcomes and selecting outcomes measures, with examples.
    • Annotated links to assessment-related articles and to assessment reports from other Virginia community colleges (pdf files).
    • Online assessment newsletter (pdf files).
  • VCCS (Virginia Community College System) core competency assessment (html pages, pdf files, Word documents; many of the links are no longer available or go to out-of-date information)
Tiffin University: Office of Assessment and Accreditation (Ohio)
  • Information from & about TU's assessment advisory council & committee.
  • About assessment (overview) and results from student surveys including NSSE (html pages, pdf files, Word documents, mht files [these open in Internet Explorer]).
  • The assessment guidelines manual (pdf file) includes an overview of the assessment process at TU and guidelines & examples for developing assessment plans & reporting results
  • Guidelines for developing program assessment plans and reports, plus:
    • Selected material from the Guidelines manual, including general education learning outcomes.
    • Examples of TU programs' learning outcomes.
    • Program assessment plans & reports (Word documents).
  • Annual reports summarize university- and program-level assessment activity (pdf files).
  • Rubrics & instructions for assessing TU's writing across the curriculum program (Word documents). The sample report (Excel file) was not available when last checked.
Tohono O'odham Community College (Arizona)
  • The assessment plan includes general knowledge goals (general education outcomes) and assessment methods (pdf file).
  • FAQ.

Towson University: Office of Assessment (Maryland)

  • Guidelines & templates:
    • The phase-in schedule includes an overview of Towson's assessment processes (pdf file).
    • Glossary (pdf file).
    • University core (general education) outcomes & assessment process (pdf file).
    • Core course reporting templates (Word documents).
    • Program assessment reporting template and overview table (Word documents).
    • The assessment best practices examples are restricted to Towson faculty & staff.
    • Assessment tools include assessment-method examples from Towson and elsewhere (pdf files).
    • Information about periodic program review and institutional effectiveness reporting (Word documents, pdf files).
    • Guides for using the ComplianceAssist information management system (pdf files). Compliance Assist and SharePoint access is restricted to Towson faculty & staff.
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Assessment council minutes (pdf files).
Triton College: Academic Assessment Committee (Illinois)
  • Assessment policy (pdf file).
  • Handbook (pdf files).
  • Online forms for reporting assessment plans, implementation, & results (please do not enter anything into these forms). 
    • The outcomes mapping forms are Excel & pdf files.
    • The course outline form is a Word document.
  • Individual academic programs' general education and program outcomes maps (pdf files).
  • Assessment data & information
    • Assessment committee minutes (pdf files).
    • The general education assessment plan (timeline) includes Triton's general education outcomes (pdf file).
    • Individual academic programs' assessment plans & reports (pdf files; recent reports were not available when last checked, but archived reports were).
    • Report on progtams' assessment implementation.

Troy University: Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness (Alabama)

  • Pp. 2-4 of the Institutional Planning & Effectiveness Handbook describe requirements for academic programs' assessment plans and reports (pdf file).
  • Survey reports (pdf files). The online surveys were not available when last checked.
  • HOMER, Troy's online assessment reporting system. In the institutional effectiveness section:
    • The overview has a section on Troy's assessment processes (pdf file).
    • Individual academic and administrative & support units' descriptions include expected outcomes and results (pdf files).
  • Testing includes MAPP/Proficiency Profile results (html pages, pdf files).

Truckee Meadows Community College (Nevada)

  • Assessment planning documents & forms: Review processes, schedules, guidelines, & reporting templates (mostly pdf files).
  • Course assessment process, schedule, reporting template, & reports (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Periodic academic program review self-study reports include outcomes & assessment information (pdf files).
  • Information about administrative unit program review processes.
  • General education goals & abilities (outcomes).
  • Assessment FAQ.
  • The institutional research site includes CCSSE results and examples of and results from surveys of graduating students (pdf files).

