Several institutions and commissions give out annual awards to schools that are displaying excellent programs in learning outcomes and assessment. Below are description of the programs and corresponding annual winners.
CHEA Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes
Each year the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) awards colleges and universities that have made Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes. Winners are listed below.
2012 CHEA Award
2011 CHEA Award
2010 CHEA Award
2009 CHEA Award
See the Institutional Effectiveness Structure, click here.
2008 CHEA Award
See the Assessment Website, click here.
See each degree program’s AOL report of student learning outcomes, assessments and improvements that is updated annually and published on the CETL website, click here.
See how they assist other institutions in developing their own assurance of learning processes, click here.
2007 CHEA Award
The Association for General Learning and Liberal Studies is a group committed to the quality of general education programs. Since 2007 AGLS has "recognized the creative program accomplishments produced by general education faculty and administrators committed to ongoing improvement." Winners are listed below. To find out more information about the specific institution or about the award, please visit the AGLS website.
2012 Award Announcement: Applications for the 2012 Association for General and Liberal Studies Exemplary Program Award are now being accepted. To find the application and evaluation rubric on the website, click here.
The 2012 Award will recognize institutions using assessment to improve general and liberal education learning. The application asks institutions to describe their collaborative efforts to gather results, use the results to develop systematic learning improvement projects, and then verify those improvements.
Exemplary models from up to three different learning domains will be recognized at the 52nd Annual AGLS Conference to be held Sept. 20-22 in Portland, Oregon. The work of recognized institutions will be featured in special sessions, and institution representatives will receive the benefits listed in the application.
Applications will be accepted through June 15th, 2012. Directions for submitting the application can be found in the application. Questions about the Award or the application process should be directed to:
Interim Director of Institutional Effectiveness Prof. of English and Philosophy Vincennes University Vincennes, IN 47591
2011 Award Recipients: George Mason University & Stetson University
For more information on the 2011 Award Recipients, view the press release here.
2010 Award Recipients: Carleton College, Champlain College, Wright State University
2009 Award Recipient: James Madison University
2008 Award Recipients: Miami Dade College and University of North Dakota
2007 Award Recipients: Portland State University, Eastern Michigan University, and University of North Carolina at Asheville
The Commission for Assessment and Evaluation within ACPA, College Student Educators International, began awarding in 2007.
2009 Awards for Assessment of Best Practices in Student Learning and Development
2008 Awards for Emerging Best Practices in Student Learning and Development Outcomes
"To help all students acquire essential learning outcomes, assessment must evolve from a compliance-driven exercise to one where student learning results are used in decision making and resource allocation."