Criteria: Centralized Assessment Repository

The website stores or provides links to assessment information in one central location. To be considered, the site should include one or more of the NILOA Transparency Framework’s six components.


California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University (CLU) has about a decade’s worth of experience with student learning outcomes (SLOs) assessment. Driven by its core commitments of Liberal Learning, Professional Preparation, and Character and Leadership Development, CLU has designed 8 detailed institutional SLOs and rubrics. These SLOs have been translated into specific departmental Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). The site… Read more »

El Camino College

El Camino College developed a provocative, witty parody about the importance of student learning outcomes and associated faculty hesitations. This video features two faculty members at the water cooler talking about assessing student learning. The video highlights the work faculty members do routinely in their daily practice to document what students know and can do. To… Read more »

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Office of Academic Assessment offers faculty, students, and visitors a plethora of resources on assessment.  With a focus of “implementing outcome-based evaluation processes for all instructional programs, administrative units, and campuses,” NOVA exhibits a dedication to linking assessment with learning to produce a culture of evidence.  A great deal of… Read more »

Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for “building an accessible, comprehensive and systemic process for assessment, accreditation and accountability.”  This practice, along with working within the Presidents’ forum’s Transparency by Design, resulted in CHEA presenting Rio Salado College with the CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student… Read more »

Zayed University

Zayed University’s Learning Outcomes (ZULOs) is a one-stop shop for a variety of assessment resources.  As an institution, six student learning outcomes are utilized by every department including: (1) Critical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning; (2) Global Awareness; (3) Information Literacy; (4) Language; (5) Leadership; and (6) Technological Literacy.  Zayed’s website includes rubrics which measure each… Read more »