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General Education Assessment

This page is a collection of NILOA resources focused on the assessment of general education. Included are case studies, viewpoints, assessment in practices, assignments, among other resources.

Assessment in Practice

Amidon, J., & Ortloff, D. (2017, September). How an outcomes-based curriculum enables authentic assessment. (Assessment in Practice). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

Beauchman, M., & Waldenberger, S. (2017, September). Assessing general education: Identifying outcomes, data analysis, and improvements. (Assessment in Practice). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

Faleski, M., & Handley-Miller, B. (2017, September). General education at Delta College: Guided conversations toward relevant assessment. (Assessment in Practice). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

Hines, R., & Henderson, A. (2017, September). Relationship between general education course sequence and student success. (Assessment in Practice). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

Lathe, T., Strickland-Davis, S., & Bouton, D. (2017, September). From the first day of the first class, to the last day of the last class: Ensuring a pathway of critical core skill attainment for community college students. (Assessment in Practice). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).


Case Studies

Provezis, S. (2012, June). LaGuardia Community College: Weaving Assessment into the Institutional Fabric (NILOA Examples of Good Assessment Practice). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Jankowski, N., & Jones, N. (2016, September). Utah State University: Bringing it all together to foster intentional learners. (DQP/Tuning Case Study). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).


Occassional Papers

Ewell, P. T. (2009, November). Assessment, accountability, and improvement: Revisiting the tension (NILOA Occasional Paper No.1). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Richman, W.A., & Ariovich, L. (2013, October). All-in-one: Combining Grading, Course, Program, and General Education Outcomes Assessment. (Occasional Paper No.19). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Hersh, R.H. & Keeling, R.P. (2013, February). Changing Institutional Culture to Promote Assessment of Higher Learning. (Occasional Paper No.17). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Gilchrist, D., & Oakleaf, M. (2012, April). An Essential Partner: The Librarianís Role in Student Learning Assessment (NILOA Occasional Paper No.14). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.


NILOA Resource Library

General Education Assessment


DQP Resources


DQP Assignment Library

General Education Assignments


Additional Resources

General Education Assessment Resources

Faculty and the Degree Qualifications Profile: Questions of Learning