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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Featured Website: Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Criterion: Communication & Creativity


Unique to Northern Arizona University's Office of Academic Assessment is the creative Seal of Assessment awarded to academic units and programs that demonstrate significant progress in assessment of student learning and to promote promising practices. Two different seals are awarded - the Seal of Assessment Achievement which recognizes significant progress with degree-program assessment plans and the Seal of Assessment Excellence which recognizes advanced programs in assessment of student learning. This creative seal is important for website communication as departments that are seal recipients have the opportunity to display the seal on the departmental website with a link to the Office of Academic Assessment. In addition, departments are encouraged to share assessment experiences, in an effort to disseminate institutional best practices.

In addition to the seals, the website provides a plethora of resources including information on assessment events, resources on assessment, an assessment guide, assessment results, information on university assessment committee, and assessment plans and reports by college. Assessment information is divided into information on course assessment, degree program assessment, curriculum design assessment, liberal studies assessment, first year seminar assessment, and E-learning assessment. For the development and use of the Seals of Assessment as well as the abundance of information on assessment, in an easy to use centralized location - Northern Arizona University's Office of Academic Assessment is July's Featured Website!