Truman State University (Missouri)

  • History of assessment at TSU and (pdf files) information about TSU's strategic plan.
  • Components of the assessment program: Information about methods in use at TSU.
  • FAQ and glossary.
  • Annual assessment almanac (pdf files) with assessment methods and results from:
    • Surveys of students, alumni, employers, faculty, including NSSE results.
    • Portfolio and capstone course assessments.
    • Earlier almanacs also include TSU's assessment plans.
  • TSU's portfolio project: Information, FAQ, and portfolio prompts with instructions & descriptors (rubrics).
    • The portfolio vault is restricted to TSU students, faculty, & staff.
  • Information for students about assessment & testing includes information about exams & surveys used at TSU.
  • Information from the assessment committee
    • Overview of some (older) assessment projects.
    • Materials from TSU's assessment colloquium (html pages, Powerpoint files).
  • Information from on-campus workshops is restricted to TSU faculty & staff.
Tulane University: Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (Lousiana)
  • From the drop-down menu for assessment:
    • Information about the assessment committee.
    • Assessment plans
      • Overview of the process.
      • Tips, guidelines, & examples for assessment plans, and the committee's evaluation rubric (pdf files).
      • Planning templates for academic & administrative units (Excel files).
    • Materials from assessment presentations (pdf files).
      • Available when last checked: Presentations on assessing graduate programs.
    • Resources include
      • The guidelines & templates mentioned above.
      • Links to other assessment resources.
      • Links to information about assessment conferences & meetings.
    • Results from Tulane's graduating student survey (pdf files).
Tunxis Community College: Department of Institutional Effectiveness (Connecticut)
  • General education abilities (outcomes) & associated rubrics (pdf file).
  • Report on assessment of the general education abilities (pdf file).
  • The institutional & student success outcomes report includes results from student surveys (pdf file).
    • Survey reports, including CCSSE results, are available from the right-hand menu (pdf files).
  • Links to other resources.
University at Albany, State University of New York
  • University assessment plan (pdf file) and highlights (Word document).
  • General education assessment plan (pdf files & Word documents) and outcomes.
    • Reporting forms for general education assessment (Word documents, pdf files).
    • Assessment reports (pdf files).
    • Links to information about SUNY-system general education assessment processes.
    • The video presentation was not available when last checked.
  • Procedures, guidelines, & examples for periodic academic program review (mostly Word documents).
  • Institutional effectiveness
    • UAlbany outcomes assessment model: Institutional research variables and survey questions used to assess educational outcomes. The short narrative is a Word document.
    • The Institutional Research assessment report series includes results from NSSE and other student surveys (pdf files).
    • Still to come: Assessment plans and reports from individual academic and administrative units.
  • Information about & from UAlbany's assessment committees. Committee minutes are Word documents & Powerpoint files.
  • Links to other assessment resources, including assessment in individual academic disciplines and in administrative and student support units.
  • Student Success (student affairs) assessment
    • Overview of annual assessment process and (pdf files) assessment schedule.
    • Learning outcomes, guidelines, and continuous improvement, performance indicators, & other assessment results.
    • Assessment briefs: Brief reports of assessment results (pdf files).
    • Information about the assessment council.
    • Information about & from assessment training activities (pdf files).
    • Access to Compliance Assist and CampusLabs surveys is restricted to UAlbany faculty & staff.

University of Alaska Anchorage

  • About assessment at UAA.
  • Individual academic units' assessment plans (pdf files).
  • Guidelines for the annual accademic assessment survey (annual report).
  • Information about & from the academic assessment committee:
    • Assessment overview, results, & report (pdf files).
    • Assessment handbook (Word document).
    • Guidelines for submitting academic program assessment plans.
      • Individual programs' plans (Word documents).
    • Guidelines for revising program learning outcomes.
      • The assessment plan link on this page did not work when last checked.
      • Assessment plan action form (pdf file).
    • About the committee's annual assessment survey. (The survey itself is restricted to UAA faculty & staff.)
    • Materials from on-campus workshops and assessment seminars (mostly pdf files).
    • Committee minutes (pdf files).
    • GER (general education) assessment task force
      • Agendas, minutes, & reports (pdf files).
      • Materials from the GER assessment open forums (pdf files).
        • UAA's GER learning outcomes (graphic).
      • Resources (books & articles) list.
  • Information about the annual academic assessment seminar (seminar materials are pdf files).

University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Reporting requirements and (pdf files) policy communications.
  • Reporting templates & examples (Word documents, pdf files).
  • Core curriculum (general education) plans & reports (pdf files).
  • Assessment by colleges/schools: Individual programs' assessment plans & reports (pdf files).
  • Guidelines & resources for developing & implementing assessment plans (pdf files).

