National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment |

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Featured Website: Tunxis Community College

Tunxis Community College

Criterion: Creativity

At Tunxis Community College, faculty identified a number of abilities for students to master, so in addition to letter grades students receive an ability score. The details of the “Ability Based Education” are communicated through a creative and informative video. The video explains the background for ABE, the reason for ABE, the impact it has on students, the 10 ability areas, and the descriptions of the ABE scores. The video and institutional program around learning outcomes at Tunxis is a great example of how institutions can make learning outcomes their own, in a creative way. For this innovative way of thinking about learning outcomes and the entertaining video introducing the concept to students, Tunxis Community College’s Ability Based Education video is chosen for this month’s featured website.