Criteria: Creativity

The website communicates information on student learning outcomes assessment and/or results in new and innovative ways including integration of multiple measures and use of alternative media such as videos, interactive graphs, or data displays.


American University

American University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment Learning Outcomes and Assessment website is designed for both internal and external audiences. Assessment plans are publicly available and include information on indirect/direct measures, group/individual targets, learning outcomes addressed by the assessment, and tentative assessment cycle. Best practices from program/major assessment plans are showcased. For its abundance of information on ongoing assessment activities… Read more »

Jacksonville State University

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at Jacksonville State University is committed to providing “accurate, reliable, and systematic departmental and institutional support in research and assessment” through the use of “cutting-edge technology and a collection of high quality, proven tools and resources that support continuous improvement through meaningful planning, analysis, reporting, and informed… Read more »

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has accumulated a variety of assessment resources on its website. One of the signature initiatives is what is known as Principles of Undergraduate Learning. In addition, IUPUI is active in promoting its work on ePortfolios. For the month of April, IUPUI has been selected as NILOA’s Featured Website in… Read more »

Western Washington University

Western Washington University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education does an excellent job publicly reporting assessment activities on campus. Not only are assessment plans accessible for each department but Program and Course Assessment Handbooks are available to highlight tools and techniques for writing assessment plans for program and course improvement (these Handbooks are… Read more »

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Using NILOA’s Transparency Framework as a means to organize assessment information, Concordia University Wisconsin’s Evaluation & Assessment Office’s website is well on its way to providing meaningful information on student learning. Easily accessible through its University’s main web page, the purpose of its website is “to provide detailed information regarding why and how we gather… Read more »

Walden University

Walden University’s Demonstrating Accountability, Transparency, and Assessment (DATA) website provides a centralized resource for multiple data points across the institution and within departments related to student learning. The website posts the stated learning outcomes for each program, information on student satisfaction, performance indicators, and student self-assessments of their learning. In addition, the website presents information,… Read more »

Juniata College

For those interested in learning more about student learning, Juniata College has “Just the Facts” website that addresses “whatever your questions might be.” The “Just the Facts” website provides information on “what we know about our programs, the success, the challenges, the in-progress.” Not afraid to state that the institution still has room to grow,… Read more »

Northern Arizona University

Unique to Northern Arizona University’s Office of Academic Assessment is the creative Seal of Assessment awarded to academic units and programs that demonstrate significant progress in assessment of student learning and to promote promising practices. In addition to the seals, the website provides a plethora of resources including information on assessment events, resources on assessment, an assessment… Read more »

Joliet Junior College

The Student Learning Committee’s website at Joliet Junior College contains an abundance of information on student learning outcomes assessment in an easy to find, centralized location. The plethora of easy to understand information on assessment, as well as the multiple media formats in which the information is presented makes Joliet Junior College NILOA’s featured website.

University of Hawai’i, Manoa

From information on how to plan for assessments to examples from other schools to original research projects to handouts, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa (UHM) Assessment Office website has it all. We highlight two activities, Assessment Shorts and annual assessment reports, from this site and encourage you to check out the rest. For its clear communication… Read more »