University of Alaska Southeast

  • Overview of assessment at UAS.
  • FAQ.
  • Undergraduate (general education) and graduate competencies (outcomes).
  • Individual academic programs' assessment plans (pdf files) and reports (Word documents, pdf & Excel files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

University of Arizona

  • Institutional and program assessment (assessment plan) and assessment cycle (pdf files).
  • Information about & from the assessment coordinating council (ACC):
    • Annual progress reports (pdf files).
    • rubric for evaluating assessment plans (pdf file).
  • Academic assessment
    • Assessment plan and progress reports (pdf files).
    • Outcomes for individual colleges & degree programs and for the university library. Some have also posted assessment methods and results (pdf files).
    • General education outcomes and (pdf files) assessment activities & reports.
  • Exemplary assessment webpages from UA academic programs.
  • Institutional-level assessment
    • Reports from surveys of students and employers, including NSSE results (pdf files).
    • Reports from general education assessment projects (pdf files).
    • Graduate program completion rates, national rankings, etc. (most of the links are to Excel files).
  • Outcomes, assessment methods, & reports from student support services.
  • Guidelines for periodic academic program review (pdf files).
  • Materials from on-campus workshops and showcase ("best practice") conferences (pdf files).
  • Information sheets: Tips & guidelines for developing & implementing assessment plans (pdf files).
  • Links to other resources.

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

  • Learning outcomes goals (general education outcomes) and (pdf files) associated rubrics..
  • Assessment reporting schedule and resources
    • See reports for additional reporting timelines.
    • Resources include rubrics for the university-level (general education) outcomes (pdf file).
  • Information about the assessment committee (CALO) and the assessment reporting plan.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock: Assessment Central

  • Assessment handbooks for core courses & general education and for degree programs.
  • Presentation on preparing the assessment components of an HLC self-study (pdf file).
  • Reporting forms, instructions, & checklists for academic programs (Word documents).
  • General education core competencies (outcomes).
  • Academic assessment (Word documents, pdf files)
    • Assessment reports from core courses, and review rubric.
    • Assessment plans & reports from individual academic programs, and brief college-level summary reports.
  • Information about educational & student services assessment was not available when last checked.
  • Library assessment project reports (pdf files).
  • Information about the annual assessment expo.
  • Policy (pdf file), guidelines, and (Word documents) schedules & reporting template for periodic academic program review.
University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • Assessment handbook (pdf file).
  • Guiding questions (format) for the annual assessment report (pdf file).
  • Individual academic programs' assessment reports.
    • Annual pdf documents with links for each school, college, or division. Some are to pdf files. If the link is to a school (etc.) home page, assessment reports in the page's menu leads to links to pdf files from individual programs.
    • Links in the older documents may be out of date.
  • Assessment resources include:
    • An annotated bibliography with links to selected online articles (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment websites.
    • A bibliography of assessment publications (pdf file).
  • The syllabus requirements for face to face courses include the course's learning outcomes; the requirements for online courses do not (pdf files).
  • Information about and from the assessment committee (CASAA), including a rubric for evaluating assessment reports (pdf files).
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Overview of assessment policy.
  • Rubrics for assessing annual assessment reports (pdf files).
  • Information about the committee on assessment and Assessment Day seminars.
  • Resources include
    • Links to other assessment resources.
    • Information about & from on-campus assessment presentations (pdf & video files).
  • Guidelines for program assessment (pdf file).
  • Template for academic programs' assessment plan & reports (Word document).
  • Academic support units: Assessment guidelines (pdf file), worksheet (Word document), and annotated reporting template (Excel file; each portion of the report has its own worksheet).
University of California-Irvine: Faculty Senate Assessment Committee
  • Overview of assessment activities at UCI.
  • General education learning outcomes, assessment plan, and results from a pilot study (pdf files).
    • The report on assessment in writing courses was not available when last checked.
  • Individual academic programs' learning outcomes and some best practice examples (pdf files).
  • Results from the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (pdf files).
  • Information about assessment grants includes a call for proposals and abstracts of & reports from funded proposals (pdf files).
  • Information about UCI's assessment information management system.
  • Resources
    • UCI resources include:
      • FAQ (pdf file).
      • Assessment & program review multi-year schedule (pdf files).
      • Template (Word document) and checklist (pdf file) for assessment plans.
      • Guidelines for writing learning outcomes (Word document) and reviewing assessment plans & reports (pdf files).
      • Videos from on-campus assessment forums.
      • Script and guidelines for exiting-student interviews (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about & from the academic senate assessment committee (pdf files).
    • Program review & assessment reporting schedule.
    • General education and course-specific learning outcomes and assessment plans.
  • Assessment, Research, & Evaluation Group
    • Links to some of the pages mentioned above.
    • Conceptualization: University assessment plan (pdf file).
    • AREG research reports (pdf files).
    • Material from on-campus assessment colloquies and presentations.
University of California, Riverside: Office of Evaluation & Assessment
  • Assessment
    • Undergraduate program learning outcomes (pdf files).
    • Resources and workshops
      • Assessment reporting template (Word document).
      • Instructions for the OATS assessment tracking system (OATS access is restricted to UCR faculty & staff).
      • Materials from on-campus workshops (pdf files).
      • Links to other resources.
  • Learning outcomes reports (pdf files)
    • General education and university writing program learning outcomes assessment. 
    • Other assessments of the writing program and first year communities.
    • Results from assessment-related surveys of students & faculty (pdf files).

