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February 2018
This month’s newsletter features a plethora of assignment focused material. It leads with a revised and updated assignment charrette toolkit and featured assignment by Nina Namaste, Liberal Arts in Action. In addition, it includes a new Assessment in Practice by Linda Townsend and Pamela Tracy titled Using Backward Design and the Assignment Design Charrette Model for Quality Enhancement, and an invitation to participate in a webinar on facilitating an assignment charrette.

We are pleased to release a response to the equity and assessment conversation by Ereka Williams of North Carolina A&T State University and announce California State University Northridge (CSUN) as this month's Featured Website. Further, we extend an invitation to apply for the Teaching and Learning National Institute (TLNI). Finally, please find a summary of NILOA's activities in the field from January, call for proposals for a NILOA Coach Visit and a summary of relevant news items and events.


January 2018
We are pleased to announce the release of NILOA's third national report on the status of student learning outcomes assessment in the U.S., Assessment That Matters: Trending Toward Practices That Document Authentic Student Learning.

This month's newsletter also features information on NILOA Coaches, including a Request for Proposals (RFP) for those institutions interested in inviting a coach for a campus visit at no cost. The 2018 Excellence in Assessment Designation application details are available for those wishing to apply. We are also pleased to announce The University of Calgary as this month's Featured Website. Finally, please find a summary of NILOA's activities in the field from December and relevant news items and events. Please note that NILOA scholars will be presenting at the AAC&U 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. More information including dates and times of sessions are included in the events section.

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NILOA can be the connective tissue that links together and advances the work of various groups and organizations interested in using student learning outcomes to improve higher education.

George Mehaffy

George L. Mehaffy
Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)