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Excellence in Assessment Designation

 

2019 Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Applications will be available in December 2018.

Join us in recognizing the 2018 EIA Designees:


The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program recognizes institutions for their efforts in intentional integration of campus-level learning outcomes assessment. The EIA designations focus on campus processes and uses of assessment outcomes, rather than on student performance or accomplishment. Building on the foundation of reporting both student learning outcomes assessment results and processes established in the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), the EIA designation evaluation process is directly and intentionally built from NILOA's Transparency Framework.

2019 Application deadlines are shown below:

  • Application materials for the 2019 EIA Designation available: December 2018
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
  • Applications notified of EMBARGOED Designation results: July 31, 2019
  • Public announcement of designees: August 16, 2019

To learn more about the purpose and overview of the EIA Designation, see below. For more information, please contact EIA@voluntarysystem.org.

EIA Designation Overview

2018 Evaluation Rubric

List of Reviewers

2018 EIA designees

 

Click here to view a recording of a webinar on the EIA Designation, Recognizing Excellence in Campus Assessment: Using the Excellence in Assessment Designation for Self-Assessment. A pdf of the presentation can be found here.

The Excellence in Assessment Designation is co-sponsored by the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). VSA is a joint initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU).

 


Click below to read news releases on the EIA Designation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2017

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Inside Higher Ed - October 27, 2015

Inside Higher Ed - August 22, 2016

Click here to read more about IUPUI, a Sustained Excellence Designee.

James Madison University News

Assessment Update Article

2016 Official Press Release

2017 Official Press Release