University of Central Arkansas

  • Guide (handbook) for developing & implementing assessment processes.
  • Glossary.
  • Template & reporting form for assessment plans (Word documents).
  • Library of assessment plans: Individual academic units' plans (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Other resources, and some assessment humor.
  • About the academic assessment committee.

University of Central Florida: Operational Excellence and Assessment Support

  • Assessment
    • University assessment process & organizational chart (pdf files).
    • Assessment handbooks for academic and administrative units, and reporting templates and guidelines (pdf files).
    • Assessment plans from individual academic & administrative units.
    • UCF assessment success stories (pdf files).
    • Information about the university assessment committee and (pdf file) the divisional assessment review committee.
    • Annual institutional effectiveness reports (pdf files).
    • Links to other resources.
    • Some of these items are also available from the Assessment Support page.
  • Individual programs' academic learning compacts, with learning outcomes (pdf files).
  • Information and support for periodic program review (mostly pdf files).
  • Survey & Statistical Support has an inventory of available surveys. 
    • Older survey results are available from the inventory. Recent reports in the knowledgebase are restricted to UCF faculty & staff.
University of Central Oklahoma: Office of Assessment
  • Overview of program outcomes assessment at UCO.
    • Reporting template & instructions (Excel files; the demo is flagged "pdf" but when last checked it was an Excel file).
    • Materials from an on-campus workshop (Powerpointpdf, & Excel files).
  • Overviews of general education and student satisfaction assessment at UCO.
    • When last checked, Proficiency Profile results were available from the general education page and NSSE results were available from the student satisfaction page (pdf files).
  • Reports from other student surveys (pdf files).

University of Cincinnati: Office of Assessment and Student Learning (Ohio)

  • Assessment of learning
    • Overviews of: 
      • General education and integrated core learning (ICL) assessment:
        • Core competencies (outcomes) rubric templates (Word document) and rubric examples (pdf files, Word documents).
        • Overview of the assessment process, and (mostly pdf files) annual reports.
          • The annual reports were not available when last checked.
        • The ICL page includes best practices guidelines from HLC (pdf file).
      • I-LEAP (integrated learning experiential assessment program):
        • Overview.
        • Examples & reports (pdf, Excel, & Powerpoint files).
    • University-level assessment reports include NSSE results and general education assessment summaries (pdf & Excel files).
    • College assessment folders (pdf & Excel files) including 
      • College assessment committee meeting minutes.
      • General education capstone course assessment rubrics & results.
      • NSSE results.
    • Assessment advisory team (committee) minutes (pdf files).
    • UC's VSA College Portrait
    • Links to other assessment resources.

University of Colorado at Boulder: Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis

  • History and description of assessment process.
  • Campus-wide (general education) outcomes.
  • Brief guide to assessment, checklist of suggested steps, and overviews of methods used at UCB.
  • Information about & from assessment committee (notes are html pages, handouts are pdf files, annual reports are Word documents).
  • Assessment and academic program review (Word document & html pages).
  • University-wide status report, and relevant accreditation and legislative reports.
  • Overview of results on standardized tests (Word document) and results (mostly html pages) from surveys of students and alumni, including NSSE.
  • Links to other assessment resources.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

  • Advisory groups
    • About the committee.
    • Overview of assessment at UCCS: Levels of assessment & summary of responsibilities.
    • Still to come: Rubric & forms for committee evaluation of assessment plans & reports(Word documents).
    • Committee minutes & reports, including general education assessment summaries (pdf files).
    • Assessment plans & reports and access to WEAVEonline are restricted to UCCS faculty & staff.
  • Academic program assessment
    • Overview of the process.
    • Tips & guidelines for developing & implementing assessment processes. 
      • Some pages link to pdf or Word documents. A few pages are still to come.
  • General education competencies (outcomes) and (pdf file) assessment plan.
    • Still to come: Overview of the process, calendar, and reports.
    • About surveys & instruments used at UCCS, and results (pdf files) from surveys including NSSE. (Still to come: Proficiency Profile results.)

University of Connecticut

  • Introduction to assessment.
  • Assessment primer (handbook).
  • Assessment and general education 
    • UConn's general education goals (outcomes).
    • Results from some general education assessment projects (pdf files).
    • Follow the link to the General Education Oversight Committee site. Gen Ed guidelines include learning outcomes and assessment reports (html pages, pdf files).
  • Information about assessment and NEASC accreditation.
  • Access to the web repository and online assessment tracking system (OATS) is restricted to UConn faculty & staff. 
  • Links to other resources.
University of the Cumberlands: Office of Assessment & Institutional Research (Kentucky)
  • An overview and history of assessment at UC (pdf file).
  • Information about assessment for students (pdf file).
  • University assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Templates for academic and administrative & support units' assessment reports (Word documents).
  • The assessment handbook (pdf file) includes:
    • The university-wide assessment plan (also available from the main page; pdf file).
    • Examples of improvements based on assessment, in both academic and administrative & support units.
    • The assessment committee's process and rubric for evaluating units' assessment reports.
    • FAQ-style guidelines for developing & implementing assessment plans.
    • An assessment bibliography.
  • Principles of good practice (pdf files).
  • The Assessment 101 presentation is optimized for Internet Explorer and may not display well in other browsers.

University of Dayton: Office of Institutional Research (Ohio)

  • University assessment plan (pdf file).
  • Forms for assessment reports and funding requests (Word documents).
  • Hints & tips for developing and conducting outcomes assessment.
  • Academic units' assessment plans (pdf files).
  • General education learning outcomes. The student success page has reports from general-education assessments (mostly pdf files).
  • UD data includes results from university-level surveys, including NSSE (pdf files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.

University of Georgia: Office of Academic Planning

  • General education programs
    • UGA and USG (University System of Georgia) policies & procedures for general education assessment.
      • USG common learning outcomes & core curriculum.
      • About UGA's general education curriculum (pdf files).
      • The general education core and abilities forms include UGA's general education learning outcomes (pdf files).
    • Institution-wide assessment measures: CLA, CBASE, and NSSE results (pdf files).
  • Student learning outcomes assessment
    • Overview of UGA's program-level assessment process.
    • Guidelines & tips for developing & implementing assessment processes.
    • Resources include a newsletter (pdf files), materials from on-campus workshops (Powerpoint files & podcasts), and links to other assessment resources.
    • Reporting & review cycle
      • Overview.
      • Template & examples (pdf files).
      • The academic planning system archive of plans & reports is restricted to UGA faculty & staff.
  • Other assessment at UGA
    • Brief descriptions of some assessment projects.
    • Student Affairs assessment
      • Reports on assessment projects (pdf files).
      • Guidelines for the annual assessment report. The reporting website is restricted to UGA staff.
      • Student Pulse online newsletter (pdf files).
      • Materials from assessment team training sessions (pdf & Powerpoint files).
      • Links to UGA and other assessment resources.
University of Hawai'i at Manoa: Assessment Office
  • How-to... is an assessment handbook. Chapters include links to UHM and other assessment resources (html pages, pdf files, Word documents).
  • FAQs and Myths & Realities about assessment.
  • Assessment reports, plans, & SLOs (student learning outcomes)
    • Individual degree and student services programs.
    • Institutional (general education) outcomes and graduate-program general outcomes; some outcomes have associated rubrics (pdf files).
    • Institution-wide summaries of assessment progress and activities (pdf & Excel files).
  • Resources include
    • Examples of UHM academic program assessment activities (poster sessions are pdf files).
    • Templates for reporting assessment plans & results (Word documents), with examples (pdf files).
    • Rubric bank, primarily for general education outcomes. From UHM & other sources (Word documents, pdf files).
    • Glossary.
    • Handouts with tips & guidelines (pdf files).
    • Links to other assessment resources.
  • Handouts from on-campus assessment workshops & events (pdf, Powerpoint & Excel files, Word documents).
  • Annual report logins (restricted to UHM faculty & staff) and guidelines.
  • About UHM's student success project.
  • Archives of previous reports & workshop materials (various formats).
  • Information about & from periodic program review (mostly pdf files).
  • UHM's institutional research site has results from NSSE and other student surveys (pdf & Excel files).
University of Idaho: Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Annual assessment cycle and (Word document) timeline.
  • Assessment materials (pdf files, scroll down on the home page):
    • UI assessment philosophy.
    • FAQ.
    • Objectives building online tool & (video) instructions.
  • University (general education) and undergraduate, graduate, & Student Affairs programs' learning outcomes.
  • Instructions for posting unit-level assessment plans in UI's online assessment system. (The assessment system itself is restricted to IU faculty and staff.)
  • Tools and examples from IU, including a rubric for evaluating units' assessment plans and reports (pdf files, Word documents).
  • Reports from surveys of students, alumni, faculty, and staff, including NSSE results (mostly pdf files).
  • Annual reports on university-level assessment activities (pdf files).
  • Information from on-campus workshops (pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Links to other assessment resources.
University of Illinois at Springfield: Committee on Assessment of Student Learning
  • About the committee.
    • Mission & history.
    • Task force resolutions (pdf files).
    • Agendas, minutes, & annual reports (pdf files).
  • Workshops: "Assessment 101" guidelines for developing & implementing assessment processes (video presentations).
  • Assessment reporting schedule.
    • Status report form & schedule (pdf files).
    • Reporting guidelines & checklist (Word document).
  • Readings and links to other assessment resources.
  • Information about periodic academic program review (pdf & Powerpoint files, Word documents).
  • Institutional research: Evaluation of student experiences and perceptions.
    • Information about student surveys at UIS. Some sections have reports, including NSSE results (Word documents).

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Overview of assessment at UIUC, with examples of assessment methods & impacts and lists (pdf files) of methods & measures used.
  • Assessment plans from individual academic units (pdf files) and examples from units' follow-up reports.
  • Results from survey of graduating seniors (mostly pdf files).
  • Information about & from on-campus workshops (html pages, pdf & Powerpoint files).
  • Resources include an annotated list of books/articles available for faculty use and an outline (pdf file) for unit assessment plans.
University of Iowa
  • Learning outcomes assessment
    • Overview of assessment at UI.
    • Commitment to excellence: Background for assessment at UI.
    • Designing assessment
      • Guidelines & tips in Iowa Outcomes Assessment Papers (online newsletter).
      • Annual UI assessment updates (pdf files).
      • Links to some assessment resources.
      • The assessment exchange database of departments' assessment processes is restricted to UI faculty & staff.
    • Other links to assessment resources.
  • Support for using institutional data and collecting & analyzing assessment data.
  • Reports from surveys of students & alumni (pdf files).

University of Houston-Clear Lake: Office of Planning and Assessment

  • Assessment - Academic Programs
    • Calendar.
    • Examples from UHCL programs (pdf files).
    • The syllabus tool is restricted to UHCL faculty & staff.
  • Information about assessment in support units was not available when last checked.
  • Information about UHCL's Quality Enhancement Plan.
  • Links to other resources and presentations (html pages, pdf files, Word documents, Powerpoint presentations).
  • Office of Institutional Research: Results from university surveys, including NSSE (pdf & Excel files).
University of Kansas
  • Background: Task force reports (pdf files).
  • Degree-level assessment
    • Overview of assessment development activities.
    • Guideliines and (Word document) template for developing assessment plans & reports.
    • Resources include sample plans/reports (pdf files).
      • The Center for Teaching Excellence resources were not available when last checked.
    • About the university assessment committee.
  • Data-collection plan for assessing undergraduate written communication.
    • Guidelines and examples (pdf files).
  • Plan (Word document) & guidelines (pdf file) for doctoral program assessment.
    • FAQ (scroll down).
    • Rubric template & samples (Word documents).
    • Links to other resources.
  • Core outcomes project 
    • Learning outcomes for courses that have been approved for transfer among Kansas public colleges & universities.
      • See both individual course documents and UK's annual project reports (pdf files).
  • The Office of Institutional Research and Planning site has:
    • Reports from surveys of student experience, including NSSE results and reports from KU's participation in NSSE Institute's DEEP project (pdf files).
    • KU's College Portrait.
    • Note: The assessment pages on this site have been superseded by the Academic Affairs pages described above.

University of Kentucky: Office of Assessment

  • FAQ.
  • Deadlines for assessment reports.
  • Program/unit assessment
    • Workshop handouts include templates & guidelines for planning & implementing assessment (pdf & video files, Word documents).
    • Results from professional licensure/certification exams.
  • University-wide (general education) assessment
    • Overview.
    • CLA results; other results still to come.
      • The CLA FAQ  is a pdf file.
    • Former assessment instruments includes CAAP results.
  • Information about the assessment council.
  • Available OA