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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Excellence in Assessment Designation

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) College Portrait, the EIA designation evaluation process is directly and intentionally built from NILOA's Transparency Framework.

The inaugural year of the EIA Designation will be 2016. An overview of the application process can be found here. Application deadlines are shown below:

  • Submission of the completed EIA Application: May 1, 2016
  • Applications notified of EMBARGOED Designation results: July 15, 2016
  • Public announcement of designees: August 15, 2016

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

Why Campus-Learning Outcomes Assessment?

EIA Designation Overview

To view application materials, see individual components below. Click here to download the full application packet.

Campus Application Team

Application Components Overview

Application Narrative Components

Scoring Overview

Evaluation Rubric

 

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-Assessement. 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 College Portrait 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.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Inside Higher